LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Paul McCartney has mentioned he needed to proceed performing with the Beatles when the band famously cut up in 1970 and that John Lennon instigated the breakup.
Hypothesis about what brought about the demise of the world’s most well-known pop group has ranged from creative variations and authorized disputes, to Lennon’s marriage to artist Yoko Ono.
In a forthcoming episode of BBC Radio 4’s “This Cultural Life”, McCartney, 79, discusses what he referred to as probably the most tough interval of his life.
“I did not instigate the cut up. That was our Johnny,” he mentioned. “This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I needed it to proceed.”
When the singer-songwriter was requested about his resolution to strike out on his personal, McCartney advised the interviewer to “cease proper there” earlier than setting out his rationalization of what occurred.
“Oh no, no, no, John walked right into a room in the future and mentioned I’m leaving the Beatles,” McCartney mentioned. “And he mentioned, ‘It is fairly thrilling, it is slightly like a divorce’. After which we have been left to select up the items.”
McCartney mentioned the band would have continued if Lennon had not walked away.
“I assumed we have been performing some fairly good things – Abbey Highway, Let It Be, not unhealthy,” he mentioned.
McCartney claims after Lennon introduced he needed to go away, the remaining members of the group have been suggested by their new supervisor, Allen Klein, to maintain their impending disbandment a secret whereas he tied up some free ends.
“So for a couple of months we needed to faux,” McCartney mentioned. “It was bizarre as a result of all of us knew it was the tip of the Beatles however we could not simply stroll away.”
McCartney’s full interview with the BBC can be broadcast on Oct. 23.
Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, modifying by Ed Osmond