The woman who saved Paul McCartney | 60 Minutes AustraliaFeb 27, 2020
Paul McCartney is back where he once belonged from the How Old Is Too Old To Be A Pup stage? Hmm I thought 30 was too old and when I was around 25 I looked at 30 and thought oh you know I have to be doing something different then but then things kept happening and records were still selling and people kept coming to our concerts so i thought 40 was too old and you just cant do it now hitting 50 thank you so much i cant believe it when i hear myself say that but its true yeah you think we dont know anything about the sixties yeah you know the The last time he did this was a live concert tour 13 years ago.
As for the songs, well, a lot of them. he has never performed on stage since the Beatles' bitter breakup. I think he's been around long enough. God, you know you have to forget those things at some point. You can't just be kind. past, you know, so I got over all of that, did you learn again, literally, we learned like that? me, some of them, yeah, you know, after 20 years you forget, you know how much you remember from 20 years ago, well now this is one of the problems because people in the audience know them better than I do, but it was quite funny . our shows in we're in europe and we were doing this hour standing there i think it was ash and i was singing i'll never dance with another and there's someone who had done all the words and knew them exactly and i was looking at this person in the audience dammit I mean, I'm going to get it wrong and then she was wrong, it was great, she said: I'll never dance to a number the song was first a hit they just yelled we forgot to go to
australiado you remember they went around in a trailer moan hello
australiait's when that rearguard would be crazy they're happy with us another plan to put him in the well that's unbelievable to me I think the only thing that scared us was being so far from home it was as far as you could get from England you know when you're a kid you always they teach if you dig you get to australia and the americans are told you get to china we got to australia you see it was a bit wow yeah a long way from home but we loved it nto What I find unbelievable is that when you were performing like the Beatles, you were only sitting around for 40
minuteson a good night.
Really a man yes We were upset. It was 20. Oh, she loves you tonight too. It's easy to forget how simple basically all the wishes rocked the world and you couldn't even hear the lyrics. We have a good friend of ours, Neil Aspinall, who was the driver of our van and Neil used to be yelling. Do you know what I call it? the seagulls that room full of seagulls that noise you know gasped hey Neil used to stand on the side of the stage in the old days yelling at the one guy who was the track spot operator at the theater trying to yell about all those seagulls gone thanks but never listened now its some kind of headset computers lasers in a whole different world now but you already know how to make better music no even though the hardware is more sophisticated these days its still pretty straight forward he plays he sings and thats about it , I mean, masseuse to Michael Jackson and Jenna, can you dance, can you do any of those moves?
I amaze myself, you know I'm one of those people who really think I can dance, oh you know you get that stuff, let's go to the disco or somewhere. but its not what i do for a living if i want to try to be sexy but donna is always going to outdo me for some members of the audience for some rooms of the audience but you know what i mean thats not what i I do, I'm not that type of guy and I'm not overtly sexy or I'm a bit of a private one, you know, it's just that it's a more private thing for me, sex, you know, I haven't been much of a man or G in my life as always let's go in this room love it was never like where you know I'm a little more private with that kind of but this is a little rich for the man who said he joined the Beatles so you didn't have to get a I work so you could pull the birds follow the birds which is quite true but in private you see we just wish it was in public on stage well consummation it was yes I know no I mean obviously , that is different.
I was a gay bachelor. I didn't have four kids and a wife who would kill me if she had to. Consider anything as if the roller has come out. She, as you will have deduced, is Linda McCartney. She earned the envy and enmity of millions of teenagers when she married Paul in 1969. The cute Beatle got caught and not before his time, how wild. Was it those days? I mean, are you wild? How? Wow how wild on a scale of one to ten thirty eleven was the start of the sexual revolution whatever you call it girls were suddenly on the pill so it was a good idea me and my family other guys they did more than the alpha man so it was like moses turned on all the water and he kind of said let's go on let's have a good time so a lot of the sixties stars didn't make it I mean shooting star syndrome and they were engulfed by alcohol, drugs and stuff, how close were you? many excesses with drugs in particular and alcohol.
I think at first it was all quite harmless. It was all what they now call social drugs. of marijuana and it didn't drive anyone completely crazy and the worst thing that happened to you happened most of the time you fell asleep you know you know he never went out and murdered anyone or anything you know it was all pretty harmless but but as is the nature of drugs escalate and one time at one point there was a really good friend of mine who was into heroin and he told me to sniff it out a bit. I said what is zerrin and I say you know god knows how I did it but I actually smelled it and I might have been hooked for life but somehow my guardian angel just said you don't like this so this story I heard that you know linda
savedyou from the hero and this is a bit of a stretch yeah she probably
savedme from general general excess which was pretty much some kind of party and all work i mean i remember one time with the beatles we would go to work a sunday and we had worked as if we worked all night on saturday it would take two hours sleeping who made it all up at work i remember going in the taxi and seeing a water guy in his chrysanthemum morning and he is reserved and i said who is right me with all fame and all the money or he water is gifts on a sunday you know suddenly lord he has he is the one with the free time i am fooling myself together
mccartneyand john lennon wrote some of the most enduring hits of the the world they became landmarks at the height of their fame in the late 60's society collapsed it was an ugly and public divorce i know the hardest period was when john when the bailiffs split up and john was taking me down in public , that was probably the worst I could take because I knew he had an opinion that a lot of people listened to, he was just a critic saying Oh McCartney stupid you know but when it was John he was saying things like all you did was yesterday I want to say it's painful, it was very sad, I don't know if it was that Savage, actually, he just said, you know, like a total drip and all this, but his general. your representation is not light and yes all that area i tell you what hurts me i knew it would stick like mud to the wall i knew it's thick it's a public pain actually in private i made peace with him before the fire died he was saying words of wisdom which is what i'm glad i never went out with my big chip on my shoulder about john because now he's dead and i would get so down if it was all up in the air you know if i had to give my answer and i resisted.
I thought it was just John, he was always joking. John was always joking. and you know i had to take john with a grain of salt could someone like you who makes a living making lighter songs ever compete? I mean, the martyred genius is a pretty nice tool. I do not want. I won't live forever contrary to the rumors so I'll have my day you can be important genius no I'll have my day when I die I think there will be a series of shows and it wasn't bad you know it will be the Australian version sorry about that hey I was disappointed he's one of the richest men in britain with one of the most famous faces in the world but it's not his thing to be remembered for the songs of a lifetime to do it i know i've done i've done a lot i already know I know that at sea I will tell you that it is very difficult to answer this question without suddenly seeming like the biggest aggregate guy in the world, but I know that, looking at the 20th century, I must be considered among the artists of the 20th century, I must be among the 20 first, how do you know that about record sales?
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