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has set the record straight on 's departure from more than 50 years ago.
In an interview with, the 79-year-old claims he did not instigate the breakup of the iconic band in 1969, as many believed.
According to McCartney, it was Lennon who wanted out.
"Stop right there. I am not the person who instigated the split," the musician told the outlet. "Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said, 'I am leaving the Beatles'. Is that instigating the split, or not?"
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"This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue."
McCartney called the aftermath of Lennon's departure the "most difficult period" of his life as he and fellow bandmates, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, were "left to pick up the pieces".
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The musician also claimed the group was instructed to keep Lennon's departure a secret until the business deals were completed.
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"So for a few months, we had to pretend," he said. "It was weird because we all knew it was the end of the Beatles. But we couldn't just walk away."
Although relations between the pair became strained after the band split, they did manage to repair their friendship prior to Lennon's death in 1980, when he was shot dead in front of his apartment building in New York.
"I'm so glad because it would have been the worst thing in the world to have this great relationship that then soured and he gets killed, so there was some solace in the fact that we got back together. We were good friends," McCartney said in a previous interview with UK talk-show host Jonathan Ross.
Their unbreakable bond was apparent yesterday when McCartneyon what would have been the music icon's 81st birthday.
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