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Why The Beatles split in the 1970s

From the 1960s to the 1970s, The Beatles were one of the most influential bands in the world. Here is what led to the band splitting up.

The Beatles black and white YouTube video image
The Beatles black and white YouTube video image

To this day, there is no talking about the biggest rock bands without mentioning The Beatles.

This band, which was comprised of stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, shaped the music industry between the 60s and 70s. 

The band released their debut single 'Love Me Do' in 1962. 

Their debut album was followed by many other successful albums, including 'Abbey Road', 'Revolver', 'Yellow Submarine', and 'Rubber Soul'.  

They enjoyed international superstardom and while millions of their fans still expected much from them, in 1970s, the band announced that it was splitting up. 

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Before calling it quits, they released their final album, 'Let It Be', on 8 May 1970. 

The title track was written by Sir Paul McCartney, inspired by his late mother. 

 "I had a dream in the Sixties where my mum who died came to me in a dream and was reassuring me, saying: 'It's gonna be OK. Just let it be...'" he was quoted as saying in Express

It is this same year the band disbanded, with the members going solo. 

In an interview with The Guardian, Paul dismissed rumours that he led to the band's split. 

“I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny,” he told the publication. 

The singer went on to explain how much he loved the band. “This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue.”

“The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko. John had always wanted to sort of break loose from society because, you know, he was brought up by his Aunt Mimi, who was quite repressive, so he was always looking to break loose,” he said. 

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