I thought Jackie was responsible for breaking up The Beatles.
Yoko Ono is considered by many to be the source of the Beatles breakup. But John Lennonís wife is pointing her finger at someone else: Paul McCartney.
In a newly released interview, Yoko Ono blames Paul for the Beatles ďdivorce,Ē saying that the Beatles were becoming Paulís band and that the other members didnít like that.
According to Ono, Ringo Starr and George Harrison both wanted out of the Beatles before Lennon did. Paul tried to keep the band together but the other band members were too independent and didnít want to be a part of ďPaulís band.Ē
In a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone, Ono said:
ďThe Beatles were getting very independent. Each one of them [was] getting independent. John, in fact, was not the first who wanted to leave the Beatles. [We saw] Ringo [Starr] one night with Maureen [Starkey Tigrett], and he came to John and me and said he wanted to leave. George [Harrison] was next, and then John. Paul [McCartney] was the only one trying to hold the Beatles together. But the other three thought Paul would hold the Beatles together as his band. They were getting to be like Paulís band, which they didnít like.ĒMcCartney may not agree that he was trying to turn the Beatles into his band but the rocker would agree that Yoko Ono was not responsible for the Beatleís breakup. McCartney said in a recent interview:
ď(Yoko) certainly didnít break the group up, the group was breaking up.ĒThe Yoko Ono interview, as well as interviews with Harrison, McCartney, David Bowie, Mike Jagger and several other music legends were recently released by the Library of Congress.
Are you surprised that Yoko Ono blames Paul McCartney for breaking up the Beatles?