Between 1962 and 1970, The Beatles revolutionized music, and much more! The famous British group enjoyed intense glory before separating, leaving fans in awe … Interviewed by the BBC, Paul McCartney returned to the reasons for their dissolution.
Almost fifty years later, the question still remains the same … But who really decided to put an end to Beatles ? In a new interview with the BBC Radio 4 aired on October 23, an extract of which was relayed by The Guardian, Paul McCartney put an end to rumors accusing him of being the responsible for the separation of the group in 1969. According to the words of the former bassist, it was John Lennon who would have slammed the door first. “John came over one fine day and said he was quitting The Beatles. If that doesn’t cause a split, is that?”, said the 79-year-old singer-songwriter.
After years of worldwide success, a phenomenon renamed “Beatlemania”, the leader of the Beatles preferred to stop everything to devote himself to his private life. “John was rebuilding his life with Yoko Ono. He had always wanted to break away from society because, you know, he had been raised by his aunt Mimi, who was quite repressive, so he was always trying to break away “, continued the musician.
Paul McCartney didn’t want the group to split up
While he was the first to publicly announce the dissolution of The Beatles, Paul McCartney revealed that he would have liked the adventure alongside Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon to last a few more years. “It was my band, it was my job, it was my life. I wanted this to continue“. he declared at the microphone of the BBC.
When their new manager Allen Klein arrived in 1967, relations between the artists gradually strained until they reached the point of no return … The four members of the group then put on a good figure to avoid ruining Klein’s trade agreements. “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. ” a conclu McCartney.
The whole world knows the rest: all began a solo career, before John Lennon either murdered December 8, 1980 at the age of 40 … George Harrison is meanwhile died in 2001 from cancer at 58 years old.