John Lennon Told People Not to Mention Paul McCartney in Front of Him: ‘It Depresses Me’


After The Beatles broke up, all of the former band members felt disgruntled, but John Lennon and Paul McCartney frequently argued through the media. They wrote songs about one another and complained about each other in interviews. While Lennon was happy to publicly discuss his former bandmate, he did not want to hear other people bring him up. He said that any mention of McCartney depressed him.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon | William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images

John Lennon and Paul McCartney publicly feuded after The Beatles broke up

Tensions within The Beatles had been mounting as the 1960s came to a close. Once the band announced their split, the acrimony between them boiled over publicly. The comments Lennon and McCartney made about each other were particularly vitriolic.


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