John Lennon's icy letter to Paul and Linda McCartney: 'Get off your high horse!'

lennon-mccartney-gi.jpgThat John Lennon could write a mean song. And, apparently, a mean letter. This one, found courtesy the fabulous Letters of Note site, takes Paul and now-deceased wife Linda to task for what he -- Lennon -- sees as McCartney's over-inflated ego and a difference of opinion about press appearances.

Read the full text at the link, but some choice highlights:

"Dear Linda and Paul, I was reading your letter and wondering what middle aged cranky Beatle fan wrote it."

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"I hope you realize what sh** you and the rest of my 'kind and unselfish' friends laid on Yoko and me, since we've been together. It might have sometimes been a bit more subtle or should I say 'middle class' -- but not often. We both 'rose above it' quite a few times -- & forgave you two -- so it's the least you can do for us -- you noble people. Linda -- if you don't care what I say - shut up! -- let Paul write -- or whatever."


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"Do you really think most of today's art came about because of the Beatles? -- I don't believe you're that insane -- Paul -- do you believe that? When you stop believing it you might wake up! Didn't we always say we were part of the movement - not all of it?"

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"I know the Beatles are 'quite nice people' -- I'm one of them -- they're also just as big bastards as anyone else -- so get off your high horse!"

Well, he told them. If only John had Twitter.
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