/ 12 October 2021

McCartney gets back…

Image source: Apple Corps Ltd
Image source: Apple Corps Ltd

Who broke up the Beatles? More than 50 years later, Paul McCartney has finally voiced his answer: it was John Lennon. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, the icon said it was the “most difficult period of my life”. “This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue.” But it wasn’t to be with Lennon making a new life with Yoko Ono. And “John had always wanted to sort of break loose from society because, you know, he was brought up by his Aunt Mimi, who was quite repressive, so he was always looking to break loose.” For years, McCartney has carried the blame for the split because he was the first to confirm it. Considered the most influential band in popular music history (fight us…), the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership was responsible for more than 180 songs. Legendary director Peter Jackson’s doco on the band’s dying days is due out late next month.

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