Paul McCartney Rediscovers A Radio He Wrote With John Lennon
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It Was Written In A Kitchen-Sink Drama Format
Paul McCartney was recently interviewed by BBC, which would air on October 23 on Radio 4. He talked about unearthing a long-lost radio play he wrote with late bandmate John Lennon.
“For years I’ve been telling people that me and John wrote a play,” McCartney said. “It is quite a funny thing called Pilchard, and it is about the messiah, actually.”
It had four pages of dialogue and was inspired by the then-popular kitchen-sink genre. It was about a mother and daughter and their mysterious lodger upstairs.
Macca also discussed his upcoming lyric book titled “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present”, which arrives on November 2.
“It’s my handwriting, but I don’t know how it goes,” he explained about the song “Tell Me Who He Is” that was never recorded. “It would have been a love ballad, rock thing. I would have probably had a tune to it. But you could not put things down. You didn’t have any recording devices so you had to remember them.”
Over fifty years after The Beatles broke up, McCartney set the record straight on who caused their disbandment.
“I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny,” Macca explained.