Friday, May 22, 2009

Sir Paul Gets Home Taken Off Google Street View

Sir Paul McCartney has had his London home removed from Google street view after he made a complaint.

Macca was furious when he discovered fans could goggle at his multi-million-pound home online.

It was photographed along with others on the posh street as part of Google’s ground-level views of the city.

The former Beatles's security team, who monitor access to the house 24 hours a day, complained to the web giant.

Sir Paul, 66, has been careful about security since bandmate John Lennon was murdered in 1980.

A source said: “He was unsettled when he heard Google users could get a 360-degree view of the property.”

The star penned classic tracks Penny Lane, Getting Better and Hey Jude at the town house in St John’s Wood, North London, which he bought in 1965 for £40,000.

He built a meditation chapel in the garden in 1967 which has a circular bed given to him by actor Groucho Marx.

Last night a Google spokesman said anyone could now remove their house from the site by clicking a button.

But he added: “Since the launch of Street View, millions have used it and the vast majority are very happy to have their house included.”

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