Paul McCartney is grateful that he reconciled with John Lennon before it was too late.
In a segment of BBC Radio's special marking what would have been John's 80th birthday, McCartney talks with Sean Lennon. They touch on a meeting years after The Beatles' breakup:
"One of the great things for me was that after all The Beatles rubbish and all the arguing and the business, you know, business differences really…that even after all of that, I’m so happy that I got it back together with your dad... It really, really would have been a heartache to me if we hadn’t have reunited. It was so lovely too that we did, and it really gives me sort of strength to know that."
A half-century after that breakup and 40 years after John's death, McCartney and Lennon seemingly remain each other's harshest critics.
"I’m writing something and I go: ‘Oh god, this is bloody awful.’ And I think: ‘What would John say?'... And you go: ‘Yeah, you’re right. It’s bloody awful. You’ve got to change it.’ And so I’ll change it, and I know from reports that he did similar things to that. If I’d have a record out, he’d go: ‘Bloody hell… got to go in the studio. Got to try and do better than Paul.'"
Source: Premiere & NME
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