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Macca and Lennon planned for a Beatles reunion

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New York, (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon had come very close to reuniting The Beatles, according to a new book. In his new book "Paul McCartney: A Life," Peter Ames Carlin says that Macca missed making music with Lennon so much that he made a surprise midnight visit in the spring of 1974 to the Burbank studio where his former band mate was recording, the New York Daily News reports.

The 'Imagine' singer was apparently high on cocaine and said while tuning his guitar, "Someone give me an E, or a snort." The former band members then got Stevie Wonder to play electric piano and jammed till early morning. Lennon followed up McCartney's initiative by inviting him and his wife Linda to join him and then-girlfriend May Pang at his rented Malibu pad to talk about a reunion.

Pang told the author that she heard Lennon talk about getting "the guys back together" for a fall concert. However, the reunion plans died down once McCartney told Lennon that he'd recently met with John's then-estranged wife, Yoko Ono, and that she wanted to see him. When Yoko came back into the picture, the concert was off. The book is expected to be out by November. Meanwhile, Sir Paul McCartney is set start his three-night stand at Citi Field in New York.

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