fange wrote:trans-chigley express wrote:A journalist I used to play squash with many years ago suspects that Lennon wrote this song after he spent an evening with him and his mates out at a bar in Bermuda about 6 months before he died. He said the lyrics remind him of that night and the things they talked about (telling him he's crazy to not continue with the music etc.) and the bar had lots of spinning wheels on the walls or something like that. It's my favourite from the album.
That's the kind of personal anecdote i'd like to be able to tell!
It was a good story, obviously he elaborated quite a bit when he told me. He and his mates had spotted Lennon in the bar and asked him to join them for a beer but he refused at first and left the bar, then he returned a few minutes later and said ok but no Beatles talk. They spent a couple of hours having a laugh and chatting about all kinds of stuff, not just music.