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Monday, October 10, 2005

Lennon versus McCartney

Ono reopens old wounds at Q Awards
Yoko Ono reopened old wounds between John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney at an awards bash.
Ono was at the ceremony to pick up a Q Special Award for Lennon, a day after what would have been his 65th birthday…………………….
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…. she said: "John, I wish he was here today. He would have loved it.
The petite artist continued: "John was very human and sometimes in the middle of the night he would say, 'Are you awake ?' and I would say, 'Yes, yes' and he said, 'You know, they always cover Paul's songs and never mine and I don't know why'. I said, 'You're a good songwriter, it's not June with Spoon that you write. You're a good singer and most musicians are probably a little bit nervous about covering your songs'.
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See whole article here: msnentertainmentnews

I think Yoko Ono was absolutely right in what she said.  Lennon was the Beatle with the truly unique talent, while it seems to me that McCartney wrote songs with a commercial appeal aimed as much (if not more) at mums and grannies rather than teens and twenties.

It is Lennon’s songs that make you think; that often touch a nerve.  McCartney never had that talent and never will.




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