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John Lennon Recalls Meeting Paul McCartney In Animated Interview

08/24/2015
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(Radio.com) On the latest Radio.com Minimation, where they comb through the CBS Radio archives and animate interviews with legendary artists, they review an interview from 1975 with John Lennon while he was promoting his 'Rock 'n' Roll' album. This was animated for Radio.com by Jeff Schweikart.

In 1975, John Lennon was reconnecting with his roots via his Rock 'n' Roll album, which saw him covering some of his favorite songs from the genre's early days. "You might call it 'Oldies but goldies,' I was calling it 'Oldies but moldies,'" he joked.

"Some of them were the first songs that I learned that were rock and roll," he said. One of those songs was Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula," and he notes that the first time that he ever performed it in public was the day that he met his future Beatles-mate, Paul McCartney.

Years later, Paul would record his own version of the same song, which opened his MTV Unplugged album. Watch the video here.

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