Music has healing powers: Paul McCartney

Jun 29, 2012, 09:06 IST | PTI

Beatles legend Paul McCartney believes in the healing power of music and says an Elvis Presley song once cured his headache

The 70-year-old singer said songs have a powerful effect, reported Contactmusic. "The healing power of music is serious. I remember I had a mate called Ian James, just my little teenage mate, school mate, and we used to go down the fairs together and things.

Paul McCartney. Pic/AFP

"I remember one day I went back to his house and I had a headache, steaming headache, and I thought 'Oh God', but we put on 'All Shook Up' by Elvis. By the time that record had ended I didn't have a headache," he said.

The 'Get Back' hitmaker also said his late bandmate John Lennon's vanity used to cause some amusing mishaps. "He wore horn-rimmed glasses, but any time there was any girls around he'd whip them off, and then he couldn't see a bloody thing, you know, he'd be as blind as a bat.

"One day we were writing together, John and I, it was around Christmas, and he used to come down to me, we'd write in the evening and he'd walk back up to his house, which was like a mile away or something, and he's walking back one night." "...and I saw him the next day, he said, 'Do you know, those people on that corner of Booker Avenue, they're mad!'

He said, 'What time was it when I left you last night?' I said, 'I don't know, about 11.30 or something'. He said, 'Yeah, well I went passed their house and they were out, still playing cards in front of their house'. I said, 'I can't believe it'. "So I go by there later and it's a nativity scene. You know, Mary and Joseph bent over the baby Jesus. I said 'Get your glasses on, man!''

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