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Après leur querelle de plusieurs décennies, Paul McCartney et Yoko Ono semblent donner une chance à la paix.
Dans une nouvelle interview de Rolling Stone, la légende des Beatles a déclaré qu'il avait abandonné sa rancune de longue date contre la veuve de son compatriote Beatle John Lennon.
La qualifiant de "bada **", a-t-il dit, "j'ai pensé:" Si John l'aimait, il doit y avoir quelque chose. Il n'est pas stupide. C'est comme, qu'est-ce que tu vas faire ? Est-ce que tu vas garder une rancune que tu n'as jamais vraiment eue ?
McCartney, 71 ans, a déclaré à Rolling Stone que feu George Harrison, un autre membre du quatuor, l'avait encouragé à pardonner.
"George me disait : 'Tu ne veux pas que des trucs comme ça traînent dans ta vie.'"
McCartney et Ono se battent depuis des années, principalement pour les crédits d'écriture de chansons des Beatles. Leur querelle s'est souvent déroulée dans les médias.
Mais ils ont franchi un cap l'année dernière lorsqueMcCartney a déclaré à l'intervieweur David Frostque le groupe se séparait avec ou sans l'influence d'Ono.
"Elle n'a certainement pas séparé le groupe, le groupe était en train de se séparer", a déclaré McCartney à Frost. "Je ne pense pas que tu puisses lui reprocher quoi que ce soit."
Il a ajouté : "Quand Yoko est arrivée, une partie de son attirance était son côté avant-gardiste, sa vision des choses, alors elle lui a montré une autre façon d'être, qui l'attirait beaucoup. Il était donc temps pour John de partir, il allait définitivement partir", avec ou sans Ono sur la photo.
Ono a parlé mardi du choc d'entendre McCartney dire ces mots 40 ans après la séparation des Beatles.
"J'étais très, très reconnaissant", a déclaré Ono, 80 ans, au journal britanniqueLes temps. "JE dire, j'ai été choqué. J'ai pensé: 'Maintenant, vous le dites? Maintenant, après 40 ans ? Mais c'était très bien. Dans l'atmosphère que le monde a créée pour nous, ce n'était pas facile pour lui de dire une chose pareille."
Paul McCartney: "I had been able to accept Yoko sitting on a blanket in front of my amp… but then when we broke up, John turned nasty" Paul McCartney's recent BBC Radio 4 show yielded some fascinating insight into the Beatle's mindset during the band's 1970.What were John Lennon's last words to Paul McCartney? ›
As Ultimate Classic Rock reveal, they were: “Think about me every now and then, old friend.” Rockabilly hero Carl Perkins was moved by these words, and included the lyric in his song 'My Old Friend'.Did Paul McCartney like Yoko? ›
Why did Paul McCartney not like Yoko Ono? McCartney told CNN that he was annoyed by Ono's presence in the recording studio. "We weren't sexist, but girls didn't come to the studio — they tended to leave us to it," he recalled. "When John got with Yoko, she wasn't in the control room or to the side.Did George ask Paul to forgive Yoko? ›
McCartney, 71, told Rolling Stone that the late George Harrison, another member of the foursome, encouraged him to forgive. "George would say to me, 'You don't want stuff like that hanging around in your life. '"Which Beatle got the most girls? ›
"Well," revealed Ringo in an exclusive Early Showinterview from the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England Friday. "Paul, actually. Paul the most. Because he was just so darn cute!"What does Sean Lennon say about Yoko? ›
“She had a very sort of postmodern, post-hippie, post-feminist way of thinking,” he says of Yoko Ono. “ It was very liberal, and she always treated me like an individual. She never really told me not to do anything, except get a Mohawk or a tattoo. So there were very few boundaries.What did George Harrison say after John Lennon died? ›
"After everything we've been through together, I had and still have great love and respect for John I'm shocked," Harrison would later say. Months later the trio would compose a song titled All Those Years Ago, which was a tribute to their friend.Did Lennon and McCartney reconcile? ›
Despite their feud, they are believed to have reconciled before John was shot dead by Mark Chapman in New York in December 1980.What was George Harrison's final words to Ringo Starr? ›
And while he was being ill and I had come to see him, I was going to Boston 'cos my daughter had a brain tumour.” “I said, 'I got to go to Boston' and he goes,” says Ringo pausing for breath as the memory takes over him, “It was the last words I heard him say actually. He said 'D'ya want me to come with ya?Who is John Lennon's best friend? ›
Peter Shotton (4 August 1941 – 24 March 2017) was an English businessman and former washboard player. He is known for his long friendship with John Lennon of The Beatles. He was a member of The Quarrymen, the precursor of the Beatles, and remained close to the group during their career.
In an interview in 2020, Ringo said: “She used to sit in on the recording sessions and we'd never had anything like that,” he continued. “But looking back on it you think, the guy was totally in love with her and you've just got to respect that. And we did, and I do,” he added.Who was John Lennon's best man with Yoko? ›
Peter Brown, the Beatles 'Mr Fixit'. Brown arranged the wedding in Gibraltar, and was John's best man.What did Yoko do to John? ›
The only way out Yoko could see was to get John a mistress and she set up the relationship with May Pang, 22, a beautiful Chinese girl who had been working for the couple. The pair escaped to Los Angeles and stayed together for eighteen months. Yoko phoned John a dozen times a day.Why was Yoko so controversial? ›
During the Amsterdam Bed In press conference, Yoko also earned controversy in the Jewish community for saying during the press conference that, "If I was a Jewish girl in Hitler's day, I would approach him and become his girlfriend. After 10 days in bed, he would come to my way of thinking.Who did John leave Yoko for? ›
May Fung Yee Pang (born October 24, 1950) is an American former music executive. She worked for John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a personal assistant and production coordinator. When Lennon and Ono separated in 1973, Pang and Lennon began a relationship that lasted more than 18 months.How did the Beatles really feel about Yoko? ›
While Lennon does acknowledge that Paul McCartney may have had, at one point, strong feelings of disdain towards her, McCartney is overall a fair guy. “You can quote Paul, it's probably in the papers, he said it many times at first he hated Yoko, and then he got to like her.Did John Lennon respect Paul McCartney? ›
Through an examination of the two men's history together, their comments about one another, and their post-Beatles careers, it is clear that while there was certainly a great deal of love and respect between the two, John Lennon did not always have the fondest feelings towards Paul McCartney.What songs did John write about Yoko? ›
- 'The Ballad of John and Yoko'
- 'Dear Yoko'
- 'Don't Let Me Down'
Yoko knew who the Beatles were far before she met John. Hard to believe someone with a musical background, let alone in the art world at the time wouldn't know who the Beatles were.