Paul McCartney Was On The Verge Of Tears Discussing John Lennon’s Death On The Jonathan Ross Show

Paul McCartney Was On The Verge Of Tears Discussing John Lennon’s Death On The Jonathan Ross Show

Paul McCartney broke down discussing the shock he felt after hearing about John Lennon’s passing.

Highlights

Paul McCartney opens up about the shock and sadness he felt upon learning of John Lennon’s death during an emotional interview with Jonathan Ross.
McCartney expresses his gratitude for reconciling with Lennon before his passing, emphasizing their deep friendship and the solace it offered.
McCartney describes the difficulty of publicly addressing Lennon’s death and how it inspired him to write the heartfelt song “Here Today.” The process of creating the song was emotionally intense for McCartney.

To this day, Paul McCartney continues to remember his fallen Beatles band member, John Lennon. In fact, Paul McCartney predicted Lennon’s reaction to completing his unfinished work with AI.

Throughout the years, McCartney has been very raw discussing Lennon’s passing. One moment in particlar had fans completely emotional, as Paul took part in a deep interview alongside Jonathan Ross. We’re going to take a look back at the interview, and what was said. McCartney was very emotional, and almost on the verge of tears discussing his late band member.

Along with recapping the interview, we’ll also reveal McCartney’s status with Lennon prior to his passing.

Paul McCartney Was Emotional Discussing John Lennon’s Death With Jonathan Ross

During his interview alongside Jonathan Ross, Paul McCartney remembers the shock of John Lennon’s death. All those years later, it was still difficult for McCartney to discuss. He was clearly emotional when speaking about Lennon’s passing.

He said, “I just for days couldn’t think that he was gone… It was just a huge shock. I was at home and I got a phone call. It was early in the morning… It was just so horrific, you couldn’t take it in and I couldn’t take it in.”

McCartney continues, “For me it was just so sad that I wasn’t going to see him again and we weren’t going to hang.”

Paul would also discuss Mark Chapman, and his disgust at what he had done. “The phrase kept coming in my head ‘The jerk of all jerks’. It was just like ‘this is just a jerk, this is not even a guy politically motivated, it’s just some total random thing.”

Fans appreciated McCartney’s strength and his willingness to discuss the horrible moment in public all these years later.

One fan wrote, “Some people don’t realize that they were like brothers. Paul and John literally needed each other. I know George and Ringo are also a big part but John and Paul were the heart and Soul.”

Another fan adds, “Was anyone else crying or was it just me? I feel so sorry for Paul, loosing your best friend like that.”

Thankfully, before Lennon’s passing, the two were back to being friends.

Paul McCartney Was Thankful He Made Up With John Lennon Before His Passing

“We were good friends when Lennon was killed.” That was another reveal made by Paul McCarntey during his interview on The Jonathan Ross Show.

Paul was thankful that prior to Lennon’s passing, the two were able to get back on track behind the scenes. Lennon also had major plans. He wanted to expand his career as an author, while he was also thinking about launching a solo career similar to Paul McCartney’s.

John Lennon And Paul McCartney

Paul spoke about his rekindled friendship with Lennon, “The story about the break-up, it’s true it’s not the main bit, the main bit was the affection.”

He continues, “I’m so glad because it would have been the worst thing in the world to have this great relationship that then soured and he gets killed, so there was some solace in the fact that we got back together. We were good friends,” said McCartney.

Fast-forward to now, and Paul McCartney is still detailing his emotions after the tragic events of John Lennon’s passing.

Paul McCartney Also Discussed His Mental Process When John Lennon Had Passed Away

Writing Here Today, Paul McCartney was processing John Lennon’s death. At the time, McCartney revealed that it was impossible to issue a public statement given all the emotions he was feeling.

The Beatles from A Hard Day's Night

“I remember getting home from the studio on the day that we’d heard the news he died, and turning the TV on, and seeing people say, ‘Well, John Lennon was this,’ and, ‘What he was was this,’ and, ‘I remember meeting him then.’ It was like, ‘I don’t know, I can’t be one of those people. I can’t just go on TV and say what John meant to me.’ It was just too deep. It [was] just too much. I couldn’t put it into words.”

McCartney would go on to reveal that he broke down coming up with the lyrics for Here Today.

“I was in a building that would become my recording studio, and there were just a couple of little empty rooms upstairs. So, I found a room and just sat on the wooden floor in a corner with my guitar, and just started to play the opening chords to ‘Here Today’.”

He continues, “For some reason, I think it was like a hurricane, something had been delayed, and we couldn’t play for a couple of days. So, we holed up in a little motel. So, what would we do? Well, we’d have a drink, and we would get drunk. We didn’t have a play, so we did. That night, we got drunk and started to get kind of emotional,” McCartney continued. “It all came out.”

An emotional process for McCartney, to say the least.

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