He spoke admiringly of Paul’s masterpieces, including “Hey Jude” and “Yesterday” (a track that drove John Lennon nuts in later years). But John wasn’t really making news when he called those songs classics.
Did John Lennon ever compliment Paul McCartney?
The track was, of course, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’. Sharyn Alfonsi asked Macca whether the Beatles legends had ever complimented each others’ songwriting face to face, McCartney said, “Once. Once John Lennon gave me a compliment. It was only once the whole time.