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McCartney buries Lennon feud (that is, the Yoko feud)
The Sunday Herald (Scotland) ^ | June 1, 2003 | Mike Merritt

Posted on 06/01/2003 8:48:34 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed to the Sunday Herald that he will no longer seek to have the famous Lennon-McCartney songwriting credits reversed in his favour, which he did on his last album.

The musician, who caused outrage last year when he reversed the credits on the 19 Beatles' songs on his Back In The US Live 2002 album, changing it from Lennon-McCartney to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, said he has changed his mind and is now happy to keep the original order of the 'rock'n'roll trademark'.

At the time, the action prompted a furious response from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, who was said to be so incensed she was investigating possible legal action against the multi-millionaire.

But speaking to the Sunday Herald ahead of his sell-out show to 30,000 fans in Liverpool tonight, McCartney said: 'I am happy with the way it is and always has been. Lennon and McCartney is still the rock'n'roll trademark I'm proud to be a part of -- in the order it has always been.'

The dispute with Ono first occurred when The Beatles' Anthology was being assembled in the 1990s. Then, Ono objected when McCartney asked her if he could put his name first on Yesterday, a song he largely wrote alone.

The DVD of his current Back In The World tour does not reverse the credits and the singer says he is now content to let the matter rest.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: beatles; fabs; lennonmccartney; paulmccartney; yokoono
Somehow, I don't think Paul called Yoko to iron this one out. The lawyers handled it. They don't care much about each other.

There's a link within the actual article to the interview in The Sunday Herald.

1 posted on 06/01/2003 8:48:35 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
This stupid ploy had to be hatched by his young wife. Lennon and McCartney made a deal, a long time ago, and it has served them well. Everyone who would care already knows that McCartney wrote Yesterday. It was stupid, made him look petty, and I'm glad he dropped it.
2 posted on 06/01/2003 8:52:24 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Was Oh-no ever anything BUT "frantic"? Even her "peaceful" events showed the wench seemingly-emitting "frantic" from her perhaps-stoned pores.

That chick has nothing going for her but selecting the right victim for her web.
3 posted on 06/01/2003 8:52:57 AM PDT by bannie (Carrying the burdon of being a poor speller)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Wow, this really changes everything, doesn't it? ;-)
4 posted on 06/01/2003 8:55:41 AM PDT by Scenic Sounds
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To: bannie

I grew up listening to the Beatles and never could understand how John (with thousands of good looking babes dying to have him) would pick something like yoko ono.

Must have been the LSD.

5 posted on 06/01/2003 9:01:13 AM PDT by Moosefart
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
I not sure of who likes Yoko. She is one of those prune faced women. There are not enough laxitives in the world to unconstipate the load she has.
6 posted on 06/01/2003 9:39:54 AM PDT by freekitty (W)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
At the time, the action prompted a furious response from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono...

Proof of how shallow Yoko is and probably John was.
7 posted on 06/01/2003 10:24:16 AM PDT by AdA$tra (Tagline maintenance in progress......)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
No teapot could handle this tempest. Caution, galactic egos colliding ahead.

I never felt so old as when my granddaughter asked, "Grampa, is it true Paul McCartney was in a group before Wings?"
8 posted on 06/01/2003 11:35:19 AM PDT by gcruse (Vice is nice, but virtue can hurt you. --Bill Bennett)
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To: Moosefart
As a woman, the looks part doesn't surprise me: The SHREW part is what boggles...

yup...It had to be the drugs: They're supposed to really mess with the "love" part of one's emotions.
9 posted on 06/01/2003 2:59:17 PM PDT by bannie (Carrying the burdon of being a poor speller)
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