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Paul McCartney And Bono Pay Tribute To Steve Jobs

by Paul Cashmere on October 8, 2011

in News

Paul McCartney and Bono have issued statements to say how they felt after hearing of the death of Apple chief Steve Jobs.

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Steve Jobs, Apple

Paul McCartney, founder of Apple Records, has released a statement about the death of his friend Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers.

McCartney said, “Steve was a great creative artist. He was also a loving husband and father and I feel privileged to have known him. I enjoyed his quick sense of humour and his love of music. He came to quite a few of our concerts and it was always a pleasure to see him bopping on the sidelines. I once said to him that he must be extremely proud of what he had done. He agreed but said he was even prouder of what he had not done. A great man who will be missed by me and many others.” Paul.

Paul McCartney and Steve Jobs had an interesting relationship that started in legal battles and ended in friendship. After Apple launched the first iPod, The Beatles Apple Corps Ltd sued the company for associating with music. Apple Corps had a worldwide patent on the use of the world “Apple” with music.

After years in court and after making a lot of lawyers rich a compromise was reached that not only solved the iPod issue of Apple but also signed The Beatles for the iTunes store.

Bono said how Steve changed music. In his statement he wrote, ‘What made Steve Jobs truly great is that he was only interested in doing truly great things. He was bored by an easy ride or easy profit. In a world littered with dull objects, he brought the beauty of clean lines and clear thought. This rhyme of intellect and intuition could be applied to a wide range of subjects from the US education system, to sculpture, to the fight against HIV/AIDS where his support of (RED) literally transformed the lives of two million people in Africa.

He changed music. He changed film. He changed the personal computer and turned telephony on its head while he was at it. He was tenacious in the extreme, his toughness never more evident than these past few years in his fight for his life as well as his companies’.

Steve told me as proud as he was of Apple and Pixar, his real pride was his family. He was a thoughtful and tender father, and loved nothing more than hanging out in the house with his belle Laurene and the kids.

I already miss him…one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century. We will all miss the hardware software Elvis.”

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