Paul McCartney’s touching final conversation with John Lennon – ‘It was good’ | Music | Entertainment

On at the present time, December 8, 1980, John Lennon was assassinated, aged simply 40-years-previous. The star’s brutal homicide has gone down in music historical past as one of the horrific occasions ever. Although Lennon’s loss of life was a devastating time for his followers, these closest to him had been essentially the most affected, together with the members of The Beatles. 

Decades after Lennon’s loss of life his bandmate, Paul McCartney, opened up about their final interplay.

The Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership is answerable for producing among the greatest-identified songs of all time, together with Yesterday, Hey Jude, Eight Days a Week, Eleanor Rigby, and numerous others.

The pair grew up collectively in Liverpool, UK, within the Fifties and ventured to Hamburg, Germany collectively in The Beatles. Eventually, they took on the world alongside George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

But their final conversation earlier than Lennon died? It was about baking.

McCartney instructed Howard Stern on Sirius XM: “I ring John and I was making bread and got quite good at it. So when I heard John was doing it, it was great.”

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McCartney went on: “We could just talk about something so ordinary. There’s no threat or anything. It was just two guys talking about: ‘Well, I don’t know. Do you leave it overnight or what do you do?’ And someone says: ‘Yeah, I leave it overnight in a hot cupboard’ and you’d just be chatting.” Although the conversation wasn’t precisely thrilling, McCartney would not change a factor about it. He added: “It was really nice and I was so glad that we got back to that relationship that we’d always had when we were kids.”

McCartney years later defined: “We heard the news that morning and, strangely enough, all of us… the three Beatles, friends of John’s… all of us reacted in the same way. Separately. Everyone just went to work that day. All of us. Nobody could stay home with that news. We all had to go to work and be with people we knew. Couldn’t bear it. We just had to keep going.

“So I went in and did a day’s work in a type of shock. And as I was popping out of the studio later, there was a reporter, and as we had been driving away, he simply caught the microphone within the window and shouted: ‘What do you concentrate on John’s loss of life?’ I had simply completed a complete day in shock and I mentioned: ‘It’s a drag.’

“I meant drag in the heaviest sense of the word, you know: ‘It’s a DRAG.’ But, you know, when you look at that in print, it says, ‘Yes, it’s a drag.’ Matter of fact.”

McCartney just lately held an interview whereas selling his new e-book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, the place he opened up about lacking Lennon to at the present time.

He mentioned he had by no means simply instructed Lennon he liked him. “As 16-year-old, 17-year-old Liverpool kids, you could never say that. It just wasn’t done.

“So I by no means did simply say: ‘John, love you man.’ I by no means obtained spherical to it. Now it is nice simply to understand how a lot I like this man.”


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