Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that The Beatles would have reunited had all the members still been alive.
The 69-year-old singer-composer has revealed that he was the one who had tried to keep the band together and wanted them to perform “for ever”.
“If John and George were still here it’s highly likely we would’ve had a Beatles reunion. I think we would’ve mellowed to the point where we would’ve said, ‘Come on, let’s do it,” The Daily Express quoted him as saying.
“The thing was whenever we got together, no matter if we were arguing, we played great. We knew each other so well; we read each other. So if Ringo would speed up a little bit, we all would speed up. So we were like hands in a glove,” he added.
The legend further revealed that he and Lennon were on the verge of making a high-profile comeback in public in 1976 after US TV producer Lorne Michaels offered $3,000 for them to reunite on comedy show Saturday Night Live.
“I was at John’s place and Saturday Night Live was on and John said to me, ‘Have you seen this?’ I hadn’t, I was living in England, he was living in America. He said, ‘No, they’re offering us money to get back together - Lorne Michaels came on the show last week.”
“And John said, ‘We should go down, just you and me. We’ll just show up. There’s only two of us, we’ll take half the money’. For a second we were like, ‘Shall we do it?’ I don’t know what stopped us. It would’ve been work and we were having a night off so we elected to not go to work,” he added.
Paul also admitted that the break-up of the band hit him hard and recording his debut solo album “saved him”.