Paul McCartney Reveals That Having Yoko Ono In The Studio Is “Disturbing”
In a recent episode of his podcast, McCartney: A Life in Lyrics, Paul McCartney discussed the uneasy feelings he and the rest of the Beatles had about Yoko Ono’s presence in the studio during the recording of “Let It Be.” McCartney revealed that her involvement was seen as disruptive, and he acknowledged that they didn’t particularly enjoy it.
According to McCartney, having Yoko Ono physically present during the recording sessions was a situation they had to accept because it was important to John Lennon, her partner. He explained that they didn’t feel it was appropriate to object to her presence.
However, McCartney viewed her presence as a distraction and considered it an interference in their work environment. Despite their reservations, the band chose not to address the issue directly and continued with their work. Let It Be would later become the final Beatles album released before the band officially split in 1970.
McCartney’s New Podcast
In McCartney’s fresh podcast, A Life in Lyrics, listeners can explore the fascinating world of songwriting through three insightful episodes. Each episode features a conversation between McCartney and Paul Muldoon, where they delve into the individuals, life experiences, and artistic inspirations that have shaped McCartney’s songwriting journey.
These in-depth discussions center around specific songs that have left an indelible mark on the musical landscape. The three songs covered so far are “Eleanor Rigby,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” and “Let It Be.” Through these conversations, McCartney and Muldoon provide a unique and unfiltered glimpse into the creative process, revealing the stories, emotions, and influences behind these iconic tracks.
This podcast offers a rare opportunity for fans and music enthusiasts to gain a deeper understanding of the artistic forces that have driven one of the world’s most celebrated songwriters, all in the words and memories of McCartney himself. It’s a window into the magic of songcraft, where the melodies and lyrics we know so well come to life through the lens of the artist’s own experiences and reflections.