‘No!’ Paul McCartney finally reveals how The Beatles REALLY broke up

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It’s been over 50 years since The Beatles broke up after the release of their final album Let It Be. Much ink has been spilt speculating over why the band broke up and who really instigated it. In 1970 there was a famous front page of The Mirror titles “Paul quits The Beatles”, while Paul McCartney sued the band to dissolve their contractual partnership.

However, Paul McCartney is adamant that The Beatles split because John Lennon wanted to quit, not him.

The 79-year-old told BBC Radio 4: “I’m not the person who instigated the split.

“John walked into the room one day and said I’m leaving The Beatles and he said ‘It’s quite thrilling, it’s like a divorce.’ And then we were there to pick up the pieces.

“I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny, coming in one day and saying I’m leaving the group.”

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