Yoko Ono has reiterated Paul McCartney’s recent statement that the artist didn’t split up The Beatles and also thanked the Liverpudlian for saying it.
Ono, who has always been associated with, and held responsible for, the most popular band in history’s demise, applauded McCartney and then described him as a “brave man” for doing so.
Talking to The Guardian, Ono said, “I though people knew that I was not responsible, but surprisingly, many people still felt that. He was very brave. So I’d like to say ‘Thank you, Paul. I love you, we love you.’ ”
In October, The Beatles’ bassist told David Frost in a new interview that is aired later this month in Australia that the John Lennon and Ono’s relationship wasn’t the reason for the band’s split.
“She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up,” uttered McCartney. “When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of thing, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave one way or another.”
It was also recently announced that Ono will curate the 2013 Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank theatre with Ono stating, “I would like to make it something refreshing, not about pursuing big names, more about a concept. A strong corner on women, feminism and the plight of women. But I’m happy to give one or two nights where I ask men to say something about themselves.”
Ono will also celebrate her 80th birthday on February 18.