The Story Behind Paul McCartney Two Diss Tracks About John Lennon
Quarrel among bands is nothing new. While there are bands who still continue to perform as one, despite the misunderstandings they had inside the circle, there are some who don’t. One of the bands who were truthful about issues like this is The Beatles.
For ten long years, the Beatles, also known as the “Fab Four,” was able to create beautiful music that until up today people will dance and sing along whenever they hear it. After 10 years of being together, they departed and went on their own ways.
It is said that the band decided to split up due to several reasons such as the death of their longtime manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon‘s issues with substance abuse, messy financial squabbles, myriad creative differences, and clashing egos. All of these things contributed to the band’s decision and resentment.
Two of its members, Lennon and Paul McCartney, who have the biggest contribution to song writing, eventually had some sort of feud. Of course, they exchanged jabs through some of the songs they released after the breakup. For years, people thought that it was McCartney who initiated the disbandment.
50 years later, he stated in one of his interviews that it was Lennon who quit not him. He also became vocal that he even revealed that two of the songs he made was intended for his former band mate and its wife, Yoko Ono, who was also being blamed for the downfall of the band before.
McCartney said, the two is always preaching the band on what to do. Maybe the presence of Ono added fuel to the grudges he had which made him wrote “Too many people” that clearly refers to the couple. A reply song that Lennon made was the “How Do You Sleep.”
The other song, which really became Lennon’s biggest gripes with McCartney, is “Silly Love Songs.” The song also received criticism from people and called McCartney “too mushy” which the singer defended. McCartney said:
“The nice payoff now is that a lot of the people I meet who are at the age where they’ve just got a couple of kids and have grown up a bit, settling down, they’ll say to me, ‘I thought you were really soppy for years, but I get it now! I see what you were doing!'”