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At long last, Paul explains relationship with John

Lennon's outbursts due to drugs and showing off

In an interview with Radio Times, McCartney spoke more openly about his relationship with Lennon than perhaps he ever has. McCartney told the magazine that the abrasive image of Lennon is “seriously flawed” and attributed Lennon’s outbursts to drugs and showing off. “John said so much crap that he later said he hadn’t meant,” he said. Noting that his favorite song as a child was “a smoochy old standard that his mum liked,” called Little White Lies. McCartney also noted that “he was a very soft-centered guy and we had a lot more in common than people think. Whatever bad things John said about me, he would also slip his glasses down to the end of his nose and say, ‘I love you.’ ”

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