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Paul McCartney Places Beatles Breakup Squarely on John Lennon
18 June 2011
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June 17, 2011
Paul McCartney Places Beatles Breakup Squarely on John Lennon

While Morrissey has come out swinging against the Queen of England, calling her the "ultimate dictator," Sir Paul McCartney has a different issue to take up with her Royal Highness — he thinks his fellow bandmate in the Beatles, Ringo Starr, should be knighted. While all four Beatles enjoy MBE status (Member of the Order of the British Empire), only McCartney was knighted in a ceremony that took place in 1997. Speaking to Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio this week, McCartney joked that he would like to poke his head in the Queen's quarters and suggest that the only other living Beatle receive the same honor. Perhaps more significantly, NME reports that during the same interview, McCartney placed the blame for the Beatles' breakup squarely on John Lennon. "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."

Life is what happens when your busy making other plans.  John Lennon
18 June 2011
mr. Sun king coming together
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That's a great way to spin an article for money. What McCartney is saying is that the final decision was John's. They knew it couldn't last, but this was the last nail. In NO way is this saying, "If John had done x instead of y, we'd still have recorded. Nice spin from spinner.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
20 June 2011
Whitewater WI
Ed Sullivan Show
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5 July 2010

I do agree that Ringo should be knighted however.

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