Yoko no no

December 18th, 2002

So, Yoko Ono is getting into a flap about Paul McCartney putting his name before John Lennon’s on some of the Beatles tracks on his new album. I’ve never really got the point about this whole ‘Lennon/McCartney’ thing. Lennon and McCartney didn’t collaborate on many of the Beatles stuff: Yesterday was written by Paul alone, so the fact that Lennon is on there at all is crazy enough as it is. Yes, they forged this mad idea that both their names would go on any track either one of them wrote, but that was years ago and a rather strange thing to do if you ask me.

Notice that ‘the other two’ didn’t create a similar alliance: “Harrison/Starr”? Ringo would be laughing having his name attached to such gems as “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” wouldn’t he? Harrison, on the other hand would have “Octopuses Garden” in his cannon. Not such a fair deal then.. I think that if you write a song you have your name on the credits, if you don’t, you don’t. If the whole band has an input then the whole band gets a credit. Why all the fuss?