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Paul McCartney and Paul Simon are rethinking the idea of the 76-year-old pop star

When he was 24 years old, Paul McCartney famously looked a few decades into the future to record "When I'm Sixty-Four," the Beatles tune about growing infirm by the fireside.

Back then, the song functioned as a cozy prediction. Yet once McCartney reached that age in real life - and was still out flipping his perfect hair all over the place - "When I'm Sixty-Four" became something of a comical object lesson: proof that even a beloved Beatle underestimated how long a formative rock 'n' roller might stick around.

McCartney is 76 now, and on Friday he released a new studio album, "Egypt Station," just days before he's set to launch his latest tour in Quebec City.

McCartney isn't the only 76-year-old songwriter called Paul with a record due out this week.

Paul Simon, who in his mid-20s pictured a future on

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