Paul McCartney Releases Statement After Michael Jackson’s Death

Beatle says memories will be 'happy ones' despite fall out

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Paul McCartney has released a statement to say that his memories of working with Michael Jackson “will be happy ones.”

The pair worked together on tracks including Jackson’s “The Girl Is Mine”and McCartney solo tracks “Say Say Say” and “The Man,” before falling out in 1985 after Jackson won the bidding for the rights to over 200 Beatles catalogue songs.

McCartney has said about his former friend: “I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.”

Jackson bought ATV music, copyright owners of Lennon/ McCartney-penned Beatles songs, for $47.5m. However, Jackson was forced to agree a $95m deal with Sony a decade later when he ran into money troubles.

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