Press Trust of India
December 31, 2012 16:30 IST
Yoko Ono says Paul McCartney was the only one trying to hold the Beatles together
Yoko Ono, widow of late Beatles
star John Lennon has blamed bandmate Paul McCartney for the
breakup of the band.
In a recently unarchived interview, Ono refers to the
"Beatles divorce," and seems to place the blame on McCartney
for being the one behind the Fab Four's split.
In the interview, Onosaid that although McCartney seemed
to be the one trying to hold the band together, it was only so
he could claim the band as his own in a Diana Ross and the
Supremes type fashion, reported Examiner online.
"The Beatles were getting very independent. Each one of
them was getting independent. John, in fact, was not the
first, who wanted to leave the Beatles. We saw Ringo Starr one
night with Maureen Starkey Tigrett, and he came to John and me
and said he wanted to leave. George Harrison was next, and
then John," Ono said.
"Paul McCartney was the only one trying to hold the
Beatles together. But the other three thought Paul would hold
the Beatles together as his band. They were getting to be like
Paul's band, which they didn't like," she added.
This unearthing comes weeks after an interview between
McCartney and David Frost, during which he placed no fault on
Ono for breaking up the band, insisting the band was "already