Paul McCartney On Life After The Beatles: “I Was Depressed.”
We’re Just Glad He Didn’t Give Up
In BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes, Sir Paul McCartney has revealed how he felt when his iconic band fell apart and officially split in 1970. Not only did he move to Scotland and start drinking heavily but he was at a loss and even considered giving up his music career. That’s a pretty heavy confession coming from one of the biggest names in the history of rock ‘n roll. But we’re glad he didn’t quit and instead pursued another path:
“I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends,” he said. “So I took to the bevvies. I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time … I wanted to get back to square one, so I ended up forming Wings.”
It was his wife Linda who urged him on by telling him “you’ve got to get it together…” which inspired him to start another band. Some of the studio audience members included Brad Pitt, Simon Pegg, Noel Gallagher and Martin Freeman.