In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he gets along just fine with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, despite the all the past resentment that seemed to have boiled between them.
Back when the Beatles were starting to deteriorate, Yoko’s tendency for hanging out in their recording studio and sitting in on private sessions irked Paul. But time, he says, has allowed him to let go of his grudge and heal. He mused:
“If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.”
Yoko Ono told the Associated Press that she’s very thankful for his peace offering. Some of the resentment had carried on in the years after the band’s breakup. After John died in 1980, Yoko was a big player in the business dealings surrounding the band.
McCartney said he admires Ono for continue to make new music at the age of 80, just like he does at 71:
“I never felt too bad about Paul. He was my husband’s partner and they did a great job and all that. They seemed to have a lot of fun, and I respected that.”
Maybe they’ll make some music together? I don’t think we’ll ever see the day that will happen, but I imagine the could come up with some pretty cool songs together.
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