Lennon was assassinated 42 years ago. It was a fateful day on December 8, 1980. Lennon was just 40 years and it had been a decade since the Beatles had broken up. The Beatles were left with a bitter tongue and many were in dilemma about whether Paul and John had made up or not.
When Express.co.uk spoke with Kenneth Womack, the author of John Lennon 1980: The Last Days In The Life. He focused on all of John’s moments instead of focusing on his murder and death. The book goes on and explained all his performances and creative activities.
As everyone was confused about Paul and Lennon when he was asked if Lennon and McCartney truly made up or not. Womack said, “I do think so. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I think they were good in the ways they needed to be.” That’s when he revealed that Lennon had shared positive things about Paul McCartney in his final interview with San Francisco DJ Dave Sholin, hours before his murder.
Womack said that the DJ had told him, “God, I wish I’d recorded [John talking about Paul].” The journalist tried his best to recollect and make up the moment and share it exactly as it was told. According to him, Lenno told Sholin, “He’s like a brother. I love him. Families, we certainly have our ups and downs and quarrels. But at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, I would do anything for him. I think he would do anything for me.”
Paul of course would not stay quiet in such matters. While promoting his album during the lockdown, he said, “We had certainly got our friendship back, which was a great blessing for me. And I now will often think, if I’m writing a song, ‘OK, John — I’ll toss it over to you. What line comes next?’ So I’ve got a virtual John that I can use.”
Previously during Womack’s interview, he also commented, “I imagine Paul finds great solace in that.” Macca expressed how he does just that in a more recent interview.”