Speaking on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Paul McCartney spoke candidly about the end of the world’s most successful group, who split 50 years ago this April.
Radio host asked Paul McCartney : ‘Why didn’t you say to yourself ‘I am going to keep the Beatles going, and I am going to do it with George [Harrison] and Ringo [Starr]?”
Paul responded: ‘When families break up, it’s to do with the emotion and the emotional pain.the band did not give George Harrison his due credit as a songwriter, saying: ‘It was easy to underestimate George because me and John had always written most of the stuff.
‘But then he started to get interested — and boy did he bloom. He wrote some of the greatest songs ever.’
The star also revealed that he believes The Beatles are better than fellow legendary band The Rolling Stones during his interview.
Stern let it be known he thought The Beatles are the better band, which prompted the legendary band’s vocalist and bassist to laugh and add: ‘You know Howard, you know you’re going to persuade me to agree with that one. But the thing is the Stones are a fantastic group. I go to see them every time they come out. They’re a great, great band.’
‘They’re so rooted in the blues and so when they’re writing stuff it’s to do with the blues. Where as we had a little more influences,’ the Liverpool native explained.
‘Keith [Richards] once said to me man you were lucky, you had four singers in your band. And he said we got one. So, there’s a lot of differences.’
But in the end, Sir Paul let it be known who he thought was best.
‘I love The Stones but I’m with you [Stern] – The Beatles were better.’ We still are [friends]and we admire each other,’ he said, before adding that he thought their rivalry ‘was kind of cool.’