Watch Paul McCartney Unload Tons Of Beatles Knowledge In Interview
He Talked About Songs He Had Written
Paul McCartney was recently interviewed on The Howard Stern Show following the release of his new book, “The Lyrics: 1956 to Present.” He talked about songs he had written for The Beatles, feeling embarrassed about a classic hit, and the last conversation he had with John Lennon.
The 79-year-old rock legend candidly spoke about his solo career, his time with his former bandmates, and many more.
“I’ve pretty much got an instrument nearly everywhere we go,” Macca admitted. “I don’t go and try and write a song every day, but sometimes you get a little idea or sometimes it’s late at night and you’ve had a little drink and you … make these terrible demos like this old drunken uncle.”
On “Eleanor Rigby”:
“I’ve got to listen to these strings and insert myself into the middle of this beautiful little arrangement that George Martin had done, and it wasn’t that easy,” McCartney recalled. “It was one of those songs where I just didn’t think I was nailing it. That happens a lot … You sometimes get a wee crisis of confidence.”
On Getting Back On Good Terms with John Lennon:
“I was baking bread and got quite good at it, so when I heard John was doing it, it was great … we could just talk about something so ordinary,” he shared. “It was really nice, and I was so glad that we got back to that relationship that we always had when we were kids.”