The end for the Lennon-McCartney song team
Paul is quitting the Beatles by Don Short
Paul McCartney has quit the Beatles. The shock news must mean the end of Britain's most famous pop group, which has been idolised by millions the world over for nearly ten years.
Today 27-year-old McCartney will announce his decision, and the reasons for it, in a no-holds-barred statement. It follows months of strife over policy in Apple, the Beatles' controlling organisation, and an ever-growing rift between McCartney and his song-writing partner, John Lennon.
In his statement which consists of a series of answers to questions, McCartney says: “ I have no future plans to record or appear with the Beatles again. Or to write any more music with John."
Last night the statement was locked up in a safe at Apple headquarters in Savile-row, Mayfair—in the very rooms where the Beatles’ break-up began.
The Beatles decided to appoint a "business adviser." Eventually they scaled for American Allen Klein.
His appointment was strongly resisted by Paul, who sought the job for his father-in-law, American attorney Lee Eastman.
After a meeting In London PauI was out-voted 3-1 by John, and the other Beatles, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Since the Klein appointment, Paul has refused to go to the Apple offices to work daily.
He kept silent and stayed at his St. John's Wood home with his photographer wife Linda, her daughter Heather, and their own baby, Mary.
Close friends tried to pacify John and Paul. But August last year was the last time they were to work together — when they collaborated on the “Abbey Road" album.
Clash over the running of Apple
There were other elements that hastened Paula decision to quit John Lennon, on his marriage to Yoko Ono, set out on projects of his own Ringo went into films, and George stepped in as a record producer.
Today McCartney will reveal his own plans for a solo programme.
Early today an Apple spokesman denied reports that PauI McCartney had left the Beatles.
But he said that there were no plans "at the moment" for any more recordings.https://www.beatles.ru/books/paper.asp?id=2473