Former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney has become adept at colouring his hair a natural dark brown - but his early days of dyeing were disastrous.

The 63-year-old star was determined to fight the ageing process long before he met his model wife Heather Mills, although he admits his original attempts at concealing his greying locks were hit and miss.

He says, "Ten years before I met her I was thinking about dyeing my hair.

"I tried it in Australia. Looked cool until I went on stage.

"Then this blue liquid poured down my forehead. Highly embarrassing."

01/08/2005 20:54