Paul did not find it easy that all of his compositions were accredited to Lennon-McCartney and it psychologically scarred him that not enough people know he wrote Yesterday all by himself in the gents’ toilets of Abbey Road Studios when he was a bit stoned.
There can be no doubt that Paul has always been a bit vain and for the last 50 years has employed a woman called Vi to comb his legs for him.
Paul’s legs are unnaturally hirsute and can get terribly matted if not given daily attention.
The breakup of the Beatles – which was brilliantly described in my book Shout! – was very difficult for Paul and he went off to live in Scotland with Linda – whom nobody liked but him.
After a brief period of seclusion while the couple devoted themselves to their wonderful children Paul decided to form Wings.
Some people have been critical of the fact that he paid other members of the band next to nothing but after much soul-searching I now find that he paid them exactly the right amount.
Appearance: increasingly miffed.
What have Paul McCartney and John Lennon got to be miffed about? Only one of them is still alive. You mean Lennon and McCartney – that’s the way the songwriting Beatles are always credited.
Alphabetically? Seems fair. True — but Macca is unhappy about taking second billing on songs he wrote.
Oh, let it be. Exactly. That was a song to which Lennon contributed nothing, but which still gets attributed to Lennon/McCartney. Worse – in the digital age – in some online lists you get Lennon … and no McCartney.
This bird has flown. Maybe, but in an interview in this month’s Esquire magazine, he complains not just about coming second on the credit but that the canonisation of Lennon after his murder in 1980 reduced his own creative roles to the margins. ‘I understood that now there was going to be revisionism’ he says. ‘It was going to be: John was the one’.
Nowhere man? That’s the way Paul feels.
Jealous guy. That’s how the Lennonists see it.
We can work it out. I hope so.
All you need is love. Quite.
All things must pass. Actually that one was written by George. Even so – it doesn’t look as if McCartney will be backing down any time soon.
(ed:..sheesh paul..!..maybe you need a good strong joint..eh..?..to chill out..you are sounding like a moaning bitter old man..and yes you banged out some good ditties..but john was the thinking/political one..wasn’t he..?
(nb:..mccartney claims he has given up on the herb..he needs to rethink that stance..)