Beatles’ fans have been blaming Yoko Ono for the break-up of the band since, well, since they split, but one chap who should know the truth is defending her. Paul McCartney has been interviewed by David Frost, and the Guardian has seen some sections, including one about Yoko. After saying he did find her presence at recording sessions tricky, he explained:
“She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up. When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave one way or another.”
He also went on to credit her for some classic music, saying Lennon wouldn’t have created songs like Imagine if not for the direction Yoko took him in. The interview will be on Al Jazeera English in November.