For decades, several Beatles fans have blamed Paul McCartney for the band’s disbandment in 1970.
In an interview with BBC radio, to be broadcast on October 24, the bassist denies having caused the end of the legendary quartet. Sir Paul McCartney blames John Lennon instead, reports The Guardian.
“I didn’t cause the separation, it was Johnny,” says the 79-year-old artist. “One day he walked into the room and said he was leaving The Beatles. You could say he started the divorce, don’t you think? ”
According to Paul McCartney, John Lennon then had new interests: his wife Yoko Ono and the bed-ins, including that of Montreal. However, these new passions were incompatible with the pursuit of the quartet’s career.
“He wanted to go and lie in bed for a week in Amsterdam to claim peace and no one could argue with him,” says Paul McCartney.
“It was my group, my work and my life, so I would have liked to continue”, proclaims the septuagenarian.