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Old May 14, 2001, 05:52 PM   #1
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Sir Paul McCartney says Yoko Ono for a time earned more than he did from his classic Yesterday.

Although credited like most Beatles songs to Lennon and McCartney, he crafted the song alone and the recorded version featured none of the other Beatles.

But he told Radio Times that the deal he signed in the group's infancy, and to which he is still tied, means he gets a small cut of the proceeds.

"John and I were 20 when we signed our first agreement in a dark flat in Liverpool, which still applies to this day.

"And many bosses later - most recently Michael Jackson and Sony - we still haven't had a raise."

"Luckily I've done so well I don't feel bitter, but it's pretty terrible and wrong. They should recognise our success and alter the deal.

"At one point Yoko earned more from Yesterday than I did. It doesn't compute, especially when it's the only song that none of The Beatles had anything to do with.

"I asked as a favour if I could have my name before John's on the Anthology credits for Yesterday, and Yoko refused."

But he says life is too short to keep pursuing the matter with her.



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Old May 14, 2001, 06:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sir Paul says he gets only a small cut of Yesterday proceeds

It's pretty unfair of Yoko not to let Paul put his name before John's on that song and others on which John had nothing to do... He didn't even like some of them... And then "Give Peace A Chance", which was a Lennon solo tune, performed by The Plastic Ono Band, always appeared as composed by "Lennon/McCartney"... But there Yoko let them change the credits and it can be seen as written "by John Lennon" on the "Lennon Legend" credits... That was fair. But you have to be fair whether it is convenient for you or not... And I think Yoko is not being fair in this particular matter...

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Old May 14, 2001, 07:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Sir Paul says he gets only a small cut of Yesterday proceeds

If you take into account, "Yesterday" and "Give Peace A Chance" were written while the Beatles were still a group. If Yoko can have the Lennon/McCartney credit changed for one, I see no reason why Paul can't do the same.

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Old May 15, 2001, 11:07 PM   #5
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Happy we're all agreeing!

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Old May 16, 2001, 05:47 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By darkhorse:
Happy we're all agreeing! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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