Mythical group of the 1960s, the Beatles marked the history of music. However, after ten years of existence, the four Britons decide to separate, before a tragedy comes to mourn them, a few years later. Indeed, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman, in New York. A real tragedy for Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star.

Invited to the Jonathan Ross Show in 2014, Paul McCartney, who had a “mixed” relationship with the founder of the Beatles, confided in the loss of his longtime friend. “For several days, I didn’t want to admit to myself that he had been murdered. It was only after that that I finally understood what had really happened. It was a huge shock,” he confided.

Paul McCartney in shock after the death of John Lennon

For several months, Paul McCartney had remained silent about the disappearance of the peace activist. In the columns of the Daily Mail, he explained that he had been unable to speak: “I remember coming home from the studio one day and hearing on the news that he was dead. I turned on the TV and I would hear people say, ‘John Lennon was this’, ‘He was like that’, ‘I remember when I met him.’ It shocked me so much I couldn’t really talk about it.”

The 80-year-old then went on to say he didn’t have the strength to go on a TV set. “I was like, ‘I can’t be one of those people. I can’t go on TV and say what John meant to me.’ It was too deep. I didn’t have the words.” Finally, two years after the death of John Lennon, the former bassist of the Beatles had paid him a beautiful tribute in song with Here Today. Inside, he spoke directly to him, evoking their opposite characters.

Paul McCartney: the heartbreaking reason why the ex-Beatles didn't want to pay tribute to John Lennon

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr © ALPHA AGENCY

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