[Exclusive] – Paul McCartney, the co-lead vocalist of the famous British band, “The Beatles,” that split in the 1970s, revealed that it was not him who instigated the breakup, but John Lennon. Check out the complete break-up story here.
After getting bashed by his fans for almost a century, McCartney now publicly stated that he was not the one who provoked the split.
In a recent interview, Paul McCartney spilled the beans to John Wilson, the BBC journalist, that, “John walked into the room one day and said, ‘I’m leaving the Beatles.’ And he said, ‘It’s quite thrilling. It’s rather like a divorce.’ And then we were left to pick up the pieces,”
The interview is to be broadcast on Monday, on the station’s Today show.
Wilson also highlighted the fact that, even though McCartney did not want to end his partnership with the brand and in fact, wanted to sue his band-mates for abandoning him, the blame for breaking the band “frustrated McCartney for half a century.”
McCartney further revealed that his bandmate, John Lennon took this decision as he wanted to join a social justice movement like “bagism” with his dear wife Yoko Ono, to spread awareness regarding not to judge one based on his/her appearance.
In 1969, the couple led a “beds-in” for harmony protest in Montreal and Amsterdam, where they stayed in beds of their hotel room in protest against the Vietnam War.
“The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko, and he wanted to go in a bag, and he wanted to lie in bed for a week in Amsterdam, for peace,” said McCartney. He further added, “You couldn’t argue with that.”
McCartney, who wanted the band “Beatles” to go for long, described the split as the “most difficult period of my life” and expressed with a heavy heart that if Lennon hadn’t broken the group, they would have gone so far.
He said, “The Beatles were breaking up, and this was my band, this was my job, this was my life,” and added that “I wanted it to continue, I thought we were doing some pretty good stuff — you know, ‘Abbey Road,’ ‘Let It Be,’ not bad.”
Next month McCartney is expected to release a compiled commentary on his songs which Paul Muldoon, an Irish poet, edited. The book will also involve songs that he composed for the Beatles.
He also said in an interview that, before starting the band, he and Lennon wrote a play consisted of four pages in the genre “Kitchen Sink”.
Stay tuned as the complete interview is yet to be broadcasted on Oct 23.