Paul McCartney appeared to be in a revealing mood as he was interviewed by Howard Stern on Stern’s SiriusXM radio show this morning, Variety reports.
The former Beatle “told a funny story about his musician father James sharing thoughts on the making of the Beatles breakthrough hit ‘She Loves You,'” the story reports. Stern is quoted mentioning to McCartney: “Your dad said, ‘Forget “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Do “yes, yes, yes.”‘” And McCartney confirmed that the oft-repeated anecdote is true.
McCartney said of his dad: “He had musical ability but he didn’t have hip ability.”
Stern followed up with, “Did you even consider it for a second?,” to which McCartney replied: “No-o-o-o.”
Variety adds: “He also said that director Franco Zeffirelli had wanted McCartney to play Romeo in his film ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ He called the offer ‘flattering,’ but turned it down.”