The Who guitarist Pete Townshend praised Paul McCartney in a very rare Rolling Stone 70’s interview that just resurfaced, and revealed an embarrassing fanboy moment he had. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Daughters ‘Leather’ Photos Were Revealed.
“Paul McCartney worries. He wants a genuine conversation, a genuine relationship, starting off from square one.”
Townshend continued: “One of them is f*****g Paul McCartney, a Beatle, the other one is me, a huge monumental Beatle fan who still gets a kick out of sitting and talking to Paul McCartney.
“And he’s starting to tell me that he digs me and that we’re on an even-par so that we can begin the conversation which completely makes me even a bigger fan.”
Townshend told Uncut he motivated McCartney to record an album, “I was working on my first solo album, Who Came First. Paul and Linda [McCartney] were in the studio doing something as well and they came up to have a listen.”
“Paul said to me: ‘How did you do this?’ I told him that I’d recorded it at home, where I had a little mixing desk and an eight-track tape machine.
“He went: ‘F**k! You did it yourself?’ I said: ‘Yeah, you should try it.’”
He later added, “[Paul] called up one day, really energised: ‘The guys from Abbey Road have delivered an eight-track machine to my house in St. John’s Wood and I’ve started.’”