Finally, those rumors can be put to rest – Yoko Ono did not break up The Beatles, and that’s coming directly from Sir Paul McCartney himself.
For years, some Beatles fans have put the blame for the breakup of the group on Yoko Ono, but in a recent interview with David Frost, McCartney explains the demise of the group was already in progress.
“She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up,” McCartney said, according to The Gaurdian. “I don’t think you can blame her for anything.”
He added that “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.”
McCartney also says that if John Lennon hadn’t left the group to pursue other projects with Ono, he may never have written his timeless hit “Imagine.”
“I don’t think he would have done that without Yoko,” McCartney said.
Listen to more on Paul McCartney’s interview in the full Entertainment Report below!