BABY FACE PAUL NOT INNOCENT
Paul McCartney isn't the goody-goody-two-shoes he always portrays himself to be. Paul "the innocent one" is actually the opposite. He's Paul "the guilty one" to be exact. John Lennon said as much in "How do you sleep at night?" and I'd take his word over McCartney's any day.
Actually, when the Beatles moved to London Paul started hanging around with communists and heroin addicts. It was Paul who introduced John to LSD and Yoko Ono* - not necessarily in that order. And it was Paul who put John back together with Yoko after he'd escaped from her to Los Angeles. Yoko had gone running to Paul and Linda's place in London and gave Paul his marching orders. John was returned to the Dragon Lady. I learned this while reading the book PAUL MCCARTNEY MANY YEARS FROM NOW, by his friend and associate Barry Miles.
Then in the days after John was shot, Paul visited Yoko at the Dakota and the two of them drank a toast and shared a laugh. John's blood-splattered glasses were displayed on a table near the window.
Look at McCartney now. He's a spokesman for One World Government**. He was actually singing a concert to some wealthy elites at the Colliseum in Rome last week [June 2004]. He thinks the bombing of Iraq wasn't necessarily a bad thing.
Anyway, now he's letting us in on one of his secrets. He says that once he sent a song to Frank Sinatra - a born and raised gangster from New York who hung around with top mafia goons from Murder Inc and profited from prostitution and gambling etc - but Sinatra rejected it. The name of the song was "Suicide". hmmm. It would be interesting to hear it and read the words. Maybe Paul will sing it at some future concert. Anything would be an improvement on the words to most of his songs, especially "Yesterday" and "Michelle, mon belle" or whatever. ~ Jackie Jura
PS - Hard to tell Paul wasn't my favourite Beatle. John was my favourite Beatle and also one of my favourite people.
PPS - See JOHN WINSTON LENNON SMITH
Love me do: Yoko reveals it was Paul who saved her marriage to John
by Catherine Eade, Daily Mail, Oct 10, 2010
It became a legendary event in John Lennon's increasingly eccentric life - famously known as 'the lost weekend'. And now, on the day John Lennon fans around the world are celebrating what would have been his 70th birthday, his widow, Yoko Ono, has revealed what happened during those days when John disappeared with their pretty personal assistant. And despite a well known war of words with Beatle Paul McCartney, Yoko credits Macca with actually saving their marriage. John and Yoko had separated in the summer of 1973 after a period of marital strife, and subsequently Lennon began a relationship with his personal assistant May Pang - a collusion Pang says was entirely orchestrated by Yoko. Yoko continued to stay in touch with her errant husband but it was not until they met backstage at an Elton John concert in November 1974 that they became reconciled. But the surprise element of the story is that Yoko reveals Paul McCartney stepped in and brought the couple back together.
That the two were not on good terms and a feud developed after Lennon left the Beatles is well known. Yoko tells The Times: 'I want the world to know that it was a very touching thing that he did for John. 'He was genuinely concerned about his old partner. Even though John was not even asking for help - John, Paul, all of them were too proud to ask anything - he helped. John often said he didn't understand why Paul did this for us, but he did.' As Yoko recounts, Paul and Linda McCartney visited her in New York early in 1974, and they talked long into the night. Paul asked Yoko what would make her take John back and she told him that if John courted her she would perhaps consider it. Paul then visited John in Los Angeles where he was living with May Pang, and according to Yoko advised him on how to get Yoko back. The fact that John immediately tried to court Yoko, and came back to New York, was hugely important she says....Less than a year after they were reunited their son Sean was born, on Johnís birthday...
McCartney claims he wrote the music to Lennon's greatest work IN MY LIFE (.... Read a realistic portrayal of the relationship between Lennon and McCartney, similar to the movie "Amadeus" about Mozart. Imagine McCartney as composer Antonio Salieri obsessed with jealousy toward the superior prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Lennon). "Compelling evidence suggests that, in 1966, Paul McCartney and Capitol Records began to sabotage John Lennonís music....")
Reader describes how Yoko got John back from May Pang
Reader likes the new "Imagine" lyrics but says Paul wasn't in cahoots with Yoko
On December 8th, 2005 - the 25th anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon - the coverage of the event in one of Canada's national newspapers, the National Post, consisted of a two-foot by 1-foot full page picture of Yoko Ono's display of John Lennon's blood-spattered glasses. I was shocked when I turned the page and came across this cruel visage and wondered why the space hadn't been taken up with pictures and stories of John Lennon. Ideally I'd have liked to have seen a chronological list of the Beatles songs, along with photos of them and the albums. That would have been informative, interesting and would also have provided a trip down memory lane for people who experienced Beatlemania. ~ Jackie Jura
McCartney kept grief in closet. Ottawa Sun, Dec 8, 2005
After John Lennon was shot, a grieving world wanted -- indeed, needed -- to see Paul McCartney, with a wrenched heart, struggling to cope with the sudden loss of his dear friend. Like the rest of us. But pretty much the opposite transpired. Caught by a camera crew leaving a London recording studio a day after Lennon's murder in New York City, McCartney said with all matter-of-factness: "It's a drag." No emotion. No "I can't believe my best mate is gone." No sign of love behind the missing tears. Just: "It's a drag." If millions of people worldwide found themselves sobbing, unable to come to grips with the tragedy, how was it McCartney --Lennon's soulmate for more than a decade -- could be so seemingly cold and unaffected? His reaction still outrages many Beatles fans.
