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I am not a fan of Yoko's and I have always liked Paul and his music but I am not sure she isn't right. I know a guy who played on tour with Paul and Paul is a bit of a control freak. And he is cheap. He only paid my friend union scale wages. My friend doesn't really complain much about it but given the guy is probably worth a billion he sure sounds tight to me. End of the day they were going to go their seperate ways anyway.



Yoko Ono is considered by many to be the source of the Beatles breakup. But John Lennonís wife is pointing her finger at someone else: Paul McCartney.

In a newly released interview, Yoko Ono blames Paul for the Beatles ďdivorce,Ē saying that the Beatles were becoming Paulís band and that the other members didnít like that.

Yoko Ono Blames Paul McCartney For Breaking Up Beatles (Coralville Courier)
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Well, as long as John Lennon and George Harrison are still dead, they will not get back together.
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Well, as long as John Lennon and George Harrison are still dead, they will not get back together.
Shesh! John Lennon was rock & roll, Paul was rock & roll and large scale production, you can hear the difference between the two styles on almost every album they put out. George Harrison was never satisfied with the one or two cuts he got on Beatles album releases, and Ringo was mostly ignored by the other three.

They had tremendous, sensational, thundering success thrust upon them at a very young age, but they also were an excellent band that continued to become better year after year. The kind of success they enjoyed brought about tensions among the four. John stated they were more popular than Jesus Christ and set off a firestorm in the media, Paul began experimenting with drugs and the Indian Guru, and hauled the entire band over to the sub-continent, only to discover that the Maharaja Krishna was a fake, and only interested in their women. They returned to London on the death of the man who made them a success, Brian Epstein, who just happened to be a closet homosexual at a time when that would never be accepted.

Paul liked to experiment musically, he was, and still is, a magnificent talent. John discovered Yoko and began bringing her into recording sessions, and she started attempting to redirect their musicality toward more eccentric and esoteric directions. The horrible Lennon "Revolution Number 9" was her doing, possibly the worst "alleged" piece of music ever recorded until some fool came up with "gangster rap." Lennon should have cut off an ear after recording it.

The money, the women, the drugs, even the criticism which came around the 8th year of the Beatles run are all public knowledge, documented publicly by the music producers, sound engineers, technical support members, other musicians and publicists who worked with them on every session.

The band got sick of each other, got stale musically, not an unusual fate for high powered bands and rock stars, and they disliked Yoko immensely. Her trying to say Paul McCartney broke up the band is bunk after 40-some years. Everything about that break-up is publicized, documented and follows the same script from everyone close to them.

They each had individual talent, were tired of the restrictions of the band known as the Beatles, they couldn't tour after the first couple of years, because the music was too complicated, so they became a studio group, and went their separate ways, surprising they stayed on top and lasted as long as they did.

In music they had the King Midas touch and the same curse. By all accounts, as he moved on separately with "Wings" - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were cordial "friends" at the time Lennon was murdered in NYC. Not real sure if any of the three attended John Lennon's funeral, and by all accounts, he and Yoko were very happy, and content raising his son at the time of his death. Yoko was one of the catalysts of the breakup, but boredom, maturity and "familiarity breeds contempt" broke the Beatles up. Yoko had a part, but so did every member. They were finished as "The Beatles" long before they were finished in public...........stan
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Shesh! John Lennon was rock & roll, Paul was rock & roll and large scale production, you can hear the difference between the two styles on almost every album they put out. George Harrison was never satisfied with the one or two cuts he got on Beatles album releases, and Ringo was mostly ignored by the other three.

They had tremendous, sensational, thundering success thrust upon them at a very young age, but they also were an excellent band that continued to become better year after year. The kind of success they enjoyed brought about tensions among the four. John stated they were more popular than Jesus Christ and set off a firestorm in the media, Paul began experimenting with drugs and the Indian Guru, and hauled the entire band over to the sub-continent, only to discover that the Maharaja Krishna was a fake, and only interested in their women. They returned to London on the death of the man who made them a success, Brian Epstein, who just happened to be a closet homosexual at a time when that would never be accepted.

Paul liked to experiment musically, he was, and still is, a magnificent talent. John discovered Yoko and began bringing her into recording sessions, and she started attempting to redirect their musicality toward more eccentric and esoteric directions. The horrible Lennon "Revolution Number 9" was her doing, possibly the worst "alleged" piece of music ever recorded until some fool came up with "gangster rap." Lennon should have cut off an ear after recording it.

The money, the women, the drugs, even the criticism which came around the 8th year of the Beatles run are all public knowledge, documented publicly by the music producers, sound engineers, technical support members, other musicians and publicists who worked with them on every session.

The band got sick of each other, got stale musically, not an unusual fate for high powered bands and rock stars, and they disliked Yoko immensely. Her trying to say Paul McCartney broke up the band is bunk after 40-some years. Everything about that break-up is publicized, documented and follows the same script from everyone close to them.

They each had individual talent, were tired of the restrictions of the band known as the Beatles, they couldn't tour after the first couple of years, because the music was too complicated, so they became a studio group, and went their separate ways, surprising they stayed on top and lasted as long as they did.

