Paul McCartney has once again has said that it was John Lennon's choice to break up The Beatles.
McCartney has made that claim in many interviews over the years, including an interview for an upcoming BBC radio 4 special that will air on October 23rd.‘The Guardian’ ran a preview of the interview, and McCartney stated, "I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny. John walked into a room one day and said, 'I am leaving The Beatles.' Is that instigating the split, or not?”
He also said, "This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue." McCartney said that they were told to keep quiet about it by their manager Allen Klein until a new wave of business deals was concluded. “So for a few months we had to pretend. It was weird because we all knew it was the end of The Beatles but we couldn’t just walk away.”
McCartney is actually the one who announced the break up in a press release when he released his solo debut back in April of 1970.McCartney has said he was “fed up of hiding it."
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