Sir Paul Knows Best
Sir Paul's claiming he is solely responsible for The Beatles' anti-war stance. In an interview with Prospect magazine, the singer said: "He (philosopher Bertrand Russell) told me about the Vietnam war - most of us didn't know about it, it wasn’t yet in the papers - and also that it was a very bad war. I remember going back to the studio either that evening or the next day and telling the guys, particularly John, about this meeting and saying what a bad war it was."
However, according to PR Insider: "An activist who led anti-war demonstrations in London in the 1960s has questioned McCartney's account. Former International Marxist Group leader Tariq Ali says, "This is news to me. It was John who was concerned about the war. He never mentioned McCartney and I never thought of asking him to join us. If McCartney was that way inclined, we would have known."
So, first he's responsible for Lennon's passion and then he tries to play an omnipotent doctor/dietician sort to the world's best known Buddhist, the Dalai Lama (sorry, Richard. You can take solace in the knowledge that you once knew the world's most famous gerbil): "I found out he was not a vegetarian, so I wrote to him saying 'Forgive me for pointing this out, but if you eat animals then there is some suffering somewhere along the line'. He replied saying that his doctors had told him he needed it, so I wrote back saying they were wrong."
Story by | 15:49 | Monday 15th December 2008 | Gossip
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