Paul McCartney: ‘John Lennon and I had the same premonition about The Beatles’ success’

Songwriting duo both had dream about digging up gold coins, he says

Paul McCartney has revealed that he and John Lennon both had the exact same dream about achieving worldwide success with The Beatles.

In an interview with The Big Issue, McCartney – who released his new studio album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’ last week (February 6) – said that both he and his songwriting partner experienced the same premonition about digging up gold coins in a garden.

The singer, who suggested that the dream was a metaphor for the fame they’d achieve with the Fab Four, said: “Life gives you minor premonitions. You don’t think of them as premonitions until the dream comes true and you think, ‘Hey, I wonder if that was a sign?’

“I remember when John and I were first hanging out together, I had a dream about digging in the garden with my hands. I’d dreamt that before but I’d never found anything other than an old tin can. But in this dream, I found a gold coin. I kept digging and I found another. And another.”

McCartney, who revealed that Lennon had told him he’d had the same dream, added:

So both of us had this dream of finding treasure. And I suppose you could say it came true.

Yesterday (February 10), it was reported that McCartney had signed a deal with the US television show Mad Men, giving them permission to use his songs. It was also rumoured that he could make a cameo in the programme.

‘Kisses On The Bottom’ is made up of songs McCartney listened to as a child as well as two new songs, ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’. It was recorded with producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band and also features appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.