After almost 40 years of speculation, John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has finally dispelled the myths surrounding The Beatles' break-up. Ono, who has been often accused of being a major factor in the band's demise, has set the record straight.
“The Beatles were a group made up of four very complex men, and my small hand could not have broken these men up,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“They broke up because they had reached an end, but in doing so they all also created new wonderful beginnings,” she added.Already an acclaimed avant-garde artist and musician, Ono said she was hated by the whole world for many years.
“When I met John, I was blamed for breaking up the Beatles, I was blamed for ruining John and I was painted as a dragon. I had to deal with that. John had to deal with that. I could have turned and ran, but that was never an option,” she said.
“People didn’t speak to me or they were just rude to my face. It did hurt and it was tough, but I always kept my focus on the bigger picture,” she added.
“Every day I told myself I was a lucky person because I’d met the man I loved, I wasn’t starving, I wasn’t ill, there was no bomb in my house. I just had to get through it, and it was a great learning curve, because I had to find my own strength inside of me, inside of the two of us,” said Ono.