The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel are very different bands; however, John Lennon said Paul McCartney one of The Beatles’ albums to be like a Simon & Garfunkel album. Interestingly, John revealed the Fab Four had a challenging time making the album. Here’s how the public reacted to the record.
The book Lennon Remembers contains a long interview with John. In the book, Rolling Stone co-founder Jann S. Wenner asked John questions about every era of The Beatles career. He especially focused on their later years together.
At one point, Wenner asked John how long The Beatles took to create their album Let It Be. “God knows how long,” John revealed. “Paul [McCartney] had this idea that we were going to rehearse or… see it all was more like Simon & Garfunkel [laugh], like looking for perfection all the time. And so he has these ideas that we’ll rehearse and then make the album. And of course, we’re lazy f—ers and we’ve been playing for twenty years, for f—’s sake, we’re grown men, we’re not going to sit around rehearsing. I’m not, anyway. And we couldn’t get into it.”