And Finally

McCartney and Lennon made peace before death

By | Published on Monday 13 December 2010

Paul McCartney has said that he and John Lennon had “got [their] friendship back together”, resolving “a lot of business problems” before his former songwriting partner was shot dead in New York in 1980. In an interview on US TV show ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’, McCartney said: “We’d chat about how to make bread. Just ordinary stuff, you know. He’d had a baby by then – he’d had Sean – so we could talk babies and family and bread and stuff. So that made it a little bit easier, the fact that we were buddies”. He said that when he learned of Lennon’s death “a phrase kept going in my head about the guy who killed him: jerk of all jerks. It was just so, so sad because we thought John would be around forever”.