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Paul McCartney Says He’s Not a ‘Risk-Taker,’ But John Lennon Made Up for it

Paul McCartney and John Lennon made up one of the most successful songwriting partnerships ever. While their music broke records for The Beatles, they didn’t push too many boundaries in terms of edgy or political material. McCartney said he wasn’t comfortable taking risks, but Lennon did not fear going out of his comfort zone. 

Paul McCartney was careful with many of his career decisions

Paul McCartney and John Lennon | GAB Archive/Redferns

After The Beatles disbanded, McCartney knew he had to take his music career in a new direction. However, this required taking a risk with a new band. In an interview with his website, the “Let it Be” singer said he didn’t consider himself a “risk-taker”, but he had to take a risk when he formed Wings. 



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