km artlu » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:33 pm wrote:Big thanks for that link Luther.
Insightful and engaging stuff. Good writers too, those guys.
Sir Paul McCartney: I'm frustrated Lennon's assassination made him a martyr
Paul McCartney has admitted to being "frustrated" that the assassination of John Lennon in New York in 1980 made him a martyr and "elevated him [Lennon] to a James Dean, and beyond".
The 73-year-old musician, who formed the Beatles in 1960 with Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, said: "The Beatles split up [in 1970] and we were sort of all equal. George did his record, John did his, I did mine, Ringo did his. It was as we were during the Beatles' times. We were equal.
"When John got shot, aside from the pure horror of it, the lingering thing was, 'OK, well, now John's a martyr. A JFK.' I started to get frustrated because people started to say, 'Well, he was the Beatles.' And me, George and Ringo would go, 'Er, hang on. It's only a year ago we were all equal-ish.'"
McCartney, who released his 17th solo album in 2013, described the Beatles as "f--king good" and the product of "a very rich period" but claimed in the interview with Esquire magazine that there was "a lot of revisionism" after Lennon was shot...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... d-him.html
Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman.
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