It was 1963 when Barbara Bezant and Lyn Phillips sent Paul McCartney a reel to reel tape with a message after they saw a Beatles show.
The girls told McCartney "this dream is just to come round the back and see you, but I don't suppose that'll ever happen. But we can always live in hope, can't we?"
When no response came from the Beatle’s bass player they chalked it up to a nice try.
But it turns out the tape never got to McCartney, until now.
Fast forward 50 years as the BBC reports a man bought that recording at a flea market and asked a friend in the music business to listen to it.
Then a BBC show got involved and were successful in getting the girls together again. When they did, there was a surprise waiting.
It was Sir Paul's reply. "Hi Linda and Barbara, thanks very much for (your) lovely tape. It finally got through, better late than never," the former Beatle wrote.
"Great to hear that you found each other after all these years. Keep enjoying the music, love Paul."