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Lennon one of the greats: McCartney
« on: December 09, 2005, 07:51:16 PM »

Lennon one of the greats: McCartney

From correspondents in London
December 09, 2005

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17513141%255E1702,00.html

PAUL McCartney has described his Beatle partner John Lennon as "one of the great men" of the past century.

Twenty-five years after Lennon's murder by a deranged fan, McCartney told BBC radio the anniversary brought back memories of the "horrific conditions of his death".

But he was thinking also of "the fantastic times we had and how lucky and privileged I feel to be one of the people who spent so much time with him."

"He was a fantastic man. A really fantastic guy," McCartney said.

"When I first knew him I thought he was a really fantastic guy.

"But with everything he achieved with the Beatles, on his own as a man and as an activist, he was one of the great men of the 20th century.

"I'm very proud to have known him so intimately, from kids right the way to the end."

He added: "To have known John in that period, so intimately
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Re: Lennon one of the greats: McCartney
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 10:59:32 PM »

Lucky Paul.
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Re: Lennon one of the greats: McCartney
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005, 03:54:57 PM »

Paul deserves it. C&C is very good. I hope his future albums go in the same vein. I don't know Macca's solo stuff that well, but has it taken him 35 years to realise that he can make music of the same calibre of the later Beatles period, by pursuing exactly that? And, I wonder how much Nigel Godrich had to do with that.
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Re: Lennon one of the greats: McCartney
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2005, 04:05:11 PM »

I rate this album. I seriously think though that any producer who was aware or a fan of The Beatles had to take him to the later period you mentioned GA.

Feels like it's been needed for a long time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 03:49:24 PM »

Wasn't sure where to post this but here seemed as good as any.


Dear John,
I remember when we first me, at Woolton, at the village fete. It was a beautiful summer day and I walked in there and saw you on stage. And you were singing "Come Go With Me," by the Dell Vikings, but you didn't know the words so you made them up. "Come go with me to the penitentiary." It's not in the lyrics.
I remember writing our first songs together. We used to go to my house, my dad's home, and we used to smoke Ty-Phoo tea with the pipe my dad kept in a drawer. It didn't do much for us but it got us on the road. We wanted to be famous.
I remember the visits to your mum's house. Julia was a very handsome woman, very beautiful woman. She had long, red hair and she played a ukulele. I'd never seen a woman that could do that. And I remember having to tell you the guitar chords because you used to play the ukulele chords.
And then on your 21st birthday you got 100 pounds off one of your rich relatives up in Edinburgh, so we decided we'd go to Spain. So we hitchhiked out of Liverpool, got as far as Paris, and decided to stop there, for a week. And eventually got our haircut, by a fellow named Jurgen, and that ended up being the "Beatle haircut."
I remember introducing you to my mate George, my schoolmate, and getting him into the band by playing "Raunchy" on the top deck of a bus. You were impressed. And we met Ringo who'd been working the whole season at Butlin's camp
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Re: Lennon one of the greats: McCartney
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 03:07:51 AM »

How interesting. Thanks for this, I enjoyed reading it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008, 09:34:13 AM »

My pleasure....had to be shared. :)
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