IMAGINE THERE'S NO YOKO
Yoko chose mistress for John (later married Paul's producer). London Times, July 24, 2005
In Broadway musical about the life of John Lennon "There is too much Yoko telling John, 'I told you so'. It makes you think Yoko really did break up the Beatles."...
LENNON'S DARK FATE ONO (new book by long-time associate). Globe & Mail, May 22, 2005
**He's even wearing the UN colour blue in his most recent concert in the USSR: Sir Paul plays St Petersburg (did encore carrying Russian flag & Putin phoned on birthday). BBC, Jun 20, 2004. Go to 10.Rulers & MCCARTNEY BACK IN USSR
McCartney's wife in WHO's ads (& that's not "who's on first"). BBC, Apr 8, 2004. Go to 2.Big Brother & 27.Goodthink & WHO'S BEHIND ROAD CONTROL
McCartney serenades Putin (says he's really nice guy). CNN, May 25, 2003
Paul McCartney became the first Beatle to sing inside the Kremlin walls on Saturday, treating President Vladimir Putin to an impromptu version of "Let it Be" before singing to thousands of Russians on Red Square. McCartney met Putin in the Kremlin for tea and a guided tour, hours before the first Russian show in the musician's 40-year career. "Putin seemed to be a really nice guy," McCartney told hundreds of reporters in the square. "I sang him a song--he couldn't come to the concert tonight." He said later he had sung "Let it Be." Ahead of Saturday's open-air show a group of nationalist Russian deputies objected to plans to stage a pop concert metres from the graves of Soviet leaders Lenin, Stalin and dozens of other communist-era heavy weights. Thousands flocked to the concert. Tickets sold for hundreds of dollars in a country where monthly wages are below $100. McCartney, thronged by fans since arriving in Russia, said he would treat 20,000 spectators to three hours of hits, including "Back in the USSR". Strolling through the Kremlin grounds, McCartney said his trip to Russia had dispelled many notions he had held, including what he might have thought when he wrote that song. "I didn't know anything about it then," he said. "It was a mystical land then. It's nice to see the reality. I always suspected that people had big hearts. Now I know that's true."
Harry Potter elf like Putin ("misuse" of image of president). ThisIsLondon, Jan 28, 2003
MCCARTNEY BACK IN USSR
Sinatra rejected Paul's song. BreakingNews.ie, May 17, 2003
McCartney told the Virgin Radio Superstars show to be aired tomorrow: "I once sent Frank Sinatra a song called Suicide. I thought it was quite a good one Ė but apparently he thought I was taking the mickey out of him and he rejected it."
PLAYBOY'S JFK and THE ENEMY WITHIN and UNDER-WORLD SURFACING
McCartney earns rich list title. BBC, Mar 6, 2003
Sir Paul made more money than any other celebrity in 2002, making 120 million pounds, according to a rich list...His total fortune was estimated at more than $1-billion (620 million pounds) by People
SIR PAUL'S WIFE A LADY?
JOHN'S DAKOTA HOME OF ROSEMARY'S BABY The Dakota Building on Manhattan's Upper West Side was renamed The Bramford for the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby. It was on the set of this film that Mia Farrow received divorce papers from then-husband Frank Sinatra. There is a popular rumor that Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey gave technical advice and portrayed Satan in the impregnation scene. This is false - LaVey had no involvement with the film. Directed by Roman Polanski, whose pregnant wife, the actress Sharon Tate, was in 1969 murdered by Charles Manson and his followers, who titled their death spree "Helter Skelter" after the 1968 song by The Beatles, whose leader, John Lennon, who would one day live (and in 1980 be murdered) in the Manhattan apartment building called The Dakota - where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed...
JOHN LENNON'S HOMES (John was introduced to Yoko by John Dunbar on the 9th November 1966 at the Indica Gallery at 6 Mason's Yard, off Duke Street...)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Filmography...*Yoko Ono (1965-67)
Satan's Bed: Around the time the Beatles filmed Help!, Yoko was given a part in this sleazy adults-only S+M drug movie by Roberta and Michael Findlay (SNUFF). Michael was the photographer and editor, Roberta acted and was responsible for the lighting. Satan's Bed was really an updated version of an earlier unfinished feature called Judas City by "Tamijian" with the new footage and characters edited in. Interwoven with the Judas City scenes is the sick tale of Snake, Dip and Angel, addicts in black clothes (not dissimilar to Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable show crowd), they roam around tying up women and raping them. Yoko (in a kimono) shows up in New York to marry Paulie, who wants out of the drug business, she can't speak English and he is preoccupied, so she's taken to a filthy cheap hotel room. A gangster (in the concrete business) rapes her on the floor (off screen), he then takes her to his penthouse and rapes her again. Finally a Long Island housewife with a gun escapes from the doped up trio and footage of Yoko escaping is intercut.
One: Yoko had begun making minimalist films in New York as a member of a group of conceptual artists called Fluxus. One was a five-minute short which featured a slow-motion sequence of a match being struck. Four: Four was another five-minute short which this time featured close-up studies of 15 bare bottoms in motion as they walked on a treadmill, the subjects of the film included Yoko, her husband Tony Cox and their daughter Kyoko. It was premiered at the Film-Maker's Cinematheque, New York on 6th February 1966. Bottoms: 1967 was the year in which Yoko Ono first hit the headlines in Britain and it was there that she made a longer re-make of Four, more commonly known as "Bottoms". Yoko asked 364 people associated with the swinging London scene to expose their backsides for the film which was produced by Tony Cox, this version also included a soundtrack (interviews with the subjects). It was premiered at the Jacey Tatler Cinema in London on 8th August 1967.
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