Re: Lennon & McCartney - recent bios read - things learned or confirmed
posted at 12/26/2012 3:48 PM EST
RE: womanizing. For rockers and fans alike, the issue of infidelity / cheating / betrayal and all that good cheap wine that accompanies it (ha!), well, it all blends together in the brew of the RnR world, and for the mostpart, we as fans, accept it. We have had threads here on non-musical dealbreakers, and I've yet to witness anyone turning their back on a musician for being a cad.
As for John, that does not surprise me very much. For Paul, it doesn't necessarily surprise me in his younger days. As for his marriage to Linda, I would be crushed if that had not been a faithful marriage, as I thought, regardless of Linda's wishy-washy musical talent, they were a true love story. I have always believed that Paul was completely bereft when Linda died, and that she was a good wife and mother, who left her mark. I mean, Paul's a vegetarian to this day, the Simpson's has a story line re: Lisa that relates to it ;); Paul's edgy designer daughter, Stella, also creates an environmentally and humanely responsible line of clothing, and I have always believed that's part of Linda's influence as well.
So I am personally relieved to know that Paul was true to Linda.
As for rockers in general, they are what they are. :)
As for George Harrison's wife being stolen away by Eric Clapton ... well, you'll have to read up on George for the scoop, but I am pretty sure George was no saintly Beatle, either. :(