Strange Bedfellows Ep 1: It’s Contentious

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Welcome to STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, an AKOM series about Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney after John Lennon’s death.

Episode 1 delves deep into the 1980s! Discussed in this episode: Paul’s grief and Yoko’s peculiar comments in the aftermath of John’s death, Yoko’s kindness towards Paul and his efforts to reciprocate, Paul’s
failed attempt to recover the Lennon/McCartney catalog, the McCartney/Ono origin story, the burgeoning Lennon Industry, a lawsuit, an award, a tribute concert and more.
It all culminates in a pivotal transition in Paul’s public tone about John moving into the 90s.


Paul McCartney The Life, Philip Norman (2016)
Yoko Ono, interview w/ Philip Norman for Sunday Times: Life after John. (May 25, 1981)
Yoko Ono, Rolling Stone: Yoko: An intimate conversation. (October 1, 1981)
Joe Hagan, Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone Magazine. (2017)
Hunter Davies, THE BEATLES (originally published 1968; afterword printed 1985)
Paul McCartney, interview w/ Ray Bonici for Music Express. (May, 1982)
McCartney Today, The Sunday Express Magazine (October 21, 1984)
Paul McCartney Interview: Playboy magazine (December, 1984)
“Act Naturally” by Duncan Fallowell, Harpers and Queen Magazine (1984)
Paul McCartney Interview 1984 (sound clip)
Paul McCartney, interview w/ Chris Salewicz for Musician: Tug of war – Paul McCartney wants to lay his demons to rest. (October, 1986)
Paul McCartney, interview w/ Anthony DeCurtis for Rolling Stone: The Paul McCartney interview. (November 5, 1987)
Imagine, film by Andrew Solt (1988)
Andrew Solt (filmmaker), Chicago Sun-Times: Director focuses on man & music, not the myth. (October 9, 1988)
Paul McCartney interview with DJ Mike Reed (1989)
Paul McCartney w/ Kurt Loder “Famous Last Words” MTV (October 19, 1990)
Interview w/ Yoko Ono, BBC Radio #6 (1990)
John Lennon Tribute Concert (1990):


Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him YOKO ONO (1980)
Tug of War PAUL McCARTNEY (1982)
Just Like Starting Over JOHN LENNON (1980)
No More Lonely Nights PAUL McCARTNEY (1984)
The Honorary Consul PAUL McCARTNEY (1984)
Simple as That PAUL McCARTNEY (1983)
Move Over Busker PAUL McCARTNEY (1986)
However Absurd PAUL McCARTNEY (1986)
I’m Moving On YOKO ONO (1980)
Imagine JOHN LENNON (1971)
I Saw Her Standing There (live) THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ROCK FRATERNITY (1988)
Imagine ELTON JOHN (1990)
This One PAUL McCARTNEY (1989)

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