A cheeky message from Paul McCartney to the Queen Mother has been discovered in the Caird Hall autograph book.
McCartney visited the Caird Hall with his post-Beatles band Wings for the final date of their 1975 UK tour.
The group arrived at the venue just a few weeks after the Queen Mother, the then Chancellor of Dundee University, had signed the book.
The bassist drew a face with a crown and the message “and love from another subject,” with an arrow pointing towards the signature of Her Royal Highness
The comments came to light after it emerged that Anton du Beke and Judy Murray, the mother of tennis star Andy, will be dancing to the Wings classic Mull of Kintyre as part of the Anton and Erin That’s Entertainment show at the Caird Hall on February 19.
Susan Gillan, music development section leader, remembered Wings had visited back in 1975 and checked the Caird Hall autograph book to find Paul McCartney’s entry and discovered the tongue-in-cheek drawing and comment.
The same page in the book has a message from Linda McCartney, whose birthday was the day after Wings’ Caird Hall gig, saying “Keep it up Dundee, you take the cake!”
Susan said “This was a reference to the fact it was Linda’s birthday when they visited and Paul had made sure there was plenty Dundee cake on hand to celebrate!”
The host of famous signatures doesn’t stop there though: comedian and actor Billy Connolly has also penned his name on the same page.
The original autograph book has been digitised to allow the public to browse online.