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13 October 2013
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The problem with all the interviews is a combination of hazy memory, for some the drugs, and (possibly inadvertent) wanting to look better to history.

You really notice this during "Anthology" where George can't recall which album many of the songs are on, and Paul (seemingly) can't recall being the instigator for "Magical Mystery Tour", though that latter may be a humorous transparent attempt to divert the blame.

And then you have John saying almost all of his Beatles songs were crap, mostly because he wanted to move on.

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13 October 2013
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Video from Howard Stern has posted at YouTube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....I0_YirD1jo

 

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

13 October 2013
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Paul interview with German TV, summarized at The Examiner. He talks about touring in Europe in 2014 and writing music as a therapeutic process.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

13 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

Yes, it is classy of Jane to be above all the hub-bub, but to have that piece of Beatles history going to her grave with her is hard to take. She knew back then that she was wrapped up in a part of a world treasure and phenomenon. Perhaps she will leave something to be published posthumously?

Pure speculation on my part here: Did losing Jane hit/hurt Paul so hard that when he found Linda he promised himself that he would quit his infidelity conquests and be true to only her? Is that why the two of them never had a night apart? I'm sure he knew what he was capable of doing.

In addition to maintaining a dignified silence, I think Jane very much wanted to maintain her individuality and not be overshadowed all the time by the Beatles legend. Jane didn't even like being lumped in as one of the "Beatle girls" back in the '60s: she wouldn't pose with the other wives for that "Women of the Beatles" photoshoot, she didn't like hanging out with the group much as she thought Paul behaved differently around them and didn't care for that. After they broke up, she did intriguingly say about Paul that "Perhaps we'll be childhood sweethearts and meet and get married when we're about 70." But she wanted to move on and live her life and be taken notice of on her own merits as an actor (and later for her cookbooks/cakes, etc.). She probably figured every interview or article written about her would turn into one about the Beatles if she allowed it.

Still. I can't help hoping for a posthumous memoir, too!

And I think your speculation is a good one. According to Alistair Taylor, Paul was totally shattered by the breakup with Jane, and would spend long nights literally crying on his shoulder and obsessing over what an idiot he'd been to lose her. So maybe it was something of a wake-up call that if he found love again, he should do everything he could not to screw it up (pun intended). Also I suspect Linda put the fear of God into him. The "never a night apart" policy may have been something of a preemptive strategy. 

 

13 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
Yes, it is classy of Jane to be above all the hub-bub, but to have that piece of Beatles history going to her grave with her is hard to take. She knew back then that she was wrapped up in a part of a world treasure and phenomenon. Perhaps she will leave something to be published posthumously?

Pure speculation on my part here: Did losing Jane hit/hurt Paul so hard that when he found Linda he promised himself that he would quit his infidelity conquests and be true to only her? Is that why the two of them never had a night apart? I'm sure he knew what he was capable of doing.

I like to think that Linda and Paul spent all their time together because they genuinely enjoyed each other that much.  They seemed so great together.  Jane seemed like a nice girl and all, but she seemed kinda dull too (no offence to anyone that is a fan, I have been chastised on this forum before for making stabs at Jane...  but it's just my opinion).  Linda and Paul were on the same level.  They toked together, they were in a band together, they became vegetarians, they had their family.  With Jane things seemed much more separate.  She had her life, and he had his..  which included him cheating on her many times over.

I've never been a huge fan of him and Jane, maybe partly because I am such a Linda fan, partly because she seemed like kind of a bore...  but I have always respected that Jane has kept it classy and never told their story.  According to his authorized biography she came home to him cheating on her with that Francie Schwartz.  I'm sure she would have quite the story to tell.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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acmac said

To me, the anecdote from the book doesn't suggest sex-play at all (let me know if you want to see the actual excerpt... I do have it bookmarked somewhere). However, it's funny you should mention it because one of the several things Schwartz backpedaled on during her RMB blitz was this very thing. IIRC, the other posters asked her about it, and she was dismissive, saying they'd misinterpreted, that it wasn't slapping in the "violent" sense. Which was met with confusion, understandably, and at least one poster asked if it had been a sex-play thing, then. I don't know if she ever responded. So, who knows?

 

Thanks, I got it (and in case anyone wants to, you can find it by googling Francie Schwartz Body Count pdf, and Paul is in Chapter 8).

And the quote is confusing. Here's the bit on p41, which I'll put behind spoilers tags so that people who don't want to read the tawdry details don't have to:

I was getting tired to the bone, and lonely. Paul's enthusiasm for Apple was shrinking. Even the recording sessions were strained. He came home drunk on the nights they had recorded a John or George song. Often, I'd get a confused harangue, straight from the darkest corner of his mind, about how women liked to be treated rotten. He said he had hit Jane a couple times, and found her more turned on by the pain and tears than his tentative sexual approach. After each of these little mindbusters, he'd look to me for an explanation. He expected a transformation to take place, and I was helpless.

 

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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