The beloved co-founder of the Beatles, Paul McCartney recently gave an interview to Penguin Books and the Penguin Books’ podcast, The Penguin Podcast about McCartney’s latest children book “Hey Grandude”. Paul McCarney ‘refuses’ listening to John Lennon songs. McCartney called out John Lennon’s father for doing something horrible.
Paul McCartney ‘turned down’ by famous woman. Here, McCartney discusses and compares the family life of himself to late Beatles co-founder John Lennon whose family life McCartney calls ‘a tragedy.’ Alternative Nation transcribed his comments below.
Interviewer: So many artists you’ve met over the years, Paul, it’s almost that the pain of those kinds of years things are the fuel to their creativity and in reaction to it.
Paul McCartney: That’s true as well.
Interviewer: You didn’t have any of that, did you?
McCartney: Well no, I did – I had plenty of that but not in my family. Not in my family, I mean I went outside and I got mugged.
Interviewer: But that love, you had that foundation?
McCartney: Yeah, from the family, I think that’s a great thing. But I thought everyone had it. Then I met John [Lennon] and his family was a tragedy. You know, his father left home when he was three, his mom got knocked over and killed by a car. John had a very tough life and it put my lovely family life into perspective. I was so lucky to have these great uncles and when they would be leaving they would slip you a bit of money. You have that and go: Ah, this is God, this is God giving away money.” So all of that, I think it’s very Liverpool and I was lucky to be brought up in a working-class family.
In other news revolving Paul McCartney, fans recently took to social media to discuss the long-lasting legacy of one of McCartney’s most beloved live albums – Amobea Gig.
One fan proclaimed: “Never having heard the album, or even knew of the existence of the recording, I ordered on a whim thinking the tracklisting looked pretty good. I am blown away by the performance – sounds like Paul and his band was having a ball. Small venue, an appreciative crowd of under a thousand according to liner notes, and Paul’s personality coming through front and center. This is one fun listen – highly recommended to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with Paul and the Beatles. And the recording of this gig is top-notch to my ear. I like live recordings as there is most often an energy that is often muted in-studio sessions. No shortage of energy here.” Paul McCartney horrible beard photo revealed by wife.