Ever since The Beatles split almost everyone has blamed Yoko Ono for breaking them up. Well it has been over 50 years since they called it a day and Paul McCartney is finally talking about it. According to The Guardian
during an interview with David Frost that will air next month on The BBC he said, “She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up.” He then added this when talking about John Lennon’s inspirational song Imagine, “I don’t think he would have done that without Yoko, so I don’t think you can blame her for anything. When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave [one way or another].”
Anyone else wonder what took him so long? And why hasn’t Ringo Starr ever said anything and why didn’t George Harrison? I mean that rumor has existed for most of our lifetime’s and not one member of the band refuted it until now. Or at least I don’t ever remember any of them contradicting rumor, do you? Maybe because it is all I have ever known, I am still going to blame her as the why reason why they broke up, even though I am sure what Macca said is the case.
So now back to the man that was once rumored to be dead, what is on his horizon? He told Frost, “I’d like to retire soon, and the way things are going I might be able to.” The world won’t be as musical when that happens.