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Sir Paul McCartney has spoken about the first time he met John Lennon and reveals how he reflects on the moment 'like a fan' and tells 'how lucky' he was to meet him.
The Beatles star, 78, revealed how the the pair 'complemented each other' after he was introduced to John, aged 16, on July 6 1957, in Liverpool.
The singer-songwriter spoke to Sean Ono Lennon, 44, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, for a two-part documentary on BBC Radio 2, to mark John Lennon At 80.
Paul McCartney plays snippet of unheard Beatles song Just Fun on Radio 2
Sir Paul McCartney marks his late bandmate John Lennon's 80th birthday by performing a snippet of the unheard Beatles song, 'Just Fun', on BBC Radio 2.To celebrate the occasion, Sean Ono Lennon - Lennon's son with Yoko Ono - interviews his dad's bandmate, McCartney, his godfather, Sir Elton John, and his half sibling, Julian Lennon, on BBC Radio 2 for the two-part documentary, 'John Lennon At 80', which airs on October 3 and October 4 between 9 and 10pm.
Speaking about his memories of meeting John, Sir Paul said: 'I look back on it now like a fan, how lucky was I to meet this strange teddy boy off the bus, who played music like I did and we get together and boy, we complemented each other!'
However the Hey Jude hitmaker revealed that 'there were a few songs that weren't very good' during his writing partnership with John.
He added: 'There were a few songs that weren't very good… you know, clearly young songwriters who don't know how to do it'.
Sir Paul picked up his guitar during the interview and played an example of a Lennon-McCartney track called Just Fun which they never recorded.
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Sir Paul McCartney has admitted he would have struggled with "heartache" if he hadn't reunited with John Lennon before his death in 1980.The Beatles legend has admitted he would have been heartbroken if he hadn't reconnected with the group's late frontman before his murder in 1980 at the age of 40.
'Eventually, we started to write slightly better songs and then enjoyed the process of learning together so much that it really took off,' he continued.
Speaking about the Let It Be period, the Beatles' final studio album, Sir Paul revealed that he always believed it was a gloomy time until he saw a picture taken by his late wife Linda that reminded him of the strength of their friendship.
The Help! singer also spoke candidly about John's insecurities and revealed that his confidence was a 'shield'.
He said: 'Wait a minute, there's this guy 'John Lennon' who's like a genius, clever, witty, confident, and everything why would he have insecurities? Because we're all fragile beings.'
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The stunning images feature drummer Pete Best, who would later be replaced by Ringo Starr, as well as original bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe, who left the band to pursue his career as a painter.The enchanting images show the Fab Four when they were in fact a fivesome, performing at clubs in Hamburg and Taunton's Wyvern Social Club.
Sean also spoke with his godfather Sir Elton John who revealed that he cycled eight miles to buy a copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in Hatch End, North West London.
The Tiny Dancer hitmaker, 73, who performed with John in Madison Square Garden in what was to be his final live gig appearance, said: ‘When I met your Dad I felt like I’d known him all my life and that’s the biggest compliment I can pay him.'
John was murdered by obsessed fan Mark Chapman outside his New York apartment on December 8, 1980, aged 40.
The two-part documentary hosted by his youngest son Sean is to mark what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday on Friday 9 October.
John Lennon At 80 will broadcast on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, 9-10pm on BBC Radio 2.
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