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Now Sir Paul wants his name listed first (McCartney/Lennon rather than Lennon/McCartney) for songs he wrote alone or principally. Anyone who has ever listened carefully knows who wrote which songs. Those facts have been thoroughly documented.
This fight is not about money. At this point, all the money goes to Michael Jackson, who bought the publishing rights to the Beatles’ catalogue from McCartney years ago.
All that is left to fight over is vanity.
Any decent Beatles fan knows within seconds whether a song is John’s or Paul’s (or George’s or Ringo’s).
We all know that “Lennon/McCartney” means written by both or either. And we don’t care which name comes first.
I agree with Yoko here. Let sleeping dogs lie. UPDATE: Here’s another story.