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Monday, October 29, 2012

Now He Tells Us

In a new hour-long interview with David Frost for the BBC, Paul McCartney disputes the popular perception (at one time promoted by him) that John Lennon's relatonship with Yoko Ono in the late-1960s broke up the Beatles. “She certainly didn’t break the group up,” McCartney said in remarks quoted by The Guardian. “The group was breaking up....

“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.”

4 comments:

Anonymous said...


Where has the media been? McCartney has been saying this same thing -- that Yoko was not to blame -- for years. But of course, when he tries to say something generous about Yoko, people have to find some reason to jump on HIM about that.

The only person who has taken more unfair abuse about the Beatles breakup than Yoko is Paul. And the wording of your post is a good example.

Why not praise him for defending her, and trying to put this to rest, as he has done before?

Anonymous said...

McCartney has been saying this same thing for years. Why hasn't the media paid attention? There are YouTube clips where he says this, there are many interviews in music magazines where he says the same thing: Yoko wasn't to blame.

I wonder why people always seem to need a villain in the Beatles story. Why do writers like you need to either portray Yoko or Paul as the big bad?

Couldn't you see this as a positive -- Paul defending Yoko? Just like a year ago, in the London Times when Yoko admitted that Paul had indeed helped get her and John back together after John's "long weekend."

If they've patched up the feuding to some degree, why can't you?


occuponymous said...

Hey, Greg. Will you please delete the misogynistic comment by "frankly". It's disgusting, and you need to get rid of it. Block the commenter as well, if you will. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Greg, delete the grossly misogynistic post by "Frankly". It's disgusting and beneath you. Use your powers for good, man.