During an interview with BBC 4, Paul McCartney blamed the late John Lennon for the band’s infamous breakup in April 1970
There is probably no other greater rock band than The Beatles and when the members of the iconic group namely John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison went in different directions post the split in 1970, it left the fans devastated. Speaking on the split, McCartney’s new claim led to chaos on the Internet as he claimed that it was Lennon who first initiated the split and not him.
In one of the excerpts from his interview with BBC 4 Radio that is scheduled to air on October 23, the former Beatles member blamed the late singer-songwriter for the band’s infamous breakup in April 1970. “I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny,” as reported by the New York Post. The loyal fans of The Beatles have long debated who was responsible for the breakup as many believe it was always McCartney. The rock veteran, however, maintained his innocence claiming that he got impatient hiding about the split as their new manager at the time Allen Klein had asked all of them to keep mum about it.
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Who was responsible for The Beatles split?
McCartney, who has been long been blamed for the split, cleared the air on the matter with the interviewer John Wilson and added that it was the “most difficult period” of his life. Shedding light on the split, the 79-year-old crooner said, “Stop right there. I am not the person who instigated the split. Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said I am leaving the Beatles. Is that instigating the split, or not?” He added, “This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue.” The singer said that Lennon called the decision to leave “quite thrilling” and “rather like a divorce”, as reported by the New York Post.
The Grammy-award-winning legend further revealed that Harrison and Starr were left to pick up the pieces. He also spilled the beans on how they were instructed to stay silent on their breakup. “So for a few months, we had to pretend. It was weird, because we all knew it was the end of the Beatles. But we couldn’t just walk away.” However, McCartney confessed that he got impatient. Brinkwire Brief News.