Paul McCartney tells fans to Let It Be over Yoko Ono anger
Sir Paul McCartney is adamant John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono was not the reason The Beatles split.
The Hey Jude hitmakers called time on their career in 1970, seven years after their meteoric rise to global fame, and Yoko Ono is often held to blame for breaking up the foursome.
Fans have directed decades of anger towards Lennon's widow but McCartney has now come to her defence, insisting Ono was a major influence on his former bandmate's songwriting.
In an interview to mark 50 years since the band released its first single Love Me Do, McCartney tells TV channel Al Jazeera English, "She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up... I don't think you can blame her for anything.
"When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant-garde side, her view of things, so she showed (Lennon) another way to be, which was very attractive to him... So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave (one way or another)."
what do you think?
If this is the case why let people think it for 40 years before saying anything?
Richard Ian Bird
Who writes these headlines? surly they could have come up with a better pun than that? that must have taken all but 30 seconds!
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The Fans are are all grown old It no longer matters
He's still a bit miffed after the Olympics......80 thousand people singing Hey Jude....and he was the only one out of tune!!
Who cares about the Beatles or why they split. Yesterday's news.