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The story of the last photos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together

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The story of the last photos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together

The Beatles are most famous band of  all time and the partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney was crucial for the success of the band, since they were the main composers. But their relationship wasn’t good, especially when the band ended. Paul had to sue the band and there was an exchange of insults through interviews made by the two.

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Paul and John see each other during the “Lost Weekend”

In March 1974, however, during the famous “lost weekend”. When Lennon separated from Yoko for about a year and a half. He moved to Los Angeles with girlfriend May Pang. There Paul and John returned to see each other. It was during this period that the last known photos of the two together were taken. It was at the home of singer Harry Nilsson, where John was then living. Paul and his wife Linda made a surprise visit, seeing John and Ringo that were working on Harry Nilsson’s new album.

The two had not seen each other for about two years when the meeting took place. Was during the that the studio session that they played together for the last time. Stevie Wonder was at the piano, Paul on drums and John on guitar and vocals. The drugs were on the loose, the mood was improvised and the result has greater historical value than the musical itself. That can be heard in the classic pirate album “A Toot and a Snore in ‘74”, which has the session.

The two would still meet one last time in New York, in 1976. 4 years before Lennon was murdered at the door of the Dakota building, where he lived in New York, on December 8, 1980. But there are no photos or videos of that meeting.

The few remaining photos from John Lennon and Paul McCartney meeting in Los Angeles in 1974 were taken by May Pang, John’s girlfriend back then. The photos can be seen at May Pang’s book Instamatic Karma:

Instamatic Karma

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