Paul McCartney admitted that he and John Lennon “compete” with each other, and that his former Beatles band member, only “when” praised one of his songs. John Lennon and Paul McCartney seen in December 1963, photo. John Lennon and Paul McCartney seen in December 1963, photo. Lennon and McCartney is smiling in a photo from 1963.
Paul McCartney admitted that he and John Lennon “compete” with each other, and that his former Beatles band member, only “when” praised one of his songs.
McCartney made the remarks during a “60 Minutes” interview, set to air on Sunday. A clip of the interview, which was posted by CBS News on Thursday.
The music legend said he and Lennon were not “openly” competitive with each other, but it was something they profess for “later.”
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“He would have written ‘Strawberry Fields,’ I would write, “Penny Lane,” McCartney said of their songwriting dynamic. “He thought of his old neighbourhood in Liverpool, so I remember me”.
But compliments of Lennon were apparently rare, as McCartney claimed that he was “only once the entire time.”
McCartney said that it was a compliment-was “Here, There and Everywhere.”
The award was in relation to a song from the “Revolver” album, “Here, There and Everywhere,” McCartney said, adding that he was “one of my songs.”
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“‘That’s a really good song, boy. I love that song.'” McCartney called him to say. “And I was like, ‘Yes! He loves it!'”
And McCartney has “remembered on this day,” he said, before adding: “It is really pathetic.”
The musician, said that he would sometimes offer Lennon praise, although certain circumstances made it seems a little easier.
“Yes, I would tell him his stuff was amazing,” he said. “Normally, you would have to be a little drunk. It helped.”