Sir Paul McCartney has closed the rumor that Yoko Ono was to blame for the separation of The Beatles once and for all.
The 76-year-old musician, who will release a new album on Friday, spoke with Howard Stern about the last days of the iconic British band.
Sir Paul told the radio host that he and the other members of the Beatles had found Ono "intrusive", but that they "respected" him. to her and to Lennon's relationship.
Closing: Paul McCartney said it was John Lennon's own decision to leave and that by then they had reached that stage in their lives when it was time to leave
"There was a meeting where John came in and said, 'I'm leaving the group,'" he told Stern in a new interview with SiriusXM.
& # 39; And looking back, had reached that stage of his life. We all had it.
Speaking to the radio host about Ono and Lennon, Sir Paul said that while The Beatles found the Japanese artist intruder at the time, he can now see how much his dead bandmate loved him.
"Although we thought she was an intruder, because she used to sit in recording sessions, and we never had anything like that.
"But looking back, you think:" The guy was totally in love with her. And you must respect that. "So we did it And I do.
Guilt: for decades, fans around the world have blamed the Beatles for the separation of Yoko Ono, a companion of John Lennon, deceased, photographed together in 1971.
Regards: Sir Paul said that while the Beatles found Yoko Ono intruder at that moment, now he can see how much John Lennon loved her.
Iconic group: John Lennon thumbs up when he passed his driving test in 1964, with his band mates George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at his side
The legendary musician will release his new album Egypt Station tomorrow and begin his Freshen Up tour in Canada on September 17.
He has been giving several interviews while promoting the new album, opening up his drinking and drug habits during the Beatles years.
Speaking to the Culture magazine of the Sunday Times last week, he revealed that one believed he had seen God during a psychedelic drug trip.
& # 39; It was huge. A huge wall that I could not see from above, and I was down. "
"And anyone would say it's just the drug, the hallucination, but we felt we had seen something superior."
In another recent interview, he opened on how he used to "get high and get lost" in the heyday of Beatlemania to face the inconveniences of fame.
I used to get a little crazier than now, I have eight grandchildren. I do not have time, "he told MOJO magazine.
"Grandpa can not be sitting in his chair with a big doll and a bottle of tequila."