Paul McCartney Shares The Story Of First Song He Wrote With John Lennon

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Paul McCartney takes a walk down memory lane as he recalls the first song he wrote with Beatles bandmate, John Lennon. The former Beatle will be discussing it on a radio show as part of Lennon’s 80th birthday celebration titled John Lennon at 80. The special will air on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds on October 3 and 4 in two parts, while the anniversary itself is on October 9.

Sean Ono Lennon interviewed McCartney, godfather Elton John, and half-brother Julian Lennon for the special. For McCartney’s interview, he took his guitar out and began playing “Just Fun” which was written soon after he and Lennon met in 1957.

“There were a few songs that weren’t very good. You know, clearly young songwriters who don’t know how to do it. Eventually we started to write slightly better songs and then enjoyed the process of learning together so much that it really took off,” he said via

He also shared his first impressions of Lennon, saying, “I look back on it now like a fan, how lucky was I to meet this strange Teddy boy off the bus, who played music like I did. We get together and, boy, we complemented each other!”

Station boss Helen Thomas also said in a statement: “John Lennon is one of the Radio 2 audience’s most popular and best-loved musicians, so we’re thrilled and honored that Sean’s first-ever radio program in which he talks at length about his father, alongside his brother Julian, Paul McCartney and Elton John, will be broadcast on our network.”