Yoko Ono claims Paul McCartney is the reason why the Beatles split and it was not, as many others claim, her at the root of the band's disintegration.
In a recently unarchived interview between her and music industry insider Joe Smith from 1987, Yoko refers to the "Beatles divorce," and seems to place the blame on Paul for being the one behind the Fab Four's split. In the interview from the Library of Congress, which was dug up by the Huffington Post, Yoko shares her ideas behind why the Beatles split, claiming that although Paul 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.
She said: "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."
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 breaking up."
We wonder if his tune may have changed a little now that this new interview has been unearthed.