Want to read about John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s early friendship? This excerpt from my interview with Philip Norman for his biography “Paul McCartney: The Life” has just been published on Showbiz Cheat Sheet. I hadn't seen this before.
“Paul would have a school notebook and he’d be scribbling down words,” Lennon’s classmate Helen Anderson said in the book Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman. “Those sessions could be intense because John was used to getting his way by being aggressive — but Paul would stand his ground.”
McCartney was a talented musician and didn’t want to discard his ideas. This made them both better musicians and excited Lennon.
“Paul seemed to make John come alive when they were together,” Anderson said.
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