Sean Lennon to host anniversary show for his father, John, on his 80th birthday

For the first time, Sean Ono Lennon has interviewed Sir Paul McCartney about his relationship with his father, John.

“I look back on it now like a fan,” says Sir Paul of meeting Lennon.

“How lucky was I to meet this strange Teddy Boy off the bus, who played music like I did and we get together and boy, we complemented each other!”

The discussion will be part of a special two-part Radio 2 programme, John Lennon at 80, marking what would have been the late Beatle’s birthday.

During the chat, Sir Paul also plays one of the first ever Lennon-McCartney songs, Just Fun.

Written as the teenagers played truant from school, it has never been officially recorded – although a snippet was previously heard in the Beatles’ Let It Be movie.

Speaking to Sean, Sir Paul admitted his first attempts at writing with John “weren’t very good”.

“Eventually, we started to write slightly better songs and then enjoyed the process of learning together so much that it really took off.”

The documentary will also feature interviews with Sean’s half-brother, Julian, and his godfather Sir Elton John.

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