Paul McCartney Never "Got Round To Telling John Lennon That He Loved Him"

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Paul McCartney admitted that he missed out on the opportunity to tell John Lennon that he "loved him". However, the music legend has said that he finds it "great" to realise just how much his former Beatles bandmate meant to him.

John Lennon was sadly shot dead in New York during December 1980. 

“It’s true. You say that I loved him, but as 16-year-old and 17-year-old Liverpool kids, you couldn’t say that – it just wasn’t done", McCartney revealed. 

“So I never did. I never really said, ‘You know, I love you man’. I never really got round to it. So now, it is great to just realise how much I love this man". 

"Like looking in a mirror"

McCartney was speaking during a promotional event for his new book McCartney: The Lyrics. At this event, he was asked about what it was like to work with Lennon and form such a creative bond. 

Paul stated, “It was always great to work with John, from the very first thing where he said, ‘Yeah, I write songs too’. We just developed a way of working with each other and trusting each other that grew and grew". 

He continued, “We both grew up together. [Life] was like walking up a staircase, and we both went side by side up that staircase. It was very exciting. Now that The Beatles’ recording career has finished, I’m like a fan. I just remember how great it was to work with him and how great he was. You’re not messing around here, you’re not just singing with Joe Bloggs – you’re singing with John Lennon". 

At this event, poet Paul Muldoon said that the music icon's book illustrates the "love" that Paul McCartney had for his late bandmate and friend. 



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