He is the musical brain and creative genius behind countless era-defining hits as part of The Beatles.
But Paul McCartney has revealed that he has to re-learn many of his hit songs, because there are too many he can keep in his memory.
Speak against The mirror, the singer-songwriter, 77, reflected on his extensive catalog – with some of the early songs from The Beatles at least 55 years old and Paul working on more than 1,000 songs in his career.
Icon: Paul McCartney has revealed that he has to learn many of his Beatles hit songs, because there are too many that he can keep in his memory (photo November 2018)
Legendary: Speaking to The Mirror, the singer-songwriter, 77, reflected in his extensive back catalog – with some of the early songs from The Beatles at least 55 years old and Paul working on more than 1,000 melodies in his career (photo 1963)
The star admitted he had to rely on band members to jog his memory or listen to old recordings and said: & I have to learn everything again. I've written a lot, you can't keep them all. We go into rehearsal and I am "Oh yeah, that's it". & # 39;
Asked if he believes the numbers & # 39; pretty good & # 39; , Hey Jude's hit maker replied: & # 39; I really know. Some of the old songs that you say, "Oh, that's smart, I wouldn't have done that." & # 39;
& # 39; It is exciting to think that it still works. We were a small rock and roll group from Liverpool, it just kept on going. & # 39;
In recent days, Paul invited bandmate Ringo Starr to the stage to close his Freshen Up world tour for 58,000 fans at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.
Jog my memory: the star admitted he had to rely on band members to jog his memory or listen to old recordings and said: & I have to learn everything again. I've written a lot, you can't keep them all. & # 39; (December 2018)
Fab Four: Asked if he believes the songs & # 39; pretty good & # 39; , Hey Jude's hit maker replied: & # 39; I really know. Some of the old songs that you say, "Oh, that's smart, I wouldn't have done that" & # 39; (photo 1965)
The rocker also honored the late Beatles star George Harrison by singing Something, as well as John Lennon by performing Here Today.
George died of cancer at the age of 58 and John was shot at the age of 40 by a disturbed fan Mark Chapman.
This comes after an interview with 60 minutes earlier this year in which Paul, who has no fewer than 25 studio albums, claimed that his bandmate John only complimented his work once during their heyday.
The star revealed that the Imagine hit maker praised his songwriting ability on just one song from their hitalbum Revolver.
He shared: & # 39; It was here, there and everywhere. John says just as it ends, "That's a really good song, boy. I love that song," and I kind of like, "Yes! He likes it."
Come Together: in recent days, Paul invited bandmate Ringo Starr to the podium to complete his Freshen Up world tour for 58,000 fans at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
The duo often acted as partners for songwriting during the Beatles' heyday, and from their working relationship, Paul said they were quite & # 39; competitive & # 39; were together.
He explained: & # 39; Not openly, but we later admitted: & # 39; Yes, you know, so Paul wrote a good one, I better go. & # 39; And I'd say the same way, "Hmm, that's kind of good, good, here we go, come on."
& # 39; If he'd written Strawberry Fields, I'd write Penny Lane, you know, and it is – he remembers his old area in Liverpool, so I'll remember mine. & # 39;
Although John only gave him one compliment, Paul admitted that he often sang the praises of his bandmate if he had drunk too much because & # 39; you normally have to be a little drunk & # 39; to do it.
When he spoke to GQ about their writing process in September, Paul said: & # 39; We never got away dry from a writing session.
& # 39; No matter how many hours we spent together, we always got away with songs. & # 39;
The Beatles member added that he was often accused of being the one who took the band apart in 1970 and that the group had terrible relationships.
Looking back on pictures of the four, however, he said he was reminded how happy the group was.
Stars: The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with an estimated turnover of more than 800 million albums worldwide
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