Paul McCartney Admits George Harrison Was Purposely Left Out Of Songwriting
The Beatles icon Paul McCartney was interviewed by Ultimate Classic Rock to share his ideas about the upcoming Beatles documentary series that is based on an album’s creation process. McCartney also confirmed that he and John Lennon didn’t let George Harrison involve in the songwriting as much as they did.
Previously it was announced that the new Beatles documentary entitled ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ which is a three-part docu-series produced and directed by Peter Jackson, will be released soon. The series will reflect on the production process of the band’s final studio album ‘Let It Be.’ Jackson worked on the footage from Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary.
In a recent interview, Paul McCartney recalled a deal between him and John Lennon while he was talking about the new documentary, especially about the part displaying Harrison leaving the studio during one of their recording sessions. McCartney emphasized that Harrison was right to quit the sessions temporarily and be angry with them because of being left out of songwriting.
Paul admitted that he and John Lennon wanted to be the band’s only songwriters to determine its artistic direction when they formed The Beatles. He said that they never targeted late lead guitarist George Harrison but as the primary songwriters, Lennon and McCartney constantly overlooked his ideas about the Beatles songs.
McCartney recalled these times saying:
“I remember … saying to John, ‘Look, you know, it should just be you and me who are the writers.’ We never said, ‘Let’s keep George out of it,’ but it was implied.”
In addition ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ will be released on Disney+ on 25, 26, and 27 November 2021 as a three-part series. The Beatles fans are very excited to watch the story of how the band created ‘Let It Be’ what exactly happened between the band members.