Yoko Ono, the woman who is notoriously blamed for the breakup of The Beatles, is adamant that she did NOT cause the band's fallout…
But Paul McCartney's selfishness did?!
In a recently unearthed 1987 interview, Mz. Ono shares:
"The Beatles were getting very independent. Each one of them [was] getting independent. John, in fact, was not the first who wanted to leave the Beatles. [We saw] Ringo [Starr] one night with Maureen [Starkey Tigrett], and he came to John and me and said he wanted to leave. George [Harrison] was next, and then John. Paul [McCartney] was the only one trying to hold the Beatles together. But the other three thought Paul would hold the Beatles together as his band. They were getting to be like Paul's band, which they didn't like."
OK, so Yoko isn't exactly saying it was Paul's fault, she seems to insinuate that his tight grip on the band was just one out of a myriad of reasons for the split.
Apparently, the band's end also caused issues in Yoko's relationship with John Lennon, as he apparently expected her to fill the whole that was left gaping after the breakup!
We can't even imagine what it must be like to realize that the band with whom you've experienced such success with — a four-way relationship you've had for SO long — is tearing at the seams.
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