John Lennon and Paul McCartney Treated This Rock Star Differently
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were both members of The Beatles, however, that doesn’t mean they behaved similarly. At least, Pete Townshend of The Who felt they treated people differently. Here’s how Townshend described his experiences with John and Paul in an interview from 1968 — and what he thought of The Beatles’ music.
Pete Townshend discussed what John Lennon and Paul McCartney were like in the 1960s
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Jann S. Wenner interviewed Townshend. “I had an incredible conversation once with Paul McCartney,” he said. “The difference between the way Lennon and McCartney behave with the people that are around them is incredible.”
He then discussed John and his book of short stories, In His Own Write. “What Lennon does is he sits down, immediately acknowledges the fact that he’s John Lennon and that everything for the rest of the night is going to revolve around him,” he said. “He completely relaxes and lets everybody feel at ease and just speaks dribble little jokes, little rubbish like he’s got, In His Own Write and little …
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