Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Rock Report: McCartney Says Yoko Didn’t Break Up The Beatles

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

In Paul McCartney’s career-spanning interview with David Frost, he maintains that Yoko Ono is not the reason for the Beatles’ break up. The recent hour-long interview will air on the TV channel Al Jazeera English beginning November 9th. The Observer posted some notable quotes from the interview, including McCartney taking Yoko’s part, saying, “She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up.”

McCartney, who at various points over the decades has been vehemently at odds with John Lennon’s widow, now credits her for helping realize some of Lennon’s best solo work — including “Imagine,” saying, “I don’t think he would have done that without Yoko, so 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 him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave.

The end of the group came in late 1970 when McCartney sued the other Beatles to dissolve their partnership — which ultimately saved the group their fortune. McCartney admits that Lennon quitting the Beatles in September 1969 left him devastated on multiple fronts.

Among other topics, McCartney will talk about losing his mother when he was a teenager, losing his wife Linda, and says “I’d like to retire soon.”

Best of B102.7

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B102.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B102.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.