MACCA-News: McCartney tells Ono there is still time to mend `Yesterday' rift - Oct. 11, 2001    @MACCA-Central.com           
McCartney tells Ono there is still time to mend `Yesterday' rift         #525
Oct 11, 2001  source The Associated Press          
LONDON (AP) - Paul McCartney has urged Yoko Ono that ``there's still time'' to mend a rift between the two over the Beatles song ``Yesterday,'' according to a magazine interview released Thursday.

McCartney revealed earlier this year that he and John Lennon's widow had argued over the writing credit to the song during the making of the Beatles ``Anthology'' album.

``Yesterday,'' like most of the Beatles songs, was officially credited to McCartney and John Lennon.

But McCartney maintains that none of the other Beatles had anything to do with the song. He said in May that he asked Ono to put his name first on the credit, but she refused.

``It actually is one of the reasons that we're not the greatest of friends,'' McCartney told Reader's Digest in an interview, excerpts of which were released Thursday.

``But if you're reading this, Yoko, there's still time,'' he added.

McCartney, 59, also spoke of his fiancee Heather Mills and his upcoming album, ``Driving Rain.''

Asked if he and Mills planned to have children, he replied: ``I don't know. ... I really don't know. So that in itself is a bit of an admission.''

McCartney has a son and two daughters from his marriage with Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998.

McCartney also hinted that the new album will be a departure from his past work. ``People have said it's not quite what they'd expect from me, which is nice to hear,'' he told the magazine.

The former Beatle's next single, ``From a Lover to a Friend,'' is to be released on Oct. 29. He has said that proceeds from the song will be used to help the families of New York firefighters killed and missing in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

On Oct. 20, McCartney will take part in ``The Concert for New York,'' a four-hour extravaganza at Madison Square Garden also featuring Mick Jagger, Macy Gray, Eric Clapton and The Who, to aid victims of the attacks.




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