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Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up The Beatles
Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:09PM GMT 11 Nov 2012

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:30:05 PM PST by Olog-hai

Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that “it wasn’t 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. Lennon’s then-wife of responsibility for the group breaking up. “She certainly didn’t 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 don’t think he would have done that without Yoko.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: beatles; johnlennon; paulmccartney; wasteofbandwidth; yokoono
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1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:30:21 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ooookay. I guess time does change all stories.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:32:37 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

I can sleep better now that I know this.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:35:33 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: svcw

David frost writes for Al Jazera? Is that a joke?


4 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:05 PM PST by freedomrings69
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To: Olog-hai
The Balled of Paul and Yoko.
5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:16 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:45 PM PST by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: Olog-hai

....and drugs weren’t a problem either.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:38:00 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: ConservativeStatement

^ Ballad. My error.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 7:38:03 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Olog-hai

I was a huge Beatles fan but I never enjoyed their solo music.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 7:39:25 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 7:40:10 PM PST by djwright (2012 The White House Gets Another Coat Of Shellac)
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To: Olog-hai

Since this is not the real Paul McCartney, you can’t believe a word he says. lol /sarc goo-goo-ca-choo


11 posted on 11/11/2012 7:42:57 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Well here’s another clue for you all, the Walrus was Paul.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 7:47:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: djwright

You are absolutely correct. It is a hideous song. I’m a boomer, but I never liked the B.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 7:47:27 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Borges

ping


14 posted on 11/11/2012 7:48:05 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Olog-hai
‘Give Peace a Chance’.

I see an updated version of that, "Give Papa John's Pizza a Chance"

15 posted on 11/11/2012 7:48:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: djwright
Imagine no possessions

This from one of the richest guys on the planet.

16 posted on 11/11/2012 7:48:37 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: dfwgator

“..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”.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 7:53:13 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Olog-hai

Cynthia Lennon:

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.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 7:58:43 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: 3Fingas
Since this is not the real Paul McCartney, you can’t believe a word he says. lol /sarc goo-goo-ca-choo

Paul's dead. This guy's an actor just doing his job.

19 posted on 11/11/2012 8:01:12 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

He’s a pretty good impersonator. I’ll grant you that ;-)


20 posted on 11/11/2012 8:04:55 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Beowulf9
the guy who said ‘give peace a chance’ give me a break.

He meant, piece.

21 posted on 11/11/2012 8:06:02 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Olog-hai
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING - ALL PEOPLE THAT GREW UP LISTENING TO THE BEETLE'S MUSIC AND THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT.

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.

22 posted on 11/11/2012 8:07:02 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Now Macca wants to give credit for the dastardly deed to his dead ex out of tune backup singer Linda. Sheesh!


23 posted on 11/11/2012 8:07:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

24 posted on 11/11/2012 8:09:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

And Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was not about lysergic acid diethylamide, so incredibly high.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:17:09 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK2hKzZss5Y
Paul McCartney & WINGS - Live And Let Die


26 posted on 11/11/2012 8:18:51 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: djwright

Shortened, that would make a great tagline.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:19:43 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: Revolting cat!

What the heck is that? - he played left handed


28 posted on 11/11/2012 8:21:08 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

Ya think that since the peg leg left him and took his cash, Paulie’s got the hots for Yoko and her bank account?


29 posted on 11/11/2012 8:22:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative

Details, who cares about the details?!


30 posted on 11/11/2012 8:23:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

What? shut the full cup.

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/shut-the-full-cup


31 posted on 11/11/2012 8:24:06 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Olog-hai

I enjoy the fact his ex, Heather Mills, said he took her fake leg.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 8:27:44 PM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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To: PghBaldy

He did? It cost him, what, $200 mill?! I only heard that he used to beat her with it!


33 posted on 11/11/2012 8:29:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AndyJackson
If he only imagined a bullet proof vest.
34 posted on 11/11/2012 8:30:30 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Olog-hai
"Sir Paul"

LMAO...British titles are about as big of a joke as a Noble Prize.

35 posted on 11/11/2012 8:39:59 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: spyone

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.


36 posted on 11/11/2012 8:44:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai

British tax laws did.


37 posted on 11/11/2012 8:45:25 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 8:51:25 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Beowulf9

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.


39 posted on 11/11/2012 8:52:43 PM PST by richmwill
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To: John S Mosby

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.


40 posted on 11/11/2012 8:54:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: CaptainK

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.


41 posted on 11/11/2012 8:55:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

She certainly broke me up.

Still does.


42 posted on 11/11/2012 8:58:54 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

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!”


43 posted on 11/11/2012 9:01:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: John S Mosby

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).


44 posted on 11/11/2012 9:02:01 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: dfwgator

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”.


45 posted on 11/11/2012 9:04:18 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

But then, anyone could write “We are sorry Uncle Albert”!


46 posted on 11/11/2012 9:06:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: John S Mosby

Or my all-time favorite Beatles song, “Penny Lane” the perfect pop song. Wonderful melody....Lennon couldn’t touch that if he tried.


47 posted on 11/11/2012 9:07:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: djwright; kabumpo

‘Imagine’ is not a Beatles song.


48 posted on 11/11/2012 9:08:18 PM PST by Borges
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To: Olog-hai

Paul McCartney? I thought he was dead?!


49 posted on 11/11/2012 9:13:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

Instant Karma?


50 posted on 11/11/2012 9:15:07 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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