Paul McCartney’s Last Conversation With John Lennon

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Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney recently recalled the tragic passing of John Lennon. He also went on to reveal the last conversation he had with Lennon before the latter’s death.

Paul McCartney opens up on John Lennon

In a recent appearance on The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM, the former Beatle Paul McCartney looked back on John Lennon’s tragic passing. In particular, McCarney remembered the moments after finding out about the murder and how he dealt with the news. He said (via Guitar.com):

Paul McCartney’s reaction to John Lennon dying

“When John died it was so difficult. It was difficult for everyone in the world ’cause he was such a loved character and such a crazy guy, you know, that he was so special. And so it had hit me so much so that I couldn’t really talk about it.

“I remember getting home from the studio on the day that we’d heard the news he died and turning the TV on and seeing people say, ‘Well, John Lennon was this,’ and ‘What he was, was this,’ and ‘I remember meeting him.

“And it was like, I don’t know, I can’t be one of those people. I can’t just go on TV and say what John meant to me. It was just too deep. It’s just too much. I couldn’t put it into words.

“So a while later, once the emotions had sort of settled a little bit… I was in a building that would become my recording studio, and there were just a couple of little empty rooms upstairs. I found a room and just sat on the wooden floor in a corner with my guitar and just started to play the opening chords to ‘Here Today.'”

Paul McCartney’s “Here Today” has special meaning

The song “Here Today” is very personal for Paul since it’s about his relationship with Lennon. He continued:

“‘The night we cried,’ that was to do with a time when we were in Key West down in Florida. And for some reason — I think it was like a hurricane — something had been delayed, and we couldn’t play for a couple of days, so we holed up in a little Motel. So what would we do? Well, we’d have a drink, and we would get drunk.

“We got drunk and started to get kind of emotional. ‘Oh, you were great when you, I love that.’ You know, we started, it all came out, you know, but on the way to that, there was a lot of soul searching. You know, we told each other a few truths, you know.

“‘Well, I love you. I love you, man. I love that you said that. I love you. And we opened up.

“So, that was kind of special to me. I think that was really one of the only times that ever happened.”