April 10, 1970: Paul McCartney issued a press statement announcing that he was l…
Written by megarock on April 11, 2019
April 10, 1970: Paul McCartney issued a press statement announcing that he was leaving The Beatles. The statement read, "I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John".
John Lennon, who had left the group in late 1969, but kept it quiet from the public at the request of the other Beatles, was furious. When a reporter called Lennon to comment upon McCartney's resignation, Lennon said, "Paul hasn't left. I sacked him!"