NAMES IN THE NEWS : McCartney Wins Guinness Entry

From Times Wire Services

Former Beatle Paul McCartney gained a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest paid attendance at a public event, his publicist said today.

McCartney and his band performed for a crowd of 184,000 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 21.

He broke the record of 175,000 set by Frank Sinatra at the stadium on Jan. 26, 1980.

The Guinness Book acknowledged the record early this month, said Mika El-Baz, McCartney’s New York publicist.