Paul McCartney Reveals How John Lennon Rejected Murderer


The Beatles icon Paul McCartney recently told his social media team what convicted murderer Phil Spector told he and John Lennon to do to make more money on their singles, and how Lennon reacted. Paul McCartney recently called out a big name ripoff.

“I remember Phil Spector telling us in the early days that he used to think we wasted our material by putting two good songs on a single. He said, ‘You shouldn’t have two, you should just have one.’ We said, ‘No, no, no value for money. You know, it should be an A-side and a B-side. And it’s great!’ And he said,’No! No, you should just put the backing track of the A-side on the B-side.’ And we just thought that’s cheating.

So, I’ve always loved the idea of giving people extra little things they haven’t got. And it’s a nice thing for me too – a lot of the songs, I haven’t heard for years. And we’ve just listened through on this remastering session and there’s a couple of soundcheck things there off the ‘Paul Is Live’ and ‘Amoeba Gig’ sessions, which I’d only heard the day we did them.”

Howard Stern recently dropped a disturbing remark about John Lennon’s murderer. John Lennon’s “Imagine” engineer Jack Douglas recently made a sad revelation about the music industry on Produce Like A Pro.

“I have to admit, the record industry was more fun when it was run by gangsters because the gangsters put music people in charge for the most part. These little labels, you know, they were real… the money was, you know, gangster money, but the people they put in charge were real music people – either arrangers or players or people who really knew about how the industry worked.

After the bean counters got ahold of it, it changed so drastically and evolved to where it is now. One thing I think I respect, among other things, about Jimmy Iovine, it’s about how he ran it – like he personally understood music. After a while, there wasn’t any fun. That’s why I like indies the best. The money is not the same.”

Ultimate-Guitar transcribed Douglas’ comments.