The Beatles Secret Paul McCartney Disclosed To Jon Bon Jovi
Every band has its formulas to create and compose songs. They either never share or reveal them years later to avoid the possibility of any musicians’ using them for their works. These unique methods can be about how they find their inspiration from different muses and the essential and exceptional techniques they developed during their music’s writing or recording process.
Their strategies helped them become the musicians behind legendary songs that would gain great fame and commercial success. While talking about songwriting and composition, it’s impossible not to mention the Beatles icons Paul McCartney and John Lennon, whose partnership changed rock music permanently. Though you may think they would never spill their secrets, McCartney once did to Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi, and we’re here to dig deeper.
Which Beatles’ Trick Did Paul McCartney Tell Jon Bon Jovi?
Lennon and McCartney’s songwriting partnership immensely contributed to The Beatles’ record-breaking album sales, concerts, international popularity, and becoming the most famous rock band globally. The band was so influential that people started cutting their hair like the band members while dressing like them. Lennon and McCartney had their unique ways of writing and composing a song; McCartney decided to share one of them with his friend, Jon Bon Jovi.
Jovi and McCartney have known each other for a long time, and they have been pursuing a close friendship; the musicians spent a lot of time together with families. As a great fan of the Beatles since his teenage years, Jovi called him ‘Beatle Paul’ because he didn’t want to be disrespectful by saying, ‘Paul.’ Also, they collaborated on various occasions and projects, and in one of them, they performed ‘Love Song To The Earth’ to support United Nations Foundation and raise awareness of climate change,
Therefore, it’s not surprising that McCartney and Jovi shared some exclusive details and secrets about their lives and careers, which signifies their close relationship. During his previous interview, the frontman revealed that the legendary musician stated that they were changing time signatures and bridges on The Beatles’ classics while he and Lennon were writing lyrics. Jovi added that he had a bridge like that in one of his songs but couldn’t remember which one.
In Jovi’s words, he said:
“He was talking about how they would change time signatures and go off into these bridges on Beatles songs when he and John would write things. So we started yapping about that. I said, ‘Yeah, I have that kind of a bridge. I didn’t play it for you because I couldn’t remember the list of the names of the cities I wrote that go in the song.”
Considering Jovi revealed this in one of his conversations with Howard Stern shortly before his band’s latest and fifteenth album entitled ‘2020’ released on October 2, 2020, he possibly used this trick while working on the tracks from the record. While his fans will never know for sure, they are confident that their connection and friendship are genuine after McCartney disclosed this secret to Jovi.