Was This A Putdown By Sir Paul?

Paul McCartney - Was recent statement a putdown to Michael and Stevie?
@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
May 28, 2007 6:32pm CST
I read in entertainment news where Paul McCartney stated that his collaborations with the likes of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder were a disappointment after working with someone like John Lennon. This seems like a putdown to the talent of Michael and Stevie (who are both outstanding in their field). I have not heard anything great coming from McCartney since the Beatles parted company!
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• United States
29 May 07
Wasn't Paul in some sort of a feud with Michael for purchasing the rights to a bunch of Beatles music or something like that...? Maybe's he still just ticked off. I wonder though, if working with someone like Michael Jackson was such a disappointment, why did they make three songs together?
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@mummymo (23707)
29 May 07
While I can see how it may be taken as a putdown I really don't think that would have been his intention! The McCartney /Lennon collabaration was a really special thing and produced amazing results, they also had a fantastic understanding of each other! Whilst I agree that both of the artists you name have fantastic abilities and have produced a lot of outstanding work I don't think you can say that McCartney has done nothing since The Beatles, well you can as that is your opinion, it is just that I can't agree - what about Mull of Kintyre, as just one example - I think we will leave the frog chorus out of the equation though! xxx
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
28 May 07
I don't think that it was meant as a putdown to Michael and Stevie. I'm sure his collaborations with them were a disappointment compared to the greatness he and Lennon recieved with the Beatles. His music with the Beatles is on a way higher plane than that of "Ebony and Ivory", and to be honest I can't even remember what he did with Jackson.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 May 07
The fact that his music with The Beatles was on a higher plane than with the others just might be due to the fact that they had years and years to perfect their technique versus just a one-time thing. I used to adore McCartney, but I think he has morphed into a smug, selfrighteous prig. Like I said, he would have been nothing without ALL of the band working together.
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