The 79-year-old bassist let the cat out of the bag.
Paul McCartney set the records straight during an episode of BBC’s Radio 4’s “This Cultural Life,” by uncovering it was John Lennon who’s responsible for the famous band, “Beatles” demise.
“I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny,” McCartney said when gotten some information about his April 1970 remarks articulating the final months of the band.
“The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko,” he explained. “John had always wanted to sort of break loose from society because, you know, he was brought up by his Aunt Mimi, who was quite repressive, so he was always looking to break loose.”
The band’s fans showed their disappointment and even blamed McCartney for being the one who impelled the split to which he denied revealing it was Lennon’s desire to “break lose.”
“Stop right there. I am not the person who instigated the split. Oh no, no, no,” he said, according to a preview of the interview published in The Guardian. “John walked into a room one day and said, ‘I am leaving the Beatles.’ Is that instigating the split, or not?”
“So, for a few months we had to pretend. It was weird because we all knew it was the end of the Beatles, but we couldn’t just walk away.”
Reactions to Paul McCartney Reveals Who’s Responsible For Beatles Split
🤔You don't have to agree but as far as I'm concerned, "Yoko" was the "instigator"!— Rainsongmama (@rainsongmama) October 10, 2021
McCartney is such a coward he will blame a man who can't defend himself nearly 50 years later. McCartney himself broke up the band. https://t.co/Cba9DAPExI— Stephen J Schilling (@SonOfTheDude) October 10, 2021
We've officially known about this since the 1990s. Did Paul mention however that it was he and not John who instigated it publicly which pissed John off and was one of the reasons for their rift at the time? https://t.co/qNsfquUjxw— Ernest III (@ErnmanSellsOut) October 11, 2021
John not here to concur or disagree https://t.co/jUUFsGIEjC— Havelocke Vetinari☕️ (@DrewOnline) October 10, 2021
That is why I dislike Paul McCartney. Forever kicking a person when they can't defend themselves. https://t.co/MSYo3bwRGC— Sherri (@mojoandjasper) October 10, 2021
John's an asshole. John was always an asshole. Reminder!!! He was physically and emotionally abusive to BOTH John Jr (Hey Jude) and Yoko. https://t.co/eEsfyMSIYX— Still A White Sox Believer. (@TiredPlaneteer) October 10, 2021
I mean, we all know it was really Yoko. #Beatles https://t.co/c3IU42ekTZ— Michael Portman (@MichaelWPortman) October 10, 2021
"Yes, it was definitely the dead guy, not me" https://t.co/2nGINOrxNA— Drew McKevitt (@drewmckevitt) October 10, 2021