The Beatles will live on forever in the hearts and minds of not just fans, but iconic bassist Paul McCartney as well. In a recent interview, McCartney shared that John Lennon still appears in his dreams, alongside the rest of the Beatles. The discussion also touched on many subjects regarding McCartney’s personal life and relationship with Lennon. Read on to discover all the incredible insights…
Paul McCartney’s Intimate Interview
Iconic artists never truly die. Their artwork lives on forever, especially if they created some of the greatest music in the history of the world. However, we don’t necessarily expect these legends to continue living on in the dreams of their former friends and family. But they do!
In late September, Paul McCartney was the only guest on an episode The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The musician appeared to discuss his first picture book, Hey Grandude! However, as so often happens with McCartney, the conversation steered towards the Beatles. Plus, traditionally, Colbert’s show features two or three guests. But this time, it was an intense, intimate interview. Colbert asked about music, McCartney’s private life, and everything in between.
When Colbert asked about the Beatles, the conversation became quite nostalgic and profound, comparing the past and present. That’s when McCartney shared an incredibly intimate detail about his life: he said the late John Lennon appears in his dreams from time to time.
Only “Good Dreams”
McCartney quickly explained that these are not nightmares. In his dreams, he said, he plays with the old group, like in the good old days. And, of course, John Lennon is present. McCartney stated he did not feel surprised after the first dream. After all, he had such a strong bond with the band. The sweetest part was when he said that dreams with Lennon in it are “always good.”
The legendary rock icon said, “I love when people revisit you in your dreams. I often have band dreams, and they’re crazy. I’m often with John and just talking about something, and I come to get my Hofner bass, ready to play, and it’s covered in sticky tape. You know, dreams.”
The Beatles Will Never Die
Colbert and McCartney did discuss more than just the Beatles. They also covered the legendary singer and bassist’s personal life. McCartney talked about losing his mom when he was 14, and that everything seemed pretty dark until the band formed. Lennon had an essential role in McCartney’s grieving process and moving on from the pain; the two bonded, especially because Lennon lost his mother at a young age, too.
John Lennon remains of the most iconic rock stars in the entire world. Unfortunately, Lennon was tragically assassinated on December 8, 1980, in Dakota, New York. Even though Lennon passed way before his time, his legacy and music live on – the Beatles song cross time and generations, with millions of people throughout the world growing up to the Beatles music.