The Beatles break-up: Paul McCartney points at ‘proof’ he didn’t cause band’s split

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The Beatles brought the house down with their final album, Let It Be, in 1970. The smash hit reached number one in a plethora of albums charts, including Japan, UK, Canada, and the United States. A film was shot around the recording of the final album, and was later released with the same title as the album. Although the album and film double-feature was highly-praised by critics and fans, it was the last time the band worked together professionally. Shortly after the album’s release, The Beatles split up, bringing an end to the Fab Four’s journey together. 

Next year will see a newly-cut version of the Let It Be film with some never-before-seen footage.

This new documentary version of the movie is being directed by Lord of the Rings’ hero Peter Jackson, who is a self-professed Beatlemaniac.

In a recent interview Paul McCartney spoke out about this new documentary – titled The Beatles: Get Back – and even touched upon the split.

Interestingly, the star even mentioned how the new documentary “proves” he didn’t have anything to do with the band’s rupture.

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Fans will recall the original version of Let It Be saw some aggressive moments between its members, with some subsects of the fandom suggesting McCartney had a lot to do with the break-up.

One notable instance saw McCartney confronting George Harrison about his style of guitar playing throughout the recording session.

However McCartney recently mentioned that the new documentary shows the “true” events of what happened during those fateful recording sessions.

McCartney explained: “The proof is the footage. I bought into the dark side of the Beatles breaking up and thought, ‘Oh God, I’m to blame.’”

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McCartney added: “I knew I wasn’t, but it’s easy when the climate is that way to start thinking so.

“But at the back of my mind there was always this idea that it wasn’t like that, but I needed to see proof.

“There’s a great photo Linda took, which is my favourite, of me and John working on a song, glowing with joy.

“This footage is the same. All four of us having a ball.”

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It sounds like the new footage is going to entirely reshape how the Fab Four were interacting in the final months of their working together.

The documentary is due out next year in August, so fans will have to wait and see how the new version of events looks.

Despite how well the band did together, it has now been revealed that John Lennon’s solo work performed exceptionally well this year.

Lennon’s Imagine garnered 300 million streams worldwide, according to data provided exclusively by Spotify.

Compared to The Beatles’ biggest song – Here Comes The Sun – which has 145 million, it would seem Lennon is more popular than The Beatles.

Just behind Lennon’s Imagine was Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Woman, and Jealous Guy.

The company also revealed that Lennon’s work has been streamed over one billion times this year alone.


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