justfourpartsoftheone:

Scan - John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Paris, October 1961. Scanned from The Beatles authorized biography.

Paul McCartney: “John and I went on a trip for his twenty-first birthday. John was from a very middle-class family, which really impressed me because everyone else was from working-class families. To us John was upper class. His relatives were teachers, dentists, even someone up in Edinburg in the BBC. It’s ironic, he was always very ‘f*** you!’ and he wrote the song ‘Working Class Hero’ - in fact, he wasn’t at all working class. Anyway, one of John’s relatives gave him £100 for his birthday. A hundred smackers in your hand! Then it was a real windfall. None of us could believe it. To this day if you gave me £100 I would be impressed. And I was his mate, enough said? ‘Let’s go on holiday’ - ‘You mean me too? With the hundred quid? Great! I’m part of this windfall.’”
John Lennon: “Paul bought me a hamburger to celebrate. […] Paul and I set off on a hitchhike to Paris. Well, it was going to be a hitchhike but we ended up taking the train all the way - sheer laziness. We’d got fed up. We did have bookings, but we just broke them and went off.”
- The Beatles Anthology

justfourpartsoftheone:

Scan - John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Paris, October 1961. Scanned from The Beatles authorized biography.

Paul McCartney: “John and I went on a trip for his twenty-first birthday. John was from a very middle-class family, which really impressed me because everyone else was from working-class families. To us John was upper class. His relatives were teachers, dentists, even someone up in Edinburg in the BBC. It’s ironic, he was always very ‘f*** you!’ and he wrote the song ‘Working Class Hero’ - in fact, he wasn’t at all working class. Anyway, one of John’s relatives gave him £100 for his birthday. A hundred smackers in your hand! Then it was a real windfall. None of us could believe it. To this day if you gave me £100 I would be impressed. And I was his mate, enough said? ‘Let’s go on holiday’ - ‘You mean me too? With the hundred quid? Great! I’m part of this windfall.’”

John Lennon: “Paul bought me a hamburger to celebrate. […] Paul and I set off on a hitchhike to Paris. Well, it was going to be a hitchhike but we ended up taking the train all the way - sheer laziness. We’d got fed up. We did have bookings, but we just broke them and went off.”

- The Beatles Anthology

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