John Lennon instigated the rupture of the Beatles, according to Paul McCartney: One day he said: 'I leave it', and we are picking up the pieces

The British musician Paul McCartney maintains that it was not, as he has been believed for decades, but John Lennon who "instigated" The Beatles' breakup in

John Lennon instigated the rupture of the Beatles, according to Paul McCartney: One day he said: 'I leave it', and we are picking up the pieces

The British musician Paul McCartney maintains that it was not, as he has been believed for decades, but John Lennon who "instigated" The Beatles' breakup in 1970, in an interview broadcast on Monday by the BBC.

"I did not get the break, that's our Johnny, I'm not the person who instigated the break," he revealed the journalist John Wilson, who interviewed him for the series This Cultural Life that will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on October 23.

The public chain explains that, for almost 50 years, Paul McCartney was blamed for the group's separation because in a statement when taking his first solo album in 1970 - "McCartney" - he said that "I could not glimpse" a return to collaborating With Lennon in the composition of letters.

"Oh no, no, no. John entered the room one day and said, 'I leave the Beatles'. And he said:" It's exciting, like a divorce'. And then we stayed picking up the pieces, "says the 79-year-old musician who also starred in a lawsuit against his companions.

"The question was that John wanted to start a new life with Yoko and wanted ... lie on a bed for a week in Amsterdam for peace, it was not possible to oppose. It was the most difficult period of my life," he says.

"This was my band, my work, my life, I wanted him to continue, I thought we were doing quite good things," Arabby Road, Let It Be, was not bad, "and I thought we could follow," he said.

Asked by the journalist, McCartney believes that the Beatles "could" have continued if they had not been for Lennon's decision to leave them.

The musician, who in November presents his book The Lyrics: 1956 to The Present (the lyrics: 1956 to the present), explains that the confusion about the situation of the band increased because they had to pretend that they followed for a few months while the new Representative, Allen Klein -with who McCartney did not agree - closed some aspects of the business.

McCartney ended up demanding his teammates before the High Court of London to achieve a dissolution of the contractual relationship in order to prevent music from being in the hands of Klein, indicates the BBC.

"I had to fight and the only way I could do it was to sue the other Beatles, because they went with Klein," says Liverpool musician, who says that the rest of the band appreciated it "years later" .

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 12:18

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