Paul McCartney accuses John Lennon of being the one who broke up the group: "He came into the room one day and said 'I'm leaving the Beatles'"

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 Paul McCartney accuses John Lennon of being the one who broke up the group: "He came into the room one day and said 'I'm leaving the Beatles'"

For nearly 50 years, Paul McCartney was blamed for the group's breakup.
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Paul McCartney and John Lennon, in archive images.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon, in archive images.
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British musician Paul McCartney maintains that it was not he, as has been believed for decades, but John Lennon who "instigated" the breakup of The Beatles in 1970, in an interview broadcast Monday by the BBC .

"I didn't instigate the breakup. That was our Johnny. I'm not the person who instigated the breakup ," he revealed to journalist John Wilson, who interviewed him for the series This Cultural Life to air on BBC Radio 4 on October 23.


The public chain explains that, for almost 50 years, Paul McCartney was blamed for the separation of the group because in a statement when he released his first solo album in 1970 - "McCartney" - he maintained that "he could not glimpse" a return to collaboration with Lennon
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Unreleased John Lennon song recorded on cassette in 1970 up for auctio"Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said, 'I'm leaving the Beatles.' And he said, 'It's exciting, like a divorce.' And then we were left picking up the pieces , "says the 79-year-old musician, who also starred in a lawsuit in 1970 against his companions.

"The point was that John wanted to start a new life with Yoko and he wanted to... lie in bed for a week in Amsterdam for peace. It was not possible to object. It was the most difficult period of my life," he says.

"This was my band, my job, my life. I wanted it to continue, I thought we were doing some pretty good stuff - Abbey Road , Let it Be , it wasn't bad at all - and I thought we could go on," he says.

Asked by the journalist, McCartney believes that the Beatles "could" have continued had it not been for Lennon's decision to leave them.

The musician, who in November presents his book The Lyrics: 1956 to the present (The letters: 1956 to the present), explains that the confusion about the situation of the band increased because they had to pretend that they were still together for a few months while the new representative, Allen Klein -with whom McCartney did not agree-, closed some aspects of the business.

McCartney ended up suing his colleagues in the High Court of London to obtain a dissolution of the contractual relationship in order to prevent the music from remaining in the hands of Klein, indicates the BBC.

"I had to fight and the only way I could do it was to sue the other Beatles, because they were going with Klein ," the musician from Liverpool (north of England) tells the BBC, who assures that the rest of the band will he thanked "years later".