Almost four decades since the passing of John Lennon, who was murdered by the hands of Mark David Chapman, the evening of December 8, 1980. Paul McCartney, on the other hand, still “dreams” about his former colleague.
In his recent interview with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Sept. 24), he shared stories about the late musician during the episode.
“The thing is, you know, when you’ve had a relationship like that for so long and it’s such a deep relationship—you know, I love it when people revisit you in your dreams. I often have band dreams, and they’re crazy.”
He said that Lennon was often “in his dreams.” In one of those dreams, they were trying to play a song; but McCa’s guitar was covered with tape, a sticky one.
“No, I had a lot of dreams about John, and they’re always good” he continued.
In one dream, for instance, he’ll even write songs, such as The Beatles‘ classic “Yesterday.”
McCartney surely had fond memories to share with his former bandmate and admitted that they had some ups and downs as well – before the band split up.
“When The Beatles broke up, a lot of the talk was that, like, I was the villain and that John and I didn’t really get on well,” McCartney recalled. “It was a lot of down talk about it because, you know, everyone was sad The Beatles are broken up, and I kind of bought into it.”
He didn’t know how the public would take their breakup, but after seeing an old photo of them working together, he was reminded that their friendship was more important than anything else.
“That photo—when I saw that—it’s like ‘Yes, we were friends,'” he said.
You can watch the full interview below: