” I didnt prompt the split,” McCartney stated. “That was our Johnny.”
The bands fans have long debated who was responsible for the break up, with numerous blaming McCartney. However McCartney said Lennons desire to “break lose ″ was the main motorist behind the split.
The Beatles, from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. They are seen displaying the Member of The Order of The British Empire medals provided to them by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 1965.
Confusion about the separation was allowed to fester because their supervisor asked the band members to keep quiet till he concluded a variety of company deals, McCartney said.
The interview comes ahead Peter Jacksons six-hour documentary chronicling the last months of the band. “The Beatles: Get Back,” set for release in November on Disney+, is specific to review the break up of the famous band. McCartneys comments were first reported by The Observer.
When asked by interviewer John Wilson about the choice to set out on his own, McCartney retorted: “Stop right there. I am not the person who prompted the split. Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said, I am leaving The Beatles. Is that prompting the split, or not?”
McCartney expressed sadness over the breakup, stating the group was still making “quite great stuff.”
“This was my band, this was my job, this was my life. I wanted it to continue,” McCartney said.
LONDON (AP)– Paul McCartney has revisited the break up of The Beatles, flatly disputing the idea that he was responsible for the groups death.
Speaking on an episode of BBC Radio 4s “This Cultural Life” that is set up to air on Oct. 23, McCartney stated it was John Lennon who desired to disband The Beatles.
“The Beatles: Get Back,” set for release in November on Disney+, is particular to review the separation of the legendary band. McCartneys remarks were initially reported by The Observer.
When asked by recruiter John Wilson about the choice to strike out on his own, McCartney answered back: “Stop right there.