LENNON BROKE UP BEATLES, NOT ME
... Rehashes Epic Split
Paul McCartney is doubling down on what happened to the Beatles -- insisting John Lennon broke up the band ... something history has long roped Paul into over the years.
保罗·麦卡特尼（Paul McCartney）现在对发生在披头士乐队身上的事愈发怨气翻腾了——他坚持是约翰·列侬（John Lennon）解散了乐队……多年来，这事儿一直都牵扯着保罗不放。
The iconic rocker felt compelled to set the record straight again -- his version of it, anyway -- in an upcoming episode of BBC Radio4's 'This Cultural Life,' as reported by the Guardian, and he puts the blame squarely in John's corner ... claiming the guy walked in one day and announced he was parting ways with the group, adding JL wanted to break loose.
据《卫报》报道，这位殿堂级的摇滚歌手在BBC Radio4即将播出的一集《This Cultural Life》中表示，自己感到必须澄清一切——不管怎么说，至少是从他的立场来说明自己的看法—— 他将责任完全推到了列侬的身上 ……声称列侬那家伙有一天走进来，并宣布他将与乐队分道扬镳，还说JL（自己）想摆脱困扰追求自在。
‘It was John who wanted a divorce’: McCartney sets the record straight on Beatles split
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 10, 2021 @guardian
PMC was emphatic about who was at fault, saying ... "Stop right there. I am not the person who instigated the split. Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said I am leaving the Beatles. Is that instigating the split, or not?" He adds, "This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue."
保罗·麦卡特尼强调了这是谁的过错，他说……“够了。我不是煽动解散的那个人。哦，不，不，不。有一天约翰走进来，说要离开披头士乐队。 是他的这一言行引起了乐队的分崩离析，不是吗？ ”他补充道，“这是我的乐队，这是我的工作，这是我的生活，所以我是想继续下去的。”
He goes on to say the other 3 bandmates -- Ringo Starr, George Harrison and himself -- were left to pick up the pieces ... and were even told to keep quiet about it as legal and business matters played out behind the scenes.
Eventually, McCartney made a public announcement in 1970 that he was leaving the band -- the first member to publicly do so -- and since then, he's been accused of being the the driving force to the dissolution.
Of course, Paul's told this story before -- saying John was responsible, that is -- but never quite like this. More often than not, PMC tends to characterize it as a sad chapter, albeit one of growth -- seeing how John met Yoko. Now, however, he's firmly pointing the finger.
The timing here is also interesting ... Saturday marked what would've been John's 81st birthday, and Paul actually threw something up on IG to honor him. He posted a black and white photo of the two of them on their guitars, writing ... "Happy Birthday thoughts for John - Paul."
Some 24 hours later, word of him kinda bad-mouthing his old pal leaks -- a man who isn't here to defend himself. As you know, John was killed in 1980 by Mark David Chapman.
Hate to even say it ... but why not ... let it be ?