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Old Nov 25, 2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default In 1970, did John Lennon really throw a brick into Paul McCartney's home?

In 1970, did John Lennon really throw a brick into Paul McCartney's home?

There is a scene in 1970 that I saw in "Lennon Naked" where John gets out of his limo, hops over the fence of Paul McCartney's house and throws a rock at a window of his home. John is pissed that Paul has left the Beatles. I saw this, also, in the "Linda McCartney Story." In that film, a bearded Lennon pulls up outside of Paul's home, hops the fence, yells out, "McCartney!!!" Then proceeds to pick up a rock and throws it at the front door window of McCartney's home. Since it has been portrayed in two films, now. Did this event really ever take place? And, if it did, was this at Macca's Cavendish Road home?
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 01:37 AM   #2
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In 1970, did John Lennon really throw a brick into Paul McCartney's home?

There is a scene in 1970 that I saw in "Lennon Naked" where John gets out of his limo, hops over the fence of Paul McCartney's house and throws a rock at a window of his home. John is pissed that Paul has left the Beatles. I saw this, also, in the "Linda McCartney Story." In that film, a bearded Lennon pulls up outside of Paul's home, hops the fence, yells out, "McCartney!!!" Then proceeds to pick up a rock and throws it at the front door window of McCartney's home. Since it has been portrayed in two films, now. Did this event really ever take place? And, if it did, was this at Macca's Cavendish Road home?
It was during the (early 1969) "Let it be" sessions: miffed at something John had sai9d to him (or to Linda) the day before, Paul didn't show up at the studio the next day, so John went to his house (Cavendish, if the time-line is correct), presumably to give him an earfull, but Paul refused to let him in, so John jumped a fence, and started yelling at Paul from his backyard.

What I read is that John smashed a portrait/painting (with a brick ?) that he'd made and given Paul some time earlier (I gather the painting was in Paul's doorway or something ?)

As for any of this actually being true, we may never know, I don't think Paul or John ever commented on this themselves, but there are written acounts in more than one place...
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 01:40 AM   #3
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The one I kind of like in those types of stories (NOT that I enjoy the idea of these taking place !) is the one, again, during the "Let it be" sessions (or was it "Abbey Road" ?) where George is alledged to have taken a swipe at Yoko because... she'd taken one of his chocolate laxative without asking him !

If true, hahaha, mI can just see it...

George (seething): "... hey, those are MY laxatives !"

Heh-heh, if he really did that, I can well understand why he was carrying laxatives with him at the time (sounds like he needed to take one just then)
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 05:02 AM   #4
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That's just ridiculous! If indeed Yoko took them, wonder if she took them knowinly or unknowinly? I mean, did she take them for their effect or did she take them because she thought they were real chocolates? If she's a chocolate lover and took lots... I don't think ANYONE got to use that bathroom for the rest of the day!
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So funny that 40+ years after, people talk about Yoko having a chocolate yes/no
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The story of the brick at the window is meant to be true and I seem to recall that the extra twist of the knife in the tale was that either George or Ringo were outside Paul's and provided John with a getaway car as he jumped in the car and left.
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and provided John with a getaway car as he jumped in the car and left.
that's often what happens with a getaway car
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that's often what happens with a getaway car
Is that personal experience talking, FP?
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Yes from "watching the detectives"
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I remember seeing a picture of John climbing the wall of Paul's house, taken by one of the Apple Scruffs. And I too heard the story of George and Ringo being outside, waiting in a car to vanish from there as soon as John finished the "job"
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You always wonder about stories like this..... they could be true... or they could be something someone put in his book and then gets quoted again and again in someone else's book.... and before you know it, it's "fact"..... unless the people who were really there talk (and I guess there's only Paul left now.. and maybe Ringo, if he was in the "getaway" car), you can only go by "reliable sources say..."

A picture of John jumping over a wall in itself doesn't really prove (or disprove) anything....
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The pictures, just out of curiosity:





And here's what the blog says:

I have posted this before and it led to a conversation in the comments section that basically didn't have any exact answers. Well I got the magazine that it originally came from and was able to scan the photos so that they are much larger now. I still am not sure WHY John is seen here jumping the wall of Cavendish. The story that went near the photos tells about the time that it was Paul and Linda's anniversary and Paul didn't show up for a booked recording session. John was really mad and went over to Paul's house to give him a piece of his mind. However... the article does not claim that these photos are from that day. The caption for the photos make you think they are from that day. Unless there was another altercation with John and Paul during the recording of "Abbey Road" They are interesting photographs regardless.
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Very interesting photo Mari...thanks for posting it
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This story was mentioned in Revolution in the Head. Here's what was written on pages 366-67:

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McCartney's recollections of the Abbey Road sessions are beyond doubt to some extent rose-tinted. Even he admits that he was rebuked by Harrison and Starr for being too overbearing (Musician, October 1986). Gill Pritchard, then an Apple Scruff, recalls that, on one evening during the closing dates for Abbey Road, he 'came racing out of the front door of the studio in tears, went home and didn't come back. The next day he didn't turn up at all even though the studio was booked.' (Mojo, October 1996.) McCartney's failure to appear on this - or another? - occassion provoked a furious Lennon to hammer on his door and clamber over the garden wall for a shouting match with him, during which he smashed a picture he had given McCartney (the latter's favourite painting). (Salewicz, pp. 218-19.)
And thank you for posting those pictures, Mari.
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The first time I heard this story was from The Lives of John Lennon. I'm pretty sure this is BS cooked up by Albert Goldman that has now passed into Beatle folklore and I never really thought I'd see the day where the story was actually passed around as a possibility. The scene in Lennon Naked definitely reeked of dramatic license, but I guess it makes for a good story.

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Salewicz's book is not an official biography. He doesn't justify his source for the incident he describes. So McDonald may just be quoting a rumour !

And in any case he does not say Lennon threw a brick through Paul's window which is the original question.
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