Q.:'Listen To What The Man Said' is a wonderful song. Who is the man someone should listen to?
Paul:There are many answers to 'Who is the man?' In one way, you could say the man would be as the expression – 'You’re the man!' Another way to look at it is that every religion has a leader who they consider to be 'the man'. And his teachings are generally very positive. I like the idea that I leave it to the people to decide who, in their minds, is the man…
He said, “Sweetie, I’m old. Set in my ways. I was taught, and adhered to, a certain way that people should be with each other. I preached it, and I voted in light of it, and I taught it to you and your sister. But I watched this show. And I watched these two men fall in love with each other. And the only thing I could think was, ‘These two souls are meant to be together’. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are… soulmates. Over my years as a pastor, I’ve seen couples get married.. And couples get divorced.. It happens. But I’ve never seen two people who were more perfectly designed to fit together, and it broke my heart to see it not happen for them. I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass.”
Given that it was a brave moment, I blurted out, “Dad, I’m bisexual.”
And he turned to me and smiled, tears in his eyes, and said, “Just… be happy.”
Paul McCartney, on coming out to his father, Jim. June 21st, 1973. The Beatles Anthology, pg. 84
Q: “A psychiatrist recently said you’re nothing but a bunch of British Elvis Presleys.” JOHN: “He must be blind.” RINGO: (shaking like Elvis) “It’s not true!! It’s not true!!” JOHN: (dances like Elvis)