The Beatles Breakup According to Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

So, who is really responsible for the breakup of The Beatles?

Well, if you ask Paul McCartney that question, he apparently will tell you that John Lennon is the man who should take the blame for the breakup of one of the most successful bands in the history of music.

During an interview with British radio host Geoff Lloyd, McCartney talked about a number of different issues including how he believes Ringo Starr should be Knighted, and the breakup of the Beatles.

After the group recorded their Let It Be album, McCartney tried to change Lennon’s mind about breaking up the band, according to Gather.

“Basically me, George [Harrison] and Ringo said, ‘Does this have to be final? Could we do a couple of gigs or can we think about this tomorrow?’ But John was off with Yoko [Ono] and he was saying ‘No, no, it’s great — I feel a release,’ and all that. So that was kind of final,” the rock legend said.

The man who is going to perform at Yankees Stadium on July 15 and 16 also said he believes Ringo Starr, the Beatles’ drummer, should be knighted.

When asked if he could just ask the Queen himself, he said, “The last time I went by she was out. Otherwise I would have popped in and said ‘Look, love, Sir Richard Starkey’. Because I do think it’s about time, but she probably was a bit busy with Sir Brucie,” according to NME.

The British rock band first took America by storm in 1964 when they made their first American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Seventy-three million people watched the show live on TV, making it one of the most important moments in TV history.