Paul McCartney spoke openly about the breakup of the Beatles and publicly named the main culprit for their end

In a major interview with BBC Radio 4, Paul McCartney said he wanted to continue performing with the Beatles after the band's breakup in 1970 instigated by John Lennon

Paul McCartney spoke openly about the breakup of the Beatles and publicly named the main culprit for their end

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Speculations about what or who caused the breakup of the world’s most famous pop group ranged from artistic disagreements among the band members, legal disputes all the way to John Lennon’s marriage to artist Yoko Ono.

The 79-year-old Paul McCartney spoke candidly about this today in the upcoming episode of BBC Radio 4's 'This Cultural Life', calling the break-up of the Beatles the most difficult period in his life.

"I didn't instigate the split. That was our Johnny. The Beatles were my band, my job, and my life and of course, I wanted it to continue," said Paul.

When asked about his decision to build a solo career after the Beatles split, McCartney offered his explanation of what actually happened.

"John ​​just walked in one day and said he was leaving the Beatles saying it was pretty exciting and like a divorce. After his move, we were forced to pick up the broken pieces he left behind," said McCartney, adding that the Beatles would definitely still exist if Lennon had not sealed the fate of the band with his sudden departure.

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McCartney claims that, after Lennon’s decision, their new manager Allen Klein advised them to keep the news of the band’s breakup to themselves as he tried to repair the damage with Lennon’s departure.

"For a few months, we had to pretend the Beatles still existed in public. That period was quite strange because we knew that the Beatles had come to an end, but we couldn't just leave," McCartney recalled.

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By: Helen B.