On the Record: Dec. 30, 1985

Paul McCartney, 43, responding to his recently released 1981 comment that the late John Lennon was a "maneuvering swine": "I loved John. I'm not looking for anyone to say 'You're the one who did this or that.' It's that I love the truth."

Pierre Cardin, 63, French designer, on an agreement to sell his clothes in the Soviet Union: "The Russian people now have a wonderful image. That is Madame Gorbachev, a ravishing woman who is the image of the trade I represent."


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