Paul McCartney says ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ documentary changed his mind about split

Virgin Radio

15 Nov 2021, 17:12

Pic: Getty

The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about their new documentary.

He says that 'The Beatles: Get Back' has changed his perceptions on the band's split.

The three-part film has been made by Peter Jackson.

It will hit Disney+ later this month and it goes into more detail than ever before about the band.

The new film centres around the making of ‘Let It Be’ and features their final concert as a band, on London’s Savile Row rooftop, in full.

It's set to be a treat for even the most dedicated fan with new information to learn.

Sir Paul told The Sunday Times: "I’ll tell you what is really fabulous about it, it shows the four of us having a ball,”

“It was so reaffirming for me. That was one of the important things about The Beatles, we could make each other laugh.

He continued: “John and I are in this footage doing ‘Two