McCartney Talks Beatles Split

(Gibson) Coming up on his 69th birthday and busily preparing for his wedding to girlfriend Nancy Shevell, Paul McCartney has also been looking back at the Beatles breakup.

McCartney realizes he was "not a popular bunny" with his Beatle cohorts at the time of the split. The terse "press statement" questionnaire he delivered containing news of his debut solo album, McCartney, was probably a mistake in retrospect. "It's possible to read all sorts of other things into it, read all sorts of motives of mine into it, which is I think what happened," McCartney said. "For me, it was simply a way to answer some questions I might have been asked if I had done interviews."

Looking back, he just wanted to get his new music released: "I've been accused of not thinking things through enough. I get enthusiastic about something and say I'd like to do it, so let's do it. And that's mainly a good thing, because you get things done. It can occasionally create difficulties because you don't think of the implications. And to me, I hadn't thought of the implications. I was just putting out an album of some stuff that I liked.

"If I had been entirely honest, I just would have said that John has folded the group. But I'm not sure that would have gone down well, either." more on this story

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