Skip to comments.Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up The Beatles
Posted on 11/11/2012 7:30:05 PM PST by Olog-hai
Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that it wasnt that bad a thing for John Lennon to leave the Beatles and said that Yoko Ono did not break up group.
In an interview with Sir David Frost for Al Jazeera, Sir Paul, 70, said the departure of John Lennon from the band in 1969 was expected by the whole group.
Sir Paul also absolved Yoko Ono, Mr. Lennons then-wife of responsibility for the group breaking up. She certainly didnt break the group up, he said. The group was breaking up and I think she attracted John so much to another way of life that he then went on to, very successfully, add a sort of second part to his career, writing things like Imagine and Give Peace a Chance. I dont think he would have done that without Yoko.
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Ooookay. I guess time does change all stories.
I can sleep better now that I know this.
David frost writes for Al Jazera? Is that a joke?
A great band, and I still love their music, but frankly, I would like it if I never hear another detail about their lives ever again or see McCartney or Starr again.
....and drugs weren’t a problem either.
^ Ballad. My error.
I was a huge Beatles fan but I never enjoyed their solo music.
Imagine is the freaking communist manifesto as a lullaby. It is the music they play as they march you to the ovens. It is not a “peace” song.
Since this is not the real Paul McCartney, you can’t believe a word he says. lol /sarc goo-goo-ca-choo
Well here’s another clue for you all, the Walrus was Paul.
You are absolutely correct. It is a hideous song. I’m a boomer, but I never liked the B.
I see an updated version of that, "Give Papa John's Pizza a Chance"
This from one of the richest guys on the planet.
“..he blew his mind out in a car...he hadn’t noticed that the light had changed...”
Yeah, those were fun days...running the album backwards to pick up clues from the “White Album”.
The late BEATLE’s teenage sweetheart, who became his secret wife for six years at the height of Beatlesmania in the 1960s, had returned home early from a holiday in Greece when she encountered her husband and Ono, dressed in bath towels, in her conservatory.
She recalls, “I was so devastated... I felt as though I didn’t even exist in this situation because they were so tightly knit. It was so obvious that they’d been up all night.
“I said the most stupid thing that I’ve ever said and I’ve regretted it ever since.
“I’d come back from holiday; I’d come from Greece to Rome and planned dinner in London - I thought that was a great idea. I came back with friends, got in, saw what was going on and I said, ‘Do you fancy going out? We’ve had breakfast in Greece and lunch in Rome, do you fancy coming out for dinner in London?’
“Yoko didn’t look at me and John said, ‘No thanks.’”
Cynthia was too sweet to deserve this. She also was the mother of his child. Did he care? No.
Seems no one remembers this of the ‘great’ John Lennon. I love his music, but from the guy who said ‘give peace a chance’ give me a break.
Paul's dead. This guy's an actor just doing his job.
He’s a pretty good impersonator. I’ll grant you that ;-)
He meant, piece.
My wife was a big Beatles fan in her youth, and when they released the “cleaned-up” and remastered albums, she had to have them.
THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE.
Out of a mono, six inch oval speaker in the middle of the dashboard, the Beatles sounded great. Out of a quality CD player through a quality stereo and good speakers - Yikes!
The first three albums (when they just went into the studio and recorded) are really awful. McCartney walks all over the bass line. Whoever is playing drums (reportedly not Ringo) hits a snare drum in an infantile beat. The singing is off key, and the guitars are almost never on the same page.
After the first three albums, George Martin took over and used multi-track recording to really improve things.]
Boy, after growing up listening to that music on a car radio - what a depressing revelation.
Now Macca wants to give credit for the dastardly deed to his dead ex out of tune backup singer Linda. Sheesh!
And Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was not about lysergic acid diethylamide, so incredibly high.
Paul McCartney & WINGS - Live And Let Die
Shortened, that would make a great tagline.
What the heck is that? - he played left handed
Ya think that since the peg leg left him and took his cash, Paulie’s got the hots for Yoko and her bank account?
Details, who cares about the details?!
What? shut the full cup.
I enjoy the fact his ex, Heather Mills, said he took her fake leg.
He did? It cost him, what, $200 mill?! I only heard that he used to beat her with it!
LMAO...British titles are about as big of a joke as a Noble Prize.
I love going to those All-Starr Band concerts. You get to see different handfuls of old timers do three of their greatest hits each. Where else could you see Jack Bruce (Cream) perform ‘White Room’, and Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) perform ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’, and Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics) perform ‘How Long’, ‘Tempted’, Living Years’, and Colin Hay (Men at Work) perform ‘Down Under’ and ‘Who Can It Be Now’, and John Waite (The Babys) perform ‘Missing You’ and Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winters, Joe Walsh, Clarence Clemons, Billy Preston and on and on and on...? No way I would have ever seen all those acts without Ringo putting together a new “band” every two years.
I love those Ringo’s All-Starr Band concerts. ...Seen at least four of them. But then, I’m pretty old.
British tax laws did.
This is important, how? Yoko Ono is a talentless b*tch like so many wealthy so call “artists” who feel they transcend the menial regular world as the “find themselves”-— just boring as hell. And, uh, listen to her sing if you dare. Good Lord, psycho ward.
The real talent in the Beatles was McCartney, and next Harrison. Lennon helped, but his fascination with a dominatrix like yoko escapes most people. And his marxist views were better financed by being separate and with yoko— for one world. The band was breaking up because they were becoming irrelevant.
Lennon was a very good musician (even though “Imagine” is truly one of the most torturous songs I’ve ever listened to- I much prefer “Jealous Guy” or “Mind Games”), but as a human being he wasn’t very good. Look at what he did to Cynthia. Look at how he treated his first son, Julian. Hardly a great person, in my opinion.
I started listening again to the Beatles a lot over the past few years, because my kids love them.....and now it’s obvious that Paul was about 70% of the genius, John about 20%, George 9%, and to be nice I’ll give Ringo 1%. John may have been the leader in the early days, but after 1966, it was pretty much all Paul.
I liked Maccas first few solo albums, Ram was one of the first albums I ever got as a kid, still think it’s great. At times as good as anything he did with The Beatles.
She certainly broke me up.
Dennis Leary put it best:
“What kind of country is this, where John Lennon gets six bullets in the chest, and Yoko was standing right next to him and not one bullet? Explain THAT to me!”
One world /sarcasm ON.
Lennon and Ono a study in self absorption, much like Hillary finally growing up to realize there are other people in the world and it’s not about Her, or Them.
“Four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire-— now we know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall”-— all that from making up a song from the newspaper.
Maybe it is true anyone can do that. But there are very few who could write Eleanor Rigby or Yesterday— and Paul did that (not too much from Lennon there).
And Johnny Carson said something as funny:
“There’s no justice in this world, if there were Elvis would still be alive and all those Elvis impersonators would be dead”.
But then, anyone could write “We are sorry Uncle Albert”!
Or my all-time favorite Beatles song, “Penny Lane” the perfect pop song. Wonderful melody....Lennon couldn’t touch that if he tried.
‘Imagine’ is not a Beatles song.
Paul McCartney? I thought he was dead?!