Who instigated the Beatles' split? Paul McCartney sets the record straight

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In an excerpt of an interview with The Guardian, Paul McCartney claims that it was John Lennon who instigated the Beatles split.

According to the publication, when the group - made up of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison - called it quits over 50 years ago, it was Paul who many thought was to blame for the decision.

"I didn't instigate the split. That was our Johnny," the singer said in the interview, recalling the split as the "most difficult period of my life".

"This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue."

About who initiated the breakup, Paul added: "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?"

Paul claimed the rest of the group was "left to pick up the pieces" and for months had to "pretend" the split wasn't happening. Eventually, the singer "let the cat out the bag", saying that he was "fed up of hiding it". 

According to The Guardian, the full interview with Paul will air on BBC Radio 4 later in October. 

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