In my mind, I always like to envision that between Yoko and Paul McCartney there is this underlying hatred just waiting for someone to say that one word which will unleash Hell upon them and an unsuspecting (though rather deserving) world which allows that vile creature to exist… A hate that is so deep and so dug in that there is no escape from its grasps, and every time Sir Paul runs into a china woman (or, to be fair, Yoko runs into a pasty limey) the two begin muttering profanities under their breathes; the only thing keeping a full-fledged brawl from breaking out is the class and dignity that being a billionaire can bring.
But apparently that was never the case… and it breaks my heart knowing that.
In his longest interview ever, Sir Paul McCartney decided to give David Frost the dirt on everything… even Yoko.
In the exclusive interview (which will be broadcast on Frost's television program next month) , the Cute Beatle dishes about almost anything (while he is said to be very forthcoming about his famed marriage with first wife Linda and current wife Nancy Shevell, Sir Paul chooses not to discuss his second marriage to one legged gold digger Heather Mills… Granted, I wouldn’t be too keen of that person continuing to draw breath, let alone mention the name of someone who got half of my billion without coming up with one note on "Hey Jude" but that's just me… )
The sizzle to sell this steak though isn't on what McCartney is going to say about those break ups… It's going to be about that other break up.
You know… the one in 1970 that now Mark David Chapman and Cancer have forever dashed any hope of them ever getting the band back together...
The Breakup of the Beatles.
"She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up…"
Those are the words of Sir Paul, in describing the role Yoko Uno played in the ending of The Beatles as a band.
McCartney goes on to claim that the band's demise perhaps had more to so with Allen Klein, the businessman who took over the band's affairs after the passing of Brian Epstein, the band's manager, in 1967 than with any other factor.
McCartney's efforts to save the Yoko's good name didn’t end with his absolving her of any guilt from the ending of the SECOND greatest band to have ever walked the Earth (the first being the Rolling Stones. This is a non-debatable fact.)…
"I don't think he would have done that [written "Imagine"] without Yoko, so I don't think you can blame her for anything. When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave [one way or another]."
But that's not to say that he didn’t have his beefs with Yoko, noting that her rumored constant sitting in on recording sessions did put a strain on things.
For more of the hour long conversation between David Frost and Paul McCartney, please to be checking your local listings.