Washington: Newly released recordings of interviews with some of music’s biggest names have revealed yet another wrinkle in the decades-long mystery of precisely why the Beatles called it quits.
In a recorded interview, John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono got to the nitty gritty of what she described as a divorce, the Huffington Post reported.
While Ono maintained that Lennon was feeling very good about the breakup, she admitted that some tensions were forming within the band.
The 79-year-old peace activist said in the 1987 interview that the band was getting very independent, each one of the band members was getting independent. In fact Lennon was not the first who wanted to leave the Beatles. Ringo Starr came to John and Yoko one night and said that he wanted to leave. George Harrison was next, and then John.
She revealed that Paul McCartney was the only one trying to hold the Beatles together, but the other three thought that Paul would hold the Beatles together as his band.
Ono also said that the breakup put some strains on her relationship with Lennon, noting that she felt the late icon missed his bandmates and expected all that to be replaced by her.