Paul McCartney reveals he has reformed The Beatles in his dreams: 'The other morning I was with George'

McCartney 'often' dreams of his former band mates

Clémence Michallon
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Wednesday 26 December 2018 17:00
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Paul McCartney joined on stage by Ringo Starr

Have you ever dreamt of a Beatles reunion? You're not the only one.

Paul McCartney has revealed that he has, in fact, reformed the iconic group in the past – in his dreams.

The 76-year-old musician told BBC Radio Scotland he "often" dreams of his former band mates John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

McCartney's interview with Billy Sloan is scheduled to air on 29 December during an almost three-hour segment, but Sloan gave The Sunday Post a snippet of their conversation.

Sloan asked Harrison whether a Beatles reunion would have been in the works if Lennon and Harrison were still alive.

McCartney said it would have been "great to get The Beatles back together again", adding: "But we can’t, so sadly, that’s not going to happen."

He added a reunion would be "beautiful" if it were to occur "by some strange fluke".

McCartney then explained that he still has dreams involving Lennon and Harrison, and thus still gets to revisit his Beatles life in his sleep.

“As a musician, you often have dreams about being in the studio or on stage so I’m often with the guys," he said.

“Just the other morning I woke up and I was with George. And that was very nice. That’s how I run into John and George these days.

“So The Beatles have reformed. In my head.”

The Beatles meet for the first time after their holidays on 5 October, 1963 at the Star Steak House in Shaftsbury Avenue, London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Lennon died on 8 December, 1980 in Manhattan, after being shot by Mark David Chapman.

Harrison died in November 2001 after receiving treatment for lung cancer.

Earlier this month, McCartney and Starr stunned fans by reuniting onstage.

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McCartney was singing at London's O2 Arena when he invited Starr to perform The Beatles' "Get Back" along with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

"I don't know about you, but it was incredible for me," Starr said of the moment.

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