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The Beatles: Paul McCartney SPEAKS OUT on George Harrison’s RANTS | Music | Entertainment | Express.co.uk

The Beatles: Paul McCartney SPEAKS OUT on George Harrison’s RANTS | Music | Entertainment | Express.co.uk

The Beatles: Paul McCartney SPEAKS OUT on George Harrison’s RANTS | Music | Entertainment | Express.co.uk
June 21
10:03 2018

The 76-year-old music legend is back with his 17th solo album Egypt Station, and has recalled his days with The Beatles in a recent interview.

Speaking with , McCartney recalled how the late Harrison was great at getting the rest of the band out of doing things they’d rather not.

The star said: “George would often be the one – when we’d be having to do something we didn’t fancy – who would just go, ‘Why we f***ing doing this? “‘What the f***? What the f***’s this? I don’t f***ing want to do this!’ And then it was like, ‘Yes!’”

McCartney continued: “You’d maybe say, ‘George, I think we have to do it.’

“‘I’m not f***ing doing it!’ and you’d be going, ‘Yes, great!’ so none of us have to do it.“He’s got us off it! And it was brilliant, always good to have one them around, you know? I have to do that for myself now.”

Speaking with the BBC, the star was asked about if he and Lennon wrote The Beatles songs nose to nose, with two acoustics strumming along to each other.

McCartney revealed: “There’s a million ways to write, but the way I always used to write was with John and it would be across from each other, either in a hotel bedroom on the twin beds, with an acoustic guitar and we’re just looking at each other.

“He’d make up something, I’d make up something and we’d just spin off each other.”

“The nice thing for me is seeing John there, him being right-handed, me being left-handed, it felt to me like I was looking in a mirror.”

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George Harrison died of cancer in 2001

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Sir Paul McCartney’s new solo album is his first in five years

He added: “Obviously, it was very successful. So that was a way I had learned to write and it was the way I liked to write and Elvis [Costello, his new collaborator] was very happy to work like that.

“So it was like a repeat of that process, and so he was John, basically, and I was Paul.”

Sir Paul McCartney’s new solo album Egypt Station is released on September 7, 2018.

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