The legend behind the Beatles’ breakup has always said that Paul McCartney wanted the split, but that isn’t the case. He revealed what really happened in a new groundbreaking interview.

Sir Paul recently spoke to the Guardian where he revealed that it was actually John Lennon who wanted to end the Fab 4’s time as a band. This is not how history always wrote the band’s end.

When the subject was breached during his time with the Guardian, Paul McCartney stopped the interviewer in the middle of his sentence to lay a truth bomb on him.

“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 then explained that Lennon described his decision to leave the Beatles as “quite thrilling” and “rather like a divorce”. The other members of the band were then “left to pick up the pieces.”

McCartney made a public announcement in 1970 that he was leaving the band, and the was the first member to do so. That doesn’t mean the whole thing was his idea. In fact, it was apparently John Lennon who wanted to end the greatest rock n roll band of all time while they were still in the middle of a creative renaissance.

Sadly, John Lennon is not around to tell his side of the story. That is a tragedy that changed the future of music forever as well.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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