“Just So Senseless” McCartney Reflects On John Lennon’s Death


40 years on, Sir Paul McCartney reflects on the death of his Beatles colleague John Lennon. Lennon was sadly shot dead outside his apartment in New York on 8 December 1980.

Lennon and McCartney were part of the iconic group The Beatles. McCartney and another Beatle, Ringo Starr reflected on John Lennon’s death earlier this month. See here. 

Paul was interviewed by CBS recently, and when asked about the death of John Lennon, McCartney said, “It’s very difficult for me”, he admitted.

“I occasionally will have thoughts and sort of say “I don’t know why don’t I just break down crying every day? Because it’s that bad”. 

When asked if he sometimes sheds tears over Lennon’s death, McCartney said, “Not every day you know? There will be times that I have just memories and just think, Oh my god, it was just so senseless“.

The music icon is certain if John Lennon was alive today, he would still be making music.

The singer said, “He was showing no signs of slowing up. He was still making great music”. 

He added, “The question is: Would we have ever got back together again? I don’t know. We don’t know”.

The Band’s Legacy:

Sir McCartney was asked about the band’s legacy. He claimed he was still amazed that their music continues to reach out and connect with people. He could not put his finger on what it was about their songs that touch people so deeply.

“I’m not sure if I have an answer”, the singer explained.

He added, “Something to do with the structure of the song. There’s no spare stuff that shouldn’t be in there. It’s the exact amount of stuff that should be on that record. But I am amazed at how it keeps going. I am amazed”. 

McCartney’s New Album:

McCartney has recently released his latest album “McCartney III”. It is the third record in a solo trilogy following “1970s McCartney I” and “1980s McCartney II”. See more here. 

This album was reviewed by NME, who said, “If future archaeologists take this three-album series as a significant marker of his solo half century, they’ll conclude that Sir Paul McCartney never stopped liberating”.