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Photographer Sues Playboy Over Fantastic Paul McCartney Mullet Photo

Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda (1941 - 1998), of British rock group Wings, in a recording studio, 21st November 1973. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Sometime in the 1970s, rock photographer James Fortune snapped a wonderful picture of Paul McCartney sporting a feathery mullet and a suspect mustache. The photo was, for obvious reasons, selected by an editor at Playboy’s website for a 2014 photo gallery called “15 Hilariously Awesome Celebrity Mullets.” Unfortunately, Fortune said he never gave Playboy permission to use the photo and is now suing the publication, according to TMZ.

TMZ claims the gallery was still online when it published its article early this morning, but it’s since been removed. You can see the photo in TMZ’s embedded tweet below.

A good picture, but for our money, this photo would’ve been the better one to steal from Fortune.