Why is Paul McCartney hated so much

The Beatles' collapse began when Yoko Ono showed up in the studio - it was always written that way. For more than 40 years, the Japanese-American artist and wife of John Lennon has symbolically embodied the end: the end of the friendship between Paul McCartney and Lennon. And the end of the most successful band in the world.

But the Beatles biographers will probably have to revise this rather simple explanation in the future. McCartney, of all people, who has been an opponent of Lennon's wife for decades, now gives the 79-year-old absolution in an interview.

In a conversation with TV legend David Frost, who will have his one-hour programs made famous by the Nixon interview again on al-Jazeera in the future, McCartney said, according to the Guardian: "She certainly didn't break up the group. The group is itself broken apart. "

He found it very difficult to deal with the fact that Ono was present in the studio when the Beatles were recording in the late sixties. Nevertheless, his anger today is mainly limited to Allen Klein.

Klein, who succeeded Brian Epstein, who was loved by all four band members as manager, was responsible for the fact that McCartney quarreled so violently with John, George and Ringo in the end. So if there was someone to blame outside of the band, it wasn't Yoko, but businessman Klein.

In the one-hour interview with Frost, which will be broadcast in November, McCartney shares an unusually large number of private thoughts - and even has words of praise for Yoko Ono: Without her influence, which first inspired John Lennon to new musical experiments, songs like Imagine would not be conceivable. "Yoko's avant-garde side and her views made her appeal. She showed John a different path, which he found very attractive. It was time for John to go."

In retrospect, he sees the time of the end of the Beatles in a different, warmer light anyway. The band left a "decent life's work" behind. "The breakup wasn't that bad after all."

As much as the Beatle needed to communicate to his interlocutor, there was still no place for a topic in his private life in the 60 minutes. Frost and McCartney, who first conducted a television interview almost 50 years ago, avoided the marriage to Heather Mills completely.