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and Nigel Olsson, May & Jozy Pollock post-Madison Square Garden show!
sedaka is back!
What a dilema for May.
How long did this go on?
Was she dedicated employee or motivated by some other energy?
…in any case, it couldn’t have paid enough
What a champ she was. I think John might not have survived if May had not come with him. I guess Yoko knew May better than May.
No offense, but “May” has milked a second career out of that “Lost weekend fiasco” UGH! I met her a couple of times and she is very haughty. I was talking once to Carlos Alomar and she walked up while we were chatting and thrusted a camera into my hands and demanded that I take her picture with Carlos. He looked embarrassed! True story, folks!
I thought the story went that after the show John and Yoko met afterwards fell back in love and everything else fell to the side.
Yes, that the version John related in the Andy Peebles BBC Dec 1980 interview. Paul had a role in bringing Yoko & John back together, which Yoko has since acknowledged and thanked him for. John was guilty at times of “fudging” his own history….
Daily Mail (UK) , 10 Oct 2010:
“Yoko Ono, has revealed what happened during those days when John disappeared with their pretty personal assistant.
And despite a well known war of words with Beatle Paul McCartney, Yoko credits Macca with actually saving their marriage.
John and Yoko had separated in the summer of 1973 after a period of marital strife, and subsequently Lennon began a relationship with his personal assistant May Pang – a collusion Pang says was entirely orchestrated by Yoko.
Yoko continued to stay in touch with her errant husband but it was not until they met backstage at an Elton John concert in November1974 that they became reconciled.
But the surprise element of the story is that Yoko reveals Paul McCartney stepped in and brought the couple back together.
That the two were not on good terms and a feud developed after Lennon left the Beatles is well known.
Yoko tells The Times: ‘I want the world to know that it was a very touching thing that he did for John.
‘He was genuinely concerned about his old partner. Even though John was not even asking for help – John, Paul, all of them were too proud to ask anything – he helped. John often said he didn’t understand why Paul did this for us, but he did.’
As Yoko recounts, Paul and Linda McCartney visited her in New York early in 1974, and they talked long into the night.
Paul asked Yoko what would make her take John back and she told him that if John courted her she would perhaps consider it.
Paul then visited John in Los Angeles where he was living with May Pang, and according to Yoko advised him on how to get Yoko back.
The fact that John immediately tried to court Yoko, and came back to New York, was hugely important she says.
He made several attempts to woo her, including taking her to a Man Ray exhibition and to see a film, after she watched him perform at the Elton John concert and realised it could all begin again.
Bottom line is Macca is a very good person, after 50 yrs in the spotlight , you never ever really heard anything bad about him.
Your’e the man Paul.
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