Yoko Ono‘s name has been stripped of a tired old tale that she was solely responsible for breaking up the Beatles … at least according to Yoko Ono and maybe Peter Jackson.
John Lennon’s widow tweeted an article summarizing Beatles fanatic theories that Yoko was indeed confirmed in the new three-part “Get Back” documentary just released on Disney + … It Be ‘movie in 1970.
The first part of the 8-hour saga was released a few days ago, and so far … people point out how humble Yoko is during rehearsals in 1969 at Twickenham Film Studios.
While she is very present at many of her jam sessions – she makes herself comfortable right next door John and sitting among the other band members – she has often seen her minding her own business … be it knitting, writing, reading the newspaper or just eating / drinking or rolling joints.
PJ – who was tapped to re-search the footage and who has spent the past few years putting it together on a new project – even remarked in a recent interview with 60 Minutes that Yoko never shared her own opinion or her opinion on it imposed what the boys did … at least from what he’d seen.
Of course, there are still some who think there is no denying that she played a role in the fall of the Beatles … reunited for their last album.
That doesn’t hold up, however … because as the new doc shows, there were a lot of people hanging around that month, including Paul’s girlfriend at the time, Linda, and her child – plus some of George‘s friends and others who just sat down and (apparently) took in everything calmly.
Sometime during the first few hours of Get Back Paul was filmed and said … “It’s going to be such an amazing, weird thing in 50 years … they broke up because Yoko was on an amplifier.”
PM himself admitted that Yoko was not to blame … and neither was anyone else. That is … he seemed to be laying some direct guilt on John himself, displacing the idea that Paul wanted everyone to go their own way.
The Doc portrays Paul fighting hard to hold it all together – demanding that they become more organized and timely, while finding many of the iconic tunes for “LIB” – despite a number of forces that seemed to signal. .. their time was running out.
By the way, it’s not all doom and gloom – apparently many happy moments are shown during this time … which also changes the story a little.