John and Paul were equal talents who collaborated but, more important, who competed. When one guy did something, the other would say, “My God, that’s good. I wonder if I can do better?” That spurred them on. They were great individually, but they never quite reached the Olympian heights that they achieved when they were the Beatles.
No matter what’s happened, even though John’s dead, I don’t feel like we’re ever going to be apart. I think we’re a part of each other’s lives, we’re a part of each other’s karma, man. And, you know, there’s something sort of deeper than all the business troubles we went through. They were real enough but, um, nah, I think that through all that stuff there was always John who would just put down his glasses and sort of say ‘It’s only me’. And that was it, you know. I’d know what he meant. Yah, it’s only Johnny. It’s only Lennon, you know. He’s only having a laugh with us, it’s a joke really. There was always that feeling at the bottom of things no matter how bad it got, if we had fights or slanging matches or anything, you still kind of liked each other. - Paul McCartney
Whenever John Lennon was performing, you felt you were witnessing something legendary. A rush of exhilaration would spread through the audience. It was passion. The feeling that everything he sang came from somewhere deep inside his soul - sweeping you away and turning the performance into a breathtaking experience. One of the most talented artists ever to write music, he captured the world’s attention with his creative spirit. Acting on his desire to do good for mankind and harnessing the power of love, he gave people hope and inspiration to do extraordinary things all over the world. You are my hero John ♥