For the first time, Sean Ono Lennon interviewed Sir Paul McCartney about his relationship with his father, John.
“I look back now like a fan,” Sir Paul says of his meeting with Lennon.
“How lucky am I to meet this weird Teddy Boy getting off the bus, who played music like me and we get together and boy, we complemented each other!” ”
The talk will be part of a two-part Radio 2 special, John Lennon at 80, marking what would have been the late Beatle’s birthday.
During the conversation, Sir Paul also plays one of Lennon-McCartney’s very first songs, Just Fun.
Written while teenagers were skipping school, it was never officially recorded – although a clip has already been heard in The Beatles’ film Let It Be.
Speaking to Sean, Sir Paul admitted that his first attempts at writing with John “weren’t very good”.
“Eventually we started to write slightly better songs and then we enjoyed the learning process together so much that it really took off.
The documentary will also include interviews with Sean’s half-brother Julian and his godfather Sir Elton John.
Radio 2 Director Helen Thomas said: “John Lennon is one of the most popular and beloved musicians in Radio 2 audiences, so we are thrilled and honored to have this very first Sean radio show in which he talks at length about his father, alongside brother Julian, Paul McCartney and Elton John, will be broadcast on our network. ”
Programs will be available on October 3-4, leading up to Lennon’s birthday on October 9.
The star was gunned down outside her New York apartment in 1980. Earlier this week, it emerged that her killer Mark Chapman had apologized to Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono during a release hearing conditional in August.
“I just want to repeat that I am sorry for my crime,” Chapman told the Wende Correctional Center parole board in New York City.
“It was an extremely selfish act. I’m sorry for the pain I caused her [Ono]. I think about it all the time. ”
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