PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Sep 29, 2020
The Beatles had four songwriters, although only two of them made up the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership. The duo struggled in their songwriting processes, making incredible music but not without some difficult issues. They wrote some songs about one another in the years after The Beatles’ split, but did they ever patch things up before John’s death?
John Lennon would be 80 years old in 2020 if he were still alive.
Instead, he was shot outside his home in Manhattan, New York, on December 8, 1980.
His final 10 years in life were tumultuous, however, as he split with his band The Beatles and created new music with his wife Yoko Ono.
As well as this, Yoko and John broke up for a short period of time called his "Lost Weekend".
Did John Lennon and Macca make up before John's death? (Image: Getty)
Before this, while The Beatles were still going, however, the partnership between Sir Paul and John was not always a happy one.
The pair fought throughout their time in the band, and the songwriters did disagree a number of times during their careers, including when it came to songwriting credits on their songs.
The partnership was always credited as Lennon-McCartney, which was regularly seen on vinyl sleeves for everyone to note.
However, Sir Paul was keen for his name to appear first, and attempted to have some of the names on this credit changed to read McCartney-Lennon.
Speaking about this in The Telegraph in 2015, Sir Paul said of how the songwriting name came about: “We had a meeting with Brian Epstein [manager of the Beatles]. I arrived late.
The Beatles (Image: Getty)
“John and Brian had been talking. ‘We were thinking we ought to call the songs, Lennon and McCartney.’