There's been alot of speculation that John Lennon‘s wife, Yoko Ono, influenced the Beatles breakup, but Paul McCartney says that it’s not true and that the band was splitting regardless of Ono. McCartney shares his feelings on the subject in a new interview with Sir David Frost that will be broadcast on Al Jazeera next month to celebrate his 70th birthday.
McCartney says, “When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant-garde side, her view of things. She showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave. He was definitely going to go. She certainly didn’t break the group up — the group was breaking up.”
Paul credits Yoko with Lennon’s inspiring single ‘Imagine,’ adding, “I don’t think he would have done that without Yoko, so I don’t think you can blame her for anything.” As for the band’s split, McCartney says, “It wasn’t a bad thing … [We left] a neat body of work.”
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