Paul McCartney on his friendship with John Lennon

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Paul McCartney says that John Lennon is “irreplaceable”. Image by United Press International

McCartney describes the relationship with his former Beatles bandmate as “irreplaceable” and says that he and Yoko Ono are “mates”

This month is the 50th anniversary since The Beatles embarked on their last ever tour and speaking to Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney has reminisced on his friendship with his former bandmate John Lennon.

Describing his friendship with Lennon as “irreplaceable,” McCartney said:”We were kids growing up together, in the same environment with the same influences: He knows the records I know, I know the records he knows. You’re writing your first little innocent songs together.”

Talking about his relationship with Yoko Ono, McCartney went on to say he, George and Ringo were “threatened” by her, explaining: “When John got with Yoko, she wasn’t in the control room or to the side. It was in the middle of the four of us.” That has now changed, with McCartney saying that he and Ono are now “mates.”

Richard White has claimed in his book Come Together that had Lennon not died it was likely that he and McCartney would have written more songs together.

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