Mike wrote:jjs wrote:Actually, Lennon was angry because it was his own decision to quit, and Paul tried to make it look like it was his. I'm not sure what your point is?
Yep and you know this because?? Oh yeah you were there right. How about taking a break knocking down Paul every chance you get. You have been warned, I won't hesitate to just delete your posts.
I know it because I can look to my left and see a bookshelf with dozens of Beatle books and at least twice as many magazines and articles. John made the decision to end the band, and they collectively decided not to go public with it. Paul did not want the Beatles to end and when he realized it was over, he went ahead and made it look like it was his decision.
I don't understand:
a) how you don't know this already, and
b) how this is knocking Paul.
"Say what you will about the various arguments over guitar leads, drum breaks and girlfriends, but make no mistake, the facts are these: Paul went public and ignited the press firestorm that immediately erupted thereafter. He insisted on an immediate legal dissolution of the partnership, igniting almost a decade of vitriolic court battles.
It is important to note that all of John's statements regarding the breakup, such as the fact that he'd actually left first, were made after Paul's public announcement and the subsequent hard feelings it generated. The bitter statements against Paul by the other three that appear in the court affidavits leave no doubt whatsoever as to who "broke up the Beatles."
In the months that followed Lennon's private announcement, the Beatles gave interviews in which they all deliberately refrained from announcing the split. That February -- nearly five months after quitting the group -- Lennon told Rolling Stone that, "We still might make Beatles product. We just need more room. The Beatles are just too limited." That next month, both Starr and Harrison spoke to Britain's New Musical Express, with Starr stating that, "I've got things to do, George has things to do, and Paul has his solo album to come, and John has his peace thing. We can't do everything at once. Time will tell." Harrison added that, "Say we've got unity through diversity... We had to find ourselves individually, one day."
Later that year, Lennon spoke about Macca's announcement, telling Rolling Stone that "We were all hurt that he didn't tell us what he was going to do... A lot of people knew I left. I was a fool not to do what Paul did, which was use it to sell a record. I wasn't angry. He's a good PR man, I mean he's about the best in the word... he really knows how to do a job."
Paul McCartney said that the split from the group sent him into a huge depression for several months: "I was quite broken up by the end of the Beatles. I'd been trying to hold them together, but it was something that wasn't to be. So, you know, I went into a bit of a depression after that. And I'm normally quite optimistic, but, you know, I'd just lost the best job in the world, and anyone who's just even ever lost a job knows how that feels."
The other three felt betrayed because Paul unilaterally announced the split, and announced it as if it were his decision. They felt he did this to sell his record. You can read all about this in several Beatle books. I don't get it. Are you happier not knowing the truth? Am I going to have to be on the receiving end of your or someone else's hostility every time I make a correction, and that correction is something they don't want to hear?
I didn't knock someone. I corrected a misconception. Don't worry...the ensuing threats and insults don't surprise me.