Earlier today, I listened to "Only One", the new single by Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney released on New Year's. It is quite good.
Now the big story coming out of all this are the tweets from Kanye West fans who claim they've never heard of the former Beatle. One such tweet described the 72-year old McCartney as a "newcomer."
However, Joe Lynch at Billboard points out that a lot of those folks on Twitter have a good handle on The Beatles and they were only joking.
I'm inclined to agree with Lynch and I would further add that it is fair to say that most people under the age of 18 know who The Beatles are in no small part to the record collections of their parents or grandparents.