Paul McCartney and John Lennon almost quit music before The Beatles made it big, as they considered going into another line of work. Lennon’s sister Julia Baird told DailyMailTV that her family wanted to see Lennon move on with another job.
“John and Paul were lucky, because if it had gone on much longer without getting a break I don’t know what would have happened.
Mimi (John’s aunt) famously said to John: ‘The guitar is all very well John but you will never make a living out of it.’
That was the worry for all the families. I was worried about him dropping out of art college. Something inside us insisted that they had to stick with it. They wanted to make it and they were absolutely determined.”
Baird said she was happy that ultimately McCartney and Lennon didn’t listen, and continued their career and became icons with George Harrison and Ringo Starr in The Beatles.
“The Fab Four would have never gone on to make rock history if they had listened to their families’ concerns that they would end up broke and hopeless.”
Paul McCartney still plays live and records to this day, while John Lennon was tragically shot to death in December 1980.