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Yoko Ono - Yoko Ono thanks Paul McCartney for defending her

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yoko Ono thinks Sir Paul McCartney is ''sweet'' for saying she didn't cause The Beatles' break up. The 80-year-old widow of John Lennon thanked his former bandmate for insisting she ''could not be blamed for anything'' to do with the group's split in 1970.

Speaking in a BBC interview, Yoko - who met John in 1966 while he was still married to first wife Cynthia, before tying the knot with him in 1969 - said: ''Yes, I think [Paul] was sweet to say that [I wasn't to blame] and probably he needed courage to say it. That's why he couldn't say it until now.''

Paul previously said John - who was assassinated in 1980 by a crazed fan - was ''definitely going to leave the band in 1970''.

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Source: Contact Music

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