Category: mclennon


The Beatles – “Hey Bulldog” (1968)

McLennon Day Out, July 28 1968, by Don McCullin

All You Need Is McLennon


Photographs of Paul McCartney and John Lennon taken by George Harrison at Hotel George V, Paris, 1964

McLennon Royale with cheese


Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Shea Stadium (1965)

Hey Marco! I’ve seen a lot McLennon proof but sometimes I get the feeling that it proves thattg were more like brothers than romantically in love. Like I often share beds with my sister too and consider our bond special and unbreakable and I wonder if their relationship was the same. do you know any quotes or proof that would make one go “oh ok their relationship is not a brotherly one they’re boyfriends”?

Ok let the mclennon madness begin:

  • Paul revealed that John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” is about him. (Paul McCartney – Playgirl, February 1985) If you listen to the song, it’s clearly a song about a love affair, in fact, over the years, people have always assumed it was a song John wrote for Yoko. WRONG. He wrote it for Paul!
  • Paul admitted that there are things about John Lennon he wouldn’t tell unless both Yoko Ono and Cynthia Lennon were dead. (Hunter Davies, “off-the-record” telephone conversation with Paul, May 3, 1981) Now, if these things are about friendship, why wait for Yoko to die to say it? There must be more.
  • In the last years Yoko has admitted that John had bisexual feelings.(article here)
  • Yoko heard a tape of John and Paul in Abbey Road “a rehearsal tape with John’s voice calling out “Paul … Paul …’ in a strangely subservient, pleading way. “ (Philip Norman, John Lennon: The Life)
  • John was jealous of Paul’s girlfriends.
  • Paul was mad jealous of Stuart (Paul McCartney in The Anthology). These things don’t happen to FRIENDS. You’re not mad jealous of your best friend’s girlfriend. Unless you have feelings for him.
  • When John took LSD by mistake, Paul brought him home and took lsd too cause he wanted to be with John in misery and fear.(George Martin – With a Little Help from My Friends: The Making of Sgt. Pepper). John could die. And Paul knew it. And decided that if John had to die, he had to follow him. If this is not love, please tell me, WHAT IS IT?
  • They did many secret holidays just the two of them during the 60s.
  • During the Beatles tours John always slept with Paul in one room, while George and Ringo slept in another. (Gary James’ Interview With The Beatles’ Road Manager Bob Bonis)
  • Paul used to take photos of John when he was asleep. The next person who will do this will be Yoko Ono, John’s wife. This is very intimate. You don’t see a friend doing that everyday. Actually, you never see it. Because friends don’t do that. 
  • When John and Paul split up, John told him that  “he didn’t want to hold his hand anymore”, and Paul left Abbey Road crying. (Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond – 2011). Is this still accepted as friendship?
  • People who worked at Abbey Road called Paul ‘John’s princess’. (Yoko ono in ‘John Lennon – The Life’ by Phlip Norman’). Now, I never heard them saying the same thing about George and Ringo. That means they probably knew John and Paul were more than just friends.
  • John had a photo of him and Paul in his room:

Paul had a gigantic photo of him and John in his studio:

  • During the 70s John and Paul talked to each other through songs like an old married couple who went through a divorce.
  • In 1980 John wrote many unfinished love songs and put them together in a tape for Paul, because he wanted to come back to him.
  • “Hey Jude” is about Julian? No, it’s about John.
  • Oh!darling” is about Paul crying and singing he wants to die because John left him. This is not a song you write for your friend. It’s a heartbreak song.
  • In his interviews Paul can’t stop saying that he slept with John many times. When a journalist asked him what he would do with John if he came back for a day, he answered ‘I would spend it in bed with him’. (Paul McCartney answers questions for Q magazine, 1998). 
  • Paul waited for John to wake up in the morning while writing a song for him. (”Here There and Everywhere” was written at John’s house while Paul was waiting for him to wake up.)
  • They were holding hands when they recorded  the song “In my life”. There’s an audio of that recording in which Paul says to John  “Stop holding my hand” You can hear it here.

George and Ringo had a special and unbreakable bond. But not John and Paul. John and Paul were madly in love with each other. 


John ( off mic to Paul): You’re cute.

It’s audible in the video. Interview at Warwick Hotel ,1966. (x)

Breakfast with The McLennons


Paul McCartney and John Lennon editing Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

Whenever we doubt Paul was in love with John I rememember a photoset in the late 60s break up era of John patting a dude on the head and then Paul literally vaulting the table from the other side of the room and plonking himself between John and the intruder with a flower in his hair and the ultimate bitchface.