Not that he hasn’t worked damned hard to overcome it, but Paul McCartney is forever destined to be remembered as John Lennon’s partner. A little unfair maybe. After all, he only spent 13 years with John. And he’s given us a lot of great music and memories over the last 45 years as a solo artist.
Then again, maybe he’s never given up trying to replace John. Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, David Gilmour, Dave Grohl, Kanye West … it’s a pretty impressive list of collaborations.
Or maybe Paul just digs music, is a fan like the rest of us, and understands that at bottom music is a shared experience.