one of my favorite stories is still in like ‘63 when john and paul heard that the stones weren’t doing very well with their songs (that they didn’t write themselves) and needed new material and were like “awww, we’ll help u out, bebs :)” and finished “i wanna be your man” for them and mick and keith were all “what the fuck,,,,you just banged this song out on your own”
What are some of your favourite facts that prove mclennon ??
When Paul met John, his breath was smelling of beer, and Paul says that soon he came to love John’s beery breath.
● When Paul was about 16 or 17 years old, he had a girlfriend, and one night he was going out with her, but John arrived in Paul’s home, and Paul thought he had told John he couldn’t meet him that day cause he had a date, but John was there, so John went out with Paul and his girlfriend.
● Once The Quarrymen went to a party in a village next to Liverpool. John’s mate Charles Roberts says John and Paul were inseparable that night, as if none of them existed, talking whispery in a corner, ignoring everyone. Then in some point of the night Paul and John left the party and after some hours they were back. The next morning, John and Paul left and people realized they had put cement in the door and everyone was locked.
● In the 1960 Easter holiday, John and Paul decided to take a trip to
Caversham, Berkshire, and they’d stay in Paul’s relatives’ house, sharing a little bed like two innocent kids. There they performed like a duo called The Nerk Twins.
● Once Paul had a girl in bed, and John entered the room, really angry, and cut the girl’s clothes off and wrecked the wardrobe, and called her a ‘whore’.
● In 1961, John got £100 from his aunt and instead of spending in anything else, he decided to take a trip with Paul, even he having other friends and a girlfriend. The plan was going to Spain, but they ended up in Paris. John said in 1980 that Paris was so ‘romantic’ and that was amazing to ‘see the couples kissing’.
● Paul was really jealous of John’s friendship with Stuart
● John usually was rude to Paul’s girls
● Paul married Linda. 1 week later John married Yoko, and he wanted to marry Yoko in Paris.
A postcard Paul sent to his brother Mike in 1960 when he and John went to Scotland to work in the pub run by Paul’s cousin Bett. Here, for the first time Paul refers to him and John as ‘The Nerk Twins’. I understand very few words: ‘Playing on Saturday’ ‘Called us The Nerk Twins’ ‘Working behind the bar’ and ‘Rocking’ - Scanned from Mike McCartney’s book.
“omg paulie u r so pretty!!1!1! paul paul paul can u pls notice me? Paaaaaul look at me paul pls paul notice me speak to me sing to me love me pleaaaase!! i want to hold u pls paul come closer paul paul paUL PAUL HOLD ME”
There may not have been a grand finale of happiness, but think about how John and Paul got lots of little happy moments? Performing as the Nerk twins, cuddling up in bed together, holding hands... Hugging, kissing each other's neck as they finished a big fucking concert, bigger than anyone thought possible! The first time they looked into each other's eyes as they had sex, slow and sensual and only for them, just for them, private and intimate and to be remembered forever.
Do you have any stories/quotes about John and Paul when they were teenagers in Liverpool?
“I used to go round to Aunt Mimi’s house and John would be at the
typewriter, which was fairly unusual in Liverpool. None of my mates even
knew what a typewriter was. Well they knew what it was but they didn’t
hae one. Nobody had one.” Paul
‘John had a chocolate bar, and he shared it with me. And he didn’t give
me some of his chocolate bar. He didn’t give me a square of his
chocolate bar. He didn’t give me a quarter of his chocolate bar. He gave
me half of his chocolate bar. And that’s why the Beatles started right
there.’ Isn’t that fantastic? It’s the most important story about the
Beatles, and it’s in none of the books!’ Paul
“John and I grew up like twins although he was a year and a half older
than me. We grew up literally in the same bed because when we were on
holiday, hitchhiking or whatever, we would share a bed. Or when we were
writing songs as kids he’d be in my bedroom or I’d be in his. Or he’d be
in my front parlour or I’d be in his, although his Aunt Mimi sometimes
kicked us out into the vestibule!” Paul
Paul used to come to my front door. He’d lean
his bike against the fence and look over at me with his sheep eyes and
say ‘Hello, Mimi. Can I come in?’ ‘No, you certainly cannot,’ I’d say. Mimi
“It was the Easter school holidays and John and I had hitchhiked down
from Liverpool to help out in the pub. We
generally dossed around for a week and worked behind the bar. Then Mike
said that me and John should play there on the Saturday night. So we
made our own posters and put them up in the pub: “Saturday Night – Live
Appearance – The Nerk Twins.” Paul
When I caught sight of him, when John brought him home for
the first time, I thought “Oh-ho, look what the cat’s dragged in.” He
seemed so much younger than John–and John was always picking up waifs
and strays. I thought “Here we go again, John Lennon… another Shotton.”
[…] He was well-mannered–too well-mannered. He was what we call in
Liverpool “talking posh” and I thought he was taking the mickey out of
me, John’s little friend, Mr Charming.I used to tease John by saying “chalk and cheese”, meaning how different
they were, and John would start hurling himself around the room like a
wild dervish shouting “Chalkandcheese! Chalkandcheese!” with this stupid
grin on his face” - Mimi