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Paul McCartney sets record straight on who broke up The Beatles: “I didn’t instigate the split”

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Paul McCartney has set the record straight on who instigated the break-up of The Beatles, claiming that it was actually John Lennon.Probably the most analysed break-up in rock history, the Fab Four split over 50 years ago, prompting McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all to go their separate ways.For years it was believed that McCartney was unilaterally behind the band disbanding after he answered a question from a journalist in 1970 with the claim that The Beatles no longer existed.

However, in an upcoming episode of new BBC Radio 4 interview series This Cultural Life, he claims this isn’t the case.“I didn’t instigate the split.

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