Sir Paul McCartney: There are so many bands like One Direction who get called 'the next Beatles'
Beatle legend Paul says 1D aren't the first line-up to be compared with the group he started with John Lennon in 1960 and reckons the public will expect too much from our boys.
'There are so many bands who all get called "the next Beatles",' says Sir Paul, 69.
'Suddenly it puts an awful lot of pressure on them to be the next Beatles.
'Oasis were "the next Beatles" once if you remember.
'It's a pressure, because suddenly you've got to live up to all the things that we did, and it was a different time.
'So let's just call them "the next terrific band".'
The boys are the first ever British group to go straight to No 1 in the States with their debut album - something even the popular Beatles failed to do.
'They're doing well in America,' Sir Paul tells ITV1's Daybreak.
'It's good - good luck lads.'
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