Sir Paul McCartney claimed he was talking to George Harrison, as he believed that his late friend’s soul had inhabited a tree in his home.
The music icon, 78, made a candid confession while appearing on NPR earlier this month, and said that fellow Beatle member, who died in 2001 of lung cancer, gave him a fir tree as a gift.
He explained, “ George was very interested in gardening, he was a really good gardener, so he gave me a tree as a gift. It’s a big fir tree and it’s by my gate.
Thoughts: Sir Paul McCartney claimed earlier this month that he was talking to late Beatles star George Harrison because he believed his late friend’s soul had inhabited a tree in his home
As I was leaving my house this morning, I got out of the car, closed the gate, looked at the tree and said, ‘Hey, George.
Here he is growing strong. And you know, it takes me back to the time I was flirting with him! They are always there, if that’s a way of saying it.
Paul continued: ‘It’s beautiful. He gave it to me – I just planted it. But then, as the years go by, every time I look at it, I go, “This is the tree that George gave me.”
George entered that tree for me. Hope he is happy with that.
Spirit: Paul said that George (pictured on the far right with Paul, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr) had given him the fir tree as a gift before he passed away in 2001, and “got in that tree for me”
Reflection: Paul said (pictured in 1963):[I] Look at the tree and say, “Hey George.” Here he is growing strong. And you know, it takes me back to the time I was flirting with him! “
Late Star: George (pictured with his son Dahani in 1999) died in 2001 at the age of 58 after a battle with lung cancer.
During their time together, the Beatles – which also includes John Lennon and Ringo Starr – became one of the most influential bands of all time with their releases making it a best-selling musical of all time.
Sir Paul released his new album McCartney III earlier this month, after he wrote it and recorded it during closing earlier this year.
And in a BBC conversation with actor Idris Elba, aired last Saturday night, the singer admitted that he “didn’t realize” what he was doing when he did.
He said: ‘[In] Everyone closed lockers cleaned their lockers and did all the things they wanted to wander around. And therefore [making an album] Was my equivalent.
Oops: Sir Paul released his new album McCartney III earlier this month, after having written and recorded it during shutdown earlier this year as a happy accident.
I wasn’t trying to make an album. And suddenly I got these 10 songs, I thought, what am I going to do with it? It was only ten because I didn’t know I was making an album.
During the lockdown, Paul stayed in the countryside with his daughter Mary and her children.
About the experience, he said, “I was really lucky. I was locked up with my daughter Mary and her family, after which I was able to go to the studio to work, it was a very safe place. We were away, and we were always very careful.
Now: Sir Paul said of the album: ‘I wasn’t trying to make an album. And suddenly I got these 10 songs, I thought, what am I going to do with it?
“ I was on vacation at the beginning of the year and then the lockdown hit me, the virus hit, so I went back and was locked in the country.
“[It] It was good because it means I was hanging out with four of my grandchildren and suddenly that was cool.
I was able to go to the studio. The government said you cannot go to work unless you cannot work at home. So I don’t have a home studio, my home studio is 20 minutes away.
Then I started thinking, what about that song that I had a few months ago and never finished with. So we’ve pulled that off and I’m going to work on that … ”
The process: In a BBC conversation with actor Idris Elba, aired last Saturday night, the singer admitted that he “didn’t realize” what he was doing when he did.