Sir Paul McCartney is glad The Beatles never reunited because it would have tainted their memory.
Sir Paul McCartney is glad The Beatles never reunited.
The legendary 'Get Back' band ended in 1969 amidst legal wrangling and the bassist-and-singer - one of the surviving two members of the group, alongside Ringo Starr - thinks if they had reunited, it would have tainted their memory.
He said: ''The thing with The Beatles was we realised we'd come full circle. We had offers to reform and we said, 'You know what? It won't be as good.' Because that period when we were The Beatles, it was damn good and we never really ruined it.
''So, actually, to do it as older guys, being a bit rusty, in a way I'm glad we didn't.''
When Paul looks back across the group's legacy, he sometimes can't believe he was a member of the band.
He told Shortlist magazine: ''It's amazing to me to be singing the songs that a 24-year-old guy wrote. And as I'm singing them, I'm thinking, 'He was a pretty good writer. He wasn't bad. This band was not bad.' So I think I appreciate it almost as if it's not me. But of course I realise it is me. And I'm very happy with that.''