Yoko Ono Explains Her Belief on Why The Beatles Split
A new interview with Yoko Ono with Joe Smith from 1987 recently surfaced on The Libary of Congress page. In the interview, Ono is adamant she didn’t cause the band’s fallout but also said seems to point some blame toward band member Paul McCartney.
Ono stated: “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. 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.”
Recently, Paul McCartney defended Ono and said it was not her fault the band broke up as many fans have blamed her for.