The Beatles songwriting: How one man turned down a song from John Lennon – ‘Stupid’

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The Beatles songwriting: How one man turned down a song from John Lennon – ‘Stupid’

“‘And Mike said, ‘What a stupid name for a band!’”

Needless to say, Mike did not accept the song from John, which later became one of the things he, according to Paul, left him kicking himself.

Paul added: “Mike says at the end of his, you know when he mentions that story, he says, ‘I’m going to stand at the exit of this room now and I’m going to give everyone the option of kicking the arm.”

He said, while Mike regretted turning John down, he and his band did not think much of The Beatles, though Mike thought they could ‘harmonise really well.’

Some people at that time did not turn John down, however, with Paul adding that The Rolling Stones took John up on his offer of a song or two.

Published at Sat, 28 Nov 2020 10:01:00 +0000

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