Yoko Ono‘s been cleansed of a tired old fiction that she was solely responsible for the breakup of the Beatles … at least according to Yoko Ono, and perhaps Peter Jackson.
John Lennon’s widow tweeted an article summarizing Beatles fan theories that Yoko is, in fact, avenged in the new 3-part docuseries “Get Back” that was just released on Disney + … which features many Invisible BTS footage from their ‘Let It Be’ in 1970.
The first part of the 8-hour saga was released a few days ago, and so far … people are pointing out how unassuming Yoko is during rehearsals in 1969 at Twickenham Film Studios.
Although she is very present during many of their jam sessions – she entertains right next to John and sitting amongst the other band members – they’ve often seen her go about her business … whether it’s knitting, writing, reading newspapers or just eating / drinking or rolling joints.
PJ – who was chosen to go through the footage again and who has spent the last few years putting together a new project from it all – also noted in a recent “60 Minutes” interview that Yoko has never really imposed herself or her opinions. about what the boys were doing … at least from what he had seen.
Of course, there are still some who think there is no denying that he played a role in the Beatles’ demise … claiming that his mere presence proved a distraction to John, who many say was mentally controlled when they reunited for. their latest album.
That doesn’t hold up though … because as the new document shows, there were a lot of people who were around that month, including Paul’s then GF, Linda, and his son – plus some of Georgefriends and others, who just sat and took everything (apparently) in silence.
At some point during the early hours of “Get Back”, Paul was filmed saying … “It’s going to be such an amazing and comical thing in 50 years … they broke up because Yoko sat on an amplifier.”
The Prime Minister himself acknowledged that Yoko is not to blame … nor is anyone else, really. That said … he appeared to lay down a bit direct fault on John himself, rejecting the idea that Paul wanted everyone to go their separate ways.
The documentary depicts Paul struggling hard to keep everything together, asking them to be more organized and on schedule, while at the same time coming up with many of the iconic melodies for “LIB” – despite a number of forces that seemed to signal. .. their time was drawing to a close.
By the way, it’s not all bad and sad – as it turns out, there are a lot of happy moments shown during this period … which changes the story a bit too.