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As you probably already know, John Lennon was tragically killed at the age of 40 on December 8, 1980 after being shot. And as you also probably already know, George Harrison died of lung cancer at the age of 58 on November 29, 2001. Not a single day goes by that we don’t miss both of these legendary Beatles.
It just simply goes without saying that both are responsible for some of the most iconic and influential music that you and I will ever hear. They’ve both left behind legacies that will forever be unmatched. They are two of the best, pure and simple.
Obviously, us fans are not the only ones who miss these two dearly. Paul McCartney recently revealed his beautiful way of remembering these two during an interview BBC Radio Scotland.
Here is what Paul had to say…
“John and George are still a big part of my life, always will be. It would have been great to get the Beatles back together again. People always say what if? But we can’t, so, sadly, that’s not going to happen. I often think about them with a lot of sadness, because they should still be here. In John’s case, it was a terrible thing. In George’s, a terrible illness. If by some strange fluke it was to happen, it would be beautiful. As a musician, you often have dreams about being in the studio or on stage, so I’m often with the guys.
Just the other morning, I woke up and I was with George. And that was very nice. I think of George as my little mate – he was the youngest in the group. That’s how I run into John and George these days. So the Beatles have re-formed – in my head. Even though there is sadness, the main thing is the joy of knowing those two guys. I miss them a lot.”
I think we can all agree that we feel more or less the same way that Paul does. He posed the question of what could’ve been if both been were still alive today. I can tell you that there is nothing I’d love to see more than a reunion of The Beatles. Don’t you agree?