A Deep Dive into How and Why the Beatles Really Broke Up

It’s been fifty years since Paul McCartney announced that he left the Beatles, crushing the hopes of millions of fans as rumors spread about a possible reunion – a rumor that lasted for years. But that reunion never came. A press release on April 10th, 1970, revealed McCartney’s first solo album, “McCartney,” which leaked his intention to leave the band. And that came after Lennon’s decision to “divorce” the band.

The Beatles collage

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No one could believe it. The Beatles were the face of the spirit of that era. How could they break up? You can blame Yoko Ono for all you want, or their new manager, Allen Klein. But the truth is that the cracks in the group’s dynamics started to crumble long before McCartney’s statement was ever made.

This is the inside story of the end of the world’s biggest band…