PUBLISHED: 11:12, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:22, Wed, Jan 8, 2020
It’s been 40 years since John Lennon’s assassination, meaning he’s almost been dead as long as he was alive. But during The Beatles star’s life, he worried about how he would be remembered by his fans after he died. Speaking with The Penguin Podcast last month, Paul McCartney revealed how insecure Lennon was.
The 77-year-old, who was promoting his new book Hey Grandude!, said: “John Lennon was not that secure.
“I remember John saying to me once, ‘What are people going to think of me when I’m dead? I wonder if they’ll like me.”
“And I said, ‘Now just you stop. Listen to me. People are going to go crazy, people love you. And they’re going to love you more’.
“And obviously that’s turned out to be the case.”
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Paul McCartney: ‘John Lennon was INSECURE and worried how he’d be remembered after death’ (Image: GETTY)
John Lennon and Paul McCartney's songwriting partnership is considered one of the greatest in music (Image: GETTY)
McCartney continued: “Y’know I had to reassure him and say, ‘you’re great!’
“‘You may not think it, you may worry that you’ve not done enough, but believe me you have.’ It can happen to anyone.”
Asked if he needed similar reassurance throughout his life, the 77-year-old agreed.
He said: “Yeah sure.