Thanks. Yeah, that sounds like John. Always changing his tune. Too bad he didnt' have enough time to come around on that one. Wonder how George felt since it was sort of his final word on him.
From a 1987 interview George referrences these things:
Scott: In an interview before his death, John said he was really hurt
>> by you, that you never mentioned in your autobiography any of the
>> influence he had on you.
>> George: He was annoyed 'cos I didn't say that he'd written one line of
>> this song "Taxman." But I also didn't say how I wrote two lines of
>> "Come Together" or three lines of "Eleanor Rigby," you know, I wasn't
>> getting into any of that. I think, in the balance, I would have had
>> more things to be niggled with him about than he would have had with
>> Scott: He said, that you idolized him as a young boy...
>> George: That's what he thought. I liked him very much, he was a
>> groove. He was a good lad. But, at the same time, he misread me. He
>> didn't even realize who I was, one of the main faults of John and Paul.
>> They were so busy helping John and Paul, they failed to realize who
>> else was around at the time.