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Re: Why was John so bitter in 1980?

Posted by **JSL** on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:36:15 AM:
In Reply to: Re: Why was John so bitter in 1980? posted by **imaginer** on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:13:38 PM:

**I was reading the 1980 Playboy interview with him and he sounded so bitter. Nothing good to say about Paul or George, said benefit concerts were useless, was negative towards anything Beatles related and was really a dick about Julian. Basically said Sean was planned, but Julian was a mistake because of alcohol. Seriously, John was a prick
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*I guess I need to re-read that interview. I don't remember him being bitter in 1980.

I think John was his most bitter around 1970. He came off as a big asshole during that Rolling Stone interview that he did during his primal scream therapy. I'm not saying everything that came out of his mouth during his 1980 interviews was positive but I think he had mellowed to some degree. He always tended to take shots at Paul and George in interviews. But I remember in one of his final interviews he said something to the extent of, "In spite of what I might say about them, I still love those guys." Plus John was a big fan of Paul's song "Coming Up" during his final year alive. I think John probably almost thought of Paul and George as his younger brothers and felt like he had the right to bad mouth them when he wanted to.

I would like to think that if 12/8/80 didn't go down the way it did, John would've attempted to better his relationship with Julian. But sadly it wasn't to be.

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