Beatles feud: How John Lennon ‘openly detested’ song written by Paul McCartney

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Mr Lennon and Mr McCartney formed one of the most famous bands in the world, The Beatles, with two others from Liverpool, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the Sixties. They leapt to global stardom over the ten years they were together, and were credited with creating some of the best pop music of their era with songs such as ‘Help’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’. However, tensions arose between the bandmates due to the intensity of their musical careers. Mr Lennon and Mr McCartney notoriously fell out, while Mr Starr and Mr Harrison both left the group temporarily at different times between 1968 and 1969.

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The four split in 1970, triggered by Mr Lennon and Mr McCartney’s separate announcements that they would be leaving the band to pursue solo careers.

One of their later songs from their time together as a band was ‘Ob-la-Di, Ob-la-Da’, released in 1968.

According to an article published in The Times today, Mr Lennon “openly detested” the song, despite its popularity with the public.

It had been written by Mr McCartney, the other half of the writing partnership which catapulted the band into the limelight.

John Lennon and Paul McCartneyJohn Lennon and Paul McCartney (Image: Getty)

Mr Lennon and Mr McCartneyMr Lennon and Mr McCartney (Image: Getty)

Mr Lennon reportedly dubbed Mr McCartney’s song as “more of Paul’s granny music”.

Modern Scientists on the other hand have recently analysed the song and agreed it is close to being the perfect pop song, along with two others: Invisible Touchy by Genesis and Hooked on a Feeling by BJ Thomas.

However, Mr Lennon was also angered by his former bandmate’s song ‘Too Many People’. Reportedly, Mr Lennon thought it was a dig at him and his wife, Yoko Ono.

It is well known that his

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