According to Paul McCartney, John Lennon had a tremendous fear of something that might just surprise you. According to a report from The Huffington Post, during a 60 Minutes Overtime portion with Sharyn Alfonsi, the star spoke about her conversation with the legendary Beatles member in which she revealed a behind-the-scenes video.
The video featured the 76-year-old Paul speaking about his own insecurities and flaws, as well as the fact John suffered from self-doubt a lot. It appears as though the introspective artist stereotype has rung true in this case, because Paul emotionally said that “John was a bit insecure.”
Lennon, one day, randomly in a conversation with Paul, said he feared about the way in which people would remember him. Right away, McCartney felt obligated to console and explain just how much people would appreciate his legacy.
Paul claims he told John that he would be remembered as one of the greatest artists ever. He said, “cause you are, you’re fantastic.” As most know, John is arguably one of the most legendary rock figures of all time following his death in December of 1980.
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Mark David Chapman, who’s still in jail serving his time, snuck up behind Lennon and shot him in the back one night as he returned home from a recording studio.
It was right in front of the Dakota – Lennon’s apartment in Central Park West in New York City. Since then, Mr. Chapman has been denied parole approximately 10 times. Reportedly, his wife of the time, Yoko Ono, requested from the court and jury that Mark spent his remaining days behind bars due to the terrible nature of John’s death.
In later interviews, Mark said that he shot Lennon because he wanted to become famous. The convicted murderer admitted that he planned to kill someone else, but due to the layout of John’s apartment building, he decided it would be easiest to kill him instead.
Despite McCartney’s tearful recollections of John’s life and death, he admitted some of Lennon’s darker personality traits, including the way he refused to acknowledge the talent of those closest to him.
John would hardly admit that anything Paul had written was good, with the exception of “Here, There and Everywhere.” To this day, Paul has remembered that John liked that one song. He admitted that he felt it was “pathetic, really.”