Paul McCartney discusses John Lennon and new documentary
The Beatles legend John Lennon would have been 80-years-old this year, while December 2020 also tragically marks the 40th anniversary of his death. Despite being snatched away far too early in his life, John and Yoko Ono were living life to the full in the weeks and months prior. And now the author of a new book called John Lennon 1980: The Last Days In The Life has shared a tender moment the star shared with his wife just a few days before he died.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, Kenneth Womack said how John and Yoko were both great cheerleaders for each other.
Around the time of his death, one of Lennon’s disappointments was that his new album Double Fantasy wasn’t selling that well.
Nevertheless, despite this, the couple realised what was most important to each other.
The author said: “There’s this great tender scene a week or so before he dies.”
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Womack continued: “Yoko comes into the sitting room in The Dakota and says, ‘It’s just not selling as fast as I’d thought. It’s just kind of slow.’
“And John, in old days he might have gone into a depression.
“He said, ‘That’s okay, we still have the family.’
The author added: “I just love that scene, I absolutely adore it.”
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It also turns out that John said he’d do anything for Paul McCartney just hours before he was shot.
Asked if The Beatles duo had made up by 1980, Womack was adamant that they really had.
Womack said: “I do think so. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.
“I think they were good in the ways they needed to be.”
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He pointed out how Lennon had basically expressed this during his final interview with San Francisco DJ Dave Sholin.
Womack said how Sholin had told him: “God, I wish I’d recorded [John talking about Paul].”
But the interviewer has recounted what Lennon said to him about McCartney and it’s really quite touching.
Lennon said of McCartney, just hours before his death: “He’s like a brother. I love him.”
Lennon added: “Families, we certainly have our ups and downs and quarrels.
“But at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, I would do anything for him. I think he would do anything for me.”
Womack commented: “I imagine Paul finds great solace in that.”
John Lennon 1980: The Last Days In The Life by Kenneth Womack is out now.
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