Stevie Wonder Remembers John Lennon, Paul McCartney Jam Session In VMan Magazine
After a bitter breakup and nasty callouts in their solo albums, Beatles legends John Lennon and Paul McCartney spent a night jamming together in Los Angeles. It's become stuff of legend -- and there was another music legend there who remembers it all.
Talking to V Magazine, Stevie Wonder recalled that night of rock lore.
"I was in Studio B and they were in Studio A, at Record Plant, and they were jamming, putting stuff down, laying different tracks, trying to come up with something, really just having fun," Wonder told the magazine. "And I think we did 'Stand by Me' together, just being crazy. It was funny. I think Phil Spector was there, too. I can't remember where we were, but I was in the restroom or something like that and I was singing and he said, 'Shut the f**k up!' and I was like, 'F**k you!'"
It was just one of many times Wonder and McCartney got together, but he also had a relationship with Lennon before his untimely passing in 1980 that went beyond music.
"Whenever we saw each other, there was definite respect and love. I just loved his heart. I just liked his desire to want to see peace, to want to see people come together and live together and make this world a better place. The last time I saw him, I remember he was working on the last album and he and Yoko were getting back together, and, you know, it was just a nice thing."
Wonder talks about much more in the interview, including writing music, rap music, violent words and their impact on our actions -- including the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Check out the upcoming issue of V Magazine for the entire interview.