THE Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney does not think he will ever get on so well with another collaborator again as he did with the late musician John Lennon.
He said: “I don’t think it could be. At some point, you have to realize, some things just can’t be. John and me, we were kids growing up together, in the same environment with the same influences. He knows the records I know, I know the records he knows. You’re writing your first little innocent songs together. Then you’re writing something that gets recorded.
“Each year goes by and you get the cooler clothes. Then you write the cooler song to go with the cooler clothes. We were on the same escalator, on the same step of the escalator, all the way. It’s irreplaceable that time, friendship and bonding.”
Despite his international fame, the 74-year-old musician has had no trouble bringing up his five children Stella, 44, James, 38, Mary, 46, Heather, 53, and Beatrice, 12 and credits his Liverpool roots for helping keep his family strong.