It supposed they weren’t friends after the relationship between Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Now, many years after that, Paul McCartney says that she wasn’t responsible for breaking the band
True or not, Paul McCartney is getting the halo of an authentic gentleman. After years, now he confesses that “So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave (one way or another).” Mr. McCartney, if it’s true now, it might be true five years ago and maybe when the band broke. Why do you keep on silent until now? The answer is very simple but, of course, I will keep on being a gentleman like the ex-Beatle.
In fact, and of course I can be wrong, I’ve always seen Yoko Ono as the bad girl of the film. She was a new world of influences and John Lennon was trapped in it, was it true? I don’t think so, but we must recognize that he became a NYC symbol and the band continued being an English symbol. And, of course, when Lennon was killed by that crazy man, the symbol became a myth for those all movements in the 60’s and the 70’s. Lennon, and maybe Yoko Ono too, were then the anti-system solution to the capitalism and all those kind of things… while the other Beatles continued their careers. The most successful man in the History of Music, Paul McCartney, continued composing and singing like before.. And there is something I could feel in the Olympic Games Ceremony of London: he is the greatest symbol for the English musicians. More than Lennon and the Beatles and lady Ono, in these years, step by step, he was re-constructing and re-modeling his public figure of good guy.
Now, with these words, he has confirmed that he can forgive and forget and he has remembered us that things, so bad as they can be, can learn always something. It was terrible the death of John Lennon and it was terrible when the band broke but, thanks to all those events, we can hear again those songs that, we like or not, are unforgettable for all of us.
I was at a bar –oh strange- with another people in the day of the Ceremony of the Olympic Games. One man a little older than me began to cry while Paul McCartney was singing ‘Hey Jude’. Maybe he remembered better times for him, better times for the Beatles or, simply, those were just better times.
Thanks for being a gentleman, Mr. Paul McCartney.