Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just in case you needed another reason to hate Yoko Ono

Via Collecting Vinyl Records:
YOKO ONO was the reason Paul McCartney and John Lennon never reunited to make music again.

The two Beatles had planned to reform the band in 1974 until Yoko once again came on the scene, according to a new book.

Writer Peter Ames Carlin said McCartney really missed working with his legendary songwriting partner so he flew to New York to see him.

In his book, Paul McCartney: A Life, Carlin says that he made a surprise midnight visit to the Burbank studio where a coke-fueled Lennon was recording.

John reportedly said: "Someone give me an E. Or a snort."

The book claims that along with Stevie Wonder on electric piano, Lennon and McCartney jammed until the small hours that night in the Spring of 1974.

The session went so well that Lennon invited McCartney and wife Linda to join him and then-girlfriend May Pang at his rented home in Malibu.

Pang told Carlin she heard Lennon talk about getting "the guys back together" for a concert.

But the reunion dream died as soon as Lennon confided to McCartney that he had recently met his estranged wife Yoko and that she wanted to see him.

The book claims that that conversation led to Lennon getting back with Yoko - and the concert that fans around the world would have dreamed of never happening.

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