Lennon and McCartney Discuss Their Songwriting Partnership (1966)



A nice little interview of John Lennon and Paul McCartney for a 1966 BBC Radio show, recorded at Paul’s newly-purchased townhome on Cavendish Avenue. About mid-way through the interview, a very young “Martha My Dear” can be heard howling from another room. The interview was re-broadcast in 1988 on BBC Radio’s “The Beeb’s Lost Beatles Tapes,” and that’s when “Hey Jude” was edited in. (You can tell the interview was taped in ’66 because Paul mentions that Martha is 7 weeks old. He got Martha right after he moved into his home on Cavendish Avenue in the summer of ’66.)

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24 thoughts on “Lennon and McCartney Discuss Their Songwriting Partnership (1966)

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    Beatles songs/recordings are “Magic”. It’s impossible to make them better.
    Just my opinion.?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    How come ‘Hey Jude’ is playing from 9.05? Hey Jude was 1968?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    Hehehe aww Martha :3 And the sound of their voices it makes me melt… x3 I
    just love how their talking like very honest true musicians like they are
    :)?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    Hearing John and Paul talking about their partnership is so moving and
    inspiring. They are great to each other and they are definitely friends to
    each other. ?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    “I agree with you now Paul.” lmao. Lennon is hilarious.?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    Recorded for the BBC Light Programme with Keith Fordyce at McCartney’s home
    in London on August 6, 1966.The show was broadcast on August 29, 1966 on
    the program,”The Lennon and McCartney Songbook”.?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    this video is making me realize how much jazz sucks ?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    The Beatles had the accents, the hair, the manager, timing, along with
    writing, playing and singing their own songs they had the biggest gimmick
    of all: Talent.?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    One of the more insightful interviews on their partnership. Thanks for
    posting.?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    Wow! That’s HORRIBLE! All My Lovin…. Sinatra style EEEEWWWW!!!! Creepy!?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    There songs were masterful because they understood what good music is.
    Music captures a feeling. So good music gives you a certain mood when you
    listen to it. They used figurative language appropriately to amplify the
    mood set. Not like many artists who think the metaphors should be the
    focus. Complexity doesn’t mean good music. Feeling, sound, tone, and mood
    means good music. ?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    “It’s all good”….Paul McCartney 1966 interview?

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    If this is 1966, why did I hear trumpets play Hey Jude??

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    It’s all good ……yeah …I caught that too. Credit them for that, too?

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