Sir Paul McCartney Defends John Lennon

The musician discusses their relationship

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Sir Paul McCartney has defended John Lennon, arguing that the public often misunderstood him.

He claims that many misconceptions were caused by the media and that the two had a good relationship.

McCartney told the Radio Times: “He was a very soft-centred guy and we had a lot in common.

“Whatever bad things John said about me, he would also slip his glasses to the end of his nose and say, ‘I love you’.”

McCartney added: “The image of John is seriously flawed because he was not the hard, mad man that people think he was.”

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