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John and George Relationship Post-Beatles
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13 August 2013
Following The Sun
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DrBeatle said
Yeah they'd made out and hung out quite a lot between '74-'76 or so, any time the Macs were in NYC. If James McCartney is to be believed, they'd even visited as late as '79 as he adamantly claims he has a photo of John holding him when he was ~2 yrs old (and he was born in '77). I will try to find the interview where he claims that.The supposed final meeting between the two when John hugged Paul in the hallway outside his apartment and said "think of me every now and then, old friend" was also (or so I've read) in the later 70s ('79?) so James' claim may well be true.

But they did speak on the phone regularly, too, and Paul said the fact that he had such a nice phone conversation with John just days before his murder is a source of comfort.

I had never heard about that final meeting - is it true that happened?  How wonderful....sniff.  For me that sums up the way I dream it was between them all - maybe not living in each others pockets but old friends who think of each other now and then.

I don't go in for the whole "Yoko's to blame" theory but I sometimes think that if you could take her out of the picture, that is the one single factor that may have changed the whole history of the Beatles, both fab and post-fab. Her influence on John and her relationship (or lack of) with the other three and with the wives/children/entourage was so all-permeating that everything would have been different had she not come on the scene. 

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14 August 2013
Ben Ramon
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It's in Giuliano's Blackbird Singing as well.

    On the flight over, all McCartney could think about was how the maneuvering, vindictive Yoko had snubbed his efforts to make contact with his former partner. All he wanted to do, after all, was hang out for a couple of hours and blow a few joints for old times sake. But Yoko was adamant.
            "This isn't really a very good time," she cooed condescendingly into the telephone, seemingly thrilled to be the bearer of such inhospitable tidings. "We're very busy these days, you know. Maybe next time, okay?"
            McCartney, no slouch himself when it came to repartee, instantly retaliated by boasting that while in Ono's homeland they planned to set up shop in the posh presidential suite of the astronomically expensive Okura Hotel, John and Yoko's permanent home away from home while in Japan. This he knew would pique the always insanely jealous Yoko no end. "Right. Ta ra, then, luv," he said, hanging up the receiver. "Cow," he muttered, just loud enough for Linda to register a sly smile.

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30 August 2013
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Since we were on the topic, thought I'd post this here... someone posted a letter from John to Paul written in '79 from the Hotel Okura with his recommendations for places to eat. From the last line, it sounds like he was assuming Paul was staying there (though not necessarily in the same suite, of course).


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

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31 August 2013
Ron Nasty
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Bummer, it would've been nice if that was to the real Paul. It's trickled out over the years that John was, in a way, quite proud and envious of Paul's success with Wings, and he commonly listed Band On The Run as a favorite record. So I was hoping that letter really was from John to Paul. Ah, well!

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