The Beatles felt threatened when Yoko Ono joined John Lennon for recording sessions, according to Paul McCartney.
Yoko has often been blamed for breaking up the Fab Four, but the bandmates have always played down the gossip, insisting they were destined to split.
Now, in a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine, McCartney admits it was weird when Lennon’s partner started joining him in the studio, because up until that point, girls had always stayed away.
“(We were) threatened,” he says. ” (She was) sitting on the amps. “Most bands couldn’t handle that. We handled it, but not amazingly well, because we were so tight. We weren’t sexist, but girls didn’t come to the studio; they tended to leave us to it. “When John got with Yoko, she wasn’t in the control room or to the side. It was in the middle of the four of us. “McCartney realised any resistance was “something I had to overcome”.
Source: Paul McCartney: ‘The Beatles felt threatened by Yoko Ono’ – Music-News.com
Paul McCartney has recorded 22 number one albums and over a music career that spans six decades. McCartney, who has sold 700 million albums across the globe, has now been awarded the Official Chart Record Breaker Award, which recognises him as the UK’s most successful albums act of all time.
His first number one came in 1963 when The Beatles released Please Please Me, which is also the longest-running number one debut album in chart history with 30 weeks in the top spot. The 74-year-old’s most recent number one album came in 2000, with The Beatles’s compilation album, 1.
Source: Paul McCartney named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time
Lady Gaga and Sir Paul McCartney are among the musicians who have signed a petition urging European leaders to change laws concerning YouTube compensation rights. The letter was published on Wednesday (29Jun16) and directed toward Jean Claude-Juncker, the president of the European Commission, asking leaders to create stricter copyright laws for user-uploaded music streaming sites such as YouTube. In the missive, obtained by Billboard, the signees state these online services are “unfairly siphoning value away from the music community”.
Source: Lady Gaga and Sir Paul McCartney petition European leaders over YouTube