Since The Beatles’ breakup in 1970, many fans have blamed Yoko Ono for contributing to the rift that developed between her husband, John Lennon, and his fellow band mates. Now, in a new installment of Us Weekly’s “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” column, Ono insists she wasn’t responsible for the Fab Four’s split.
“I had nothing do with breaking up The Beatles,” she declares in the the 24th entry on her list, adding, “And I think Paul [McCartney] is a pretty cool dude.”
McCartney stood up for Ono during a 2012 interview with the U.K.’s Al Jazeera TV channel, saying, “She certainly didn’t break the group up. I don’t think you can blame her for anything.” Sir Paul also explained that the group was breaking up anyway, and that Ono just showed Lennon “another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave.”
Meanwhile, Yoko also revealed her favorite Beatles album in the “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” feature. “I don’t know if people will hate me for saying this, but I always preferred The White Album to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” she admits. “Don’t get me wrong, I love Pepper’s too, but…”
In her last entry of the list, Ono offers this touching revelation: “Maybe people already know this, but I miss John every day.”
Last week, Yoko released a new album titled Yes, I’m a Witch Too that features remixed versions of many of her songs by a variety of other artists and producers, including her son, Sean Lennon, Sparks, Jack Douglas, Cibo Matto and Peter, Bjorn and John.