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  • 9 July 2014, 8:00

Johnny Depp Gets The Blues For Paul McCartney

Actor Johnny Depp has made a cameo in the latest Sir Paul McCartney music video - as a blues musician.

Depp got to appear in the clip after calling in for a jam session with the ex-Beatle on the day it was being filmed.

In the video for Early Days, McCartney starts off playing solo on an acoustic guitar.

One-by-one, several blues guitarists come into frame as they start to play alongside the veteran musician.

The 51-year-old Depp, with rolled up sleeves and battered hat, also joins in the session.

It is the third time the Pirates of the Caribbean star has appeared in a McCartney music video.

Emmy-nominated director Vincent Haycock said: "Paul's scene was incredibly fun to create. It was just him, some blues players and Johnny Depp jamming on set all day.

Mr Haycock added: "The idea was inspired by the chance meeting in 1957 that would change Paul, John, George, and Ringo's lives forever."

"This film is a poetic homage to the legendary beginnings of Paul McCartney and John Lennon's relationship."

The video was filmed in Los Angeles for two days with the former Beatle, along with separate footage shot in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Mr Haycock has previously made videos for Cheryl Cole and Spiritualized, and the title sequence for TV hit Nip/Tuck.

Also at the filming in LA was legendary musician and poet Patti Smith, 67, though she did not perform on the song.

Sir Paul, 72, is currently touring in the US after being forced to take nearly eight weeks off when a mystery bug put him in hospital in Japan.

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