In music they had the King Midas touch and the same curse. By all accounts, as he moved on separately with "Wings" - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were cordial "friends" at the time Lennon was murdered in NYC. Not real sure if any of the three attended John Lennon's funeral, and by all accounts, he and Yoko were very happy, and content raising his son at the time of his death. Yoko was one of the catalysts of the breakup, but boredom, maturity and "familiarity breeds contempt" broke the Beatles up. Yoko had a part, but so did every member. They were finished as "The Beatles" long before they were finished in public...........stan
Well, That is a little like what I said. Yoko only had the power John gave her. He was done with the band. Paul was coming across as overbearing and was trying to direct the band. Like herding cats. Yoko or no Yoko the band was done but Paul seemed the only one who didn't accept it and his pushing pretty much ended it. Not to mention he wanted the Eastman family involved in their management who was Pauls wife's family. So you could say Paul's relationship with Linda was as much a cause as Yoko. I think Yoko is exagerrating Paul's responsability But you can see in "Let it Be' that the others were growing frustrated with Paul.

Again, I'm not trashing Paul. He wanted to continue being a beatle. But like a broken marriage sometimes the harder you try the worse things get.
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Well, That is a little like what I said. Yoko only had the power John gave her. He was done with the band. Paul was coming across as overbearing and was trying to direct the band. Like herding cats. Yoko or no Yoko the band was done but Paul seemed the only one who didn't accept it and his pushing pretty much ended it. Not to mention he wanted the Eastman family involved in their management who was Pauls wife's family. So you could say Paul's relationship with Linda was as much a cause as Yoko. I think Yoko is exagerrating Paul's responsability But you can see in "Let it Be' that the others were growing frustrated with Paul.

Again, I'm not trashing Paul. He wanted to continue being a beatle. But like a broken marriage sometimes the harder you try the worse things get.

Not trying to dance on anybody's grave here, but Linda Eastman comes along with Paul McCartney when he forms "Wings" and he puts her in the band after he married her. Unfortunately - she had absolutely no musical talent whatsoever, singing or instrument wise. From all the publicized reports, it was Paul who always kept rounding the band back up and attempting to keep it together and working. Even after they broke up, their final album was a mish-mash of songs from almost every type of music, and pieced together by their music director, but only after he received written contracts from all of them allowing him to arrange it as he saw fit. All the music had been left on the cutting room floor, nobody wanted a thing to do with it, they just walked away.

To put Paul McCartney to the forefront of breaking up the Beatles, particularly coming from Yoko Ono Lennon - who had convinced John Lennon to leave London and move to New York City, is so far off the mark, it makes absolutely no sense. Way too many other inside musical and financial entities were involved, and they all tell the same story. John and Paul split over musical styles and were bored with The Beatles, so was George Harrison, who quit many times, and Ringo, the most colorful of the group. Both routinely skipped scheduled rehearsal session's, so the band couldn't continue on making songs even if they wanted to.

McCartney was the one who made the break official - but that was when he formed the group "Wings" and up until their first musical release, the public really thought The Beatles were still an item. They had long since quit that role, each for their own reason's. Actually, we are both writing and saying pretty much the same thing, but Yoko saying Paul broke up the band is a pretty long-tall tale, that doesn't bear up to the facts..........stan
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Let's just say that Yoko didn't help any.....

If John had problems with Paul, that wouldn't surprise me one bit...

That happens with great bands and we've all seen many examples of that over the decades.....
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Let's just say that Yoko didn't help any.....

If John had problems with Paul, that wouldn't surprise me one bit...

That happens with great bands and we've all seen many examples of that over the decades.....
Steve Tyler rules Aerosmith with an iron hand - and the band, which has been playing 40-years together, still travels long distances together - with the entire entourage of wives, ex-wives, girlfriends, ex-girlfriends, divorced wives of band members, traveling with other band members, band children, legitimate and otherwise, dogs, cats, mice and snakes, and fights with itself continuously.

They all arrive at the performance venue separately, whether in separate limos or their own individual bus, and never know when, or what time each member will show up, or their location, for the sound check, not that they need one. Result? Group has been fabulous since they were the opening band for almost every band, now no longer performing, from the late 1970's on.

Tyler walked away from a $15 million a year contract as a judge on American Idol because it interfered with his Aerosmith gig, which he makes probably triple that amount.

It is probably a great life, and an terrible one too, but they all realize that they have one thing in common - music (they sure don't need the money, Tyler's antique car collection up in Cape Cod, Mass. would rival Jay Leno's). In this particular case, with a band that can legitimately call itself the world's best rock and roll group in existence today, they have somehow managed tlo keep it together 40-years and still going strong. Just like Jimmy Buffet. In the Beatles case, it lasted a tumultuous 9-years, before the group broke apart, and they didn't have the stress of world wide concert appearances.....stan
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Well, That is a little like what I said. Yoko only had the power John gave her. He was done with the band. Paul was coming across as overbearing and was trying to direct the band. Like herding cats. Yoko or no Yoko the band was done but Paul seemed the only one who didn't accept it and his pushing pretty much ended it. Not to mention he wanted the Eastman family involved in their management who was Pauls wife's family. So you could say Paul's relationship with Linda was as much a cause as Yoko. I think Yoko is exagerrating Paul's responsability But you can see in "Let it Be' that the others were growing frustrated with Paul.

Again, I'm not trashing Paul. He wanted to continue being a beatle. But like a broken marriage sometimes the harder you try the worse things get.
Indeed...Yoko only had the power that John gave her. I've also heard that Paul was tight with his money,these four were extremely talented people and I'm surprised they were able to hold it together as long as they did.
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Who cares? I can listen to a beatle's song and it's ok but they aren't anything special. I really don't understand the infatuation.
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