Paul McCartney,
the co-lead singer of The Beatles, said that it was John Lennon who was responsible
for the breakup of the iconic rock band. Speaking at an episode of BBC Radio 4’s
“This Cultural Life” that is scheduled to air on October 23, McCartney said
that it was John Lennon who wanted to disband The Beatles. “I didn’t instigate
the split. That was our Johnny,” McCartney said.

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The breakup of The
Beatles was the most analysed divorce in the history of rock. When the group
split more than 50 years ago, it was Paul McCartney who shouldered most of the
blame. Fans of the band have debated who was responsible for the breakup. In
the interview, McCartney said it was Lennon’s desire to break lose was the main
driver behind the split.

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McCartney said
that confusion about the band’s breakup because their manager asked the band
members to keep quiet until he concluded a number of business deals. The report
on Paul McCartney’s comments surfaced only one day after the singer honoured
John Lennon on his 81st birth anniversary.

On the occasion,
McCartney shared a throwback picture of John Lennon and him playing the guitar
in the style of a violin. Yoko Ono too shared a picture of Lennon and his son

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“The Beatles: Get
Back”, a six-hour-long documentary chronicling the final months of The Beatles
is set for release in November. McCartney’s comments were first reported by The

Paul McCartney’s
comment about the band’s split came when interviewer John Wilson spoke about
his decision to strike out on his own. “Stop right there. I am not the person
who instigated the split. Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and
said, ‘I am leaving The Beatles.’ Is that instigating the split, or not?”
McCartney retorted.

McCartney expressed
sadness over the breakup, saying the group was still making “pretty good stuff”.
“This was my band, this was my job, this was my life. So, I wanted it to
continue,” McCartney said.