McCartney showed Corden local Merseyside landmarks, including the church where he was a choirboy and his old barbershop. But the best part for McCartney was returning to the home where he lived throughout his teenage years and, more importantly, where the Beatles got their start.
While in the house, McCartney showed Corden where he and John Lennon would rehearse and write, and recounted the moment they finished writing “She Loves You.” McCartney said that the two went into the next room to play the song for his father. “He listened to the whole song and said, ‘It’s very nice but, son, there’s enough of these Americanisms around. Couldn’t you sing she loves you yes, yes, yes?’ And we were, like, ‘No,'” McCartney recalled.
Sir Paul also showed Corden his favorite spot in the house: the bathroom, which he called the “acoustic chamber,” because “everything sounds better in the bath,” McCartney sang to Corden while recounting that he spent hours in the bath with his guitar.
To wrap up their visit, McCartney treated the very lucky homeowner to a private performance of “When I’m Sixty-Four” on her piano. And when Corden asked him how it made him feel to be back in the house, McCartney said, “It makes me realize how long the journey’s been to date, because we really lived here. I remember me and my mom and dad.” McCartney also said how living in the house inspired songs like “Penny Lane” and “A Day in the Life.” He concluded by saying, “That’s what makes me think, wow, the distance from here to where we went, and where we are now, it’s like phenomenal.”
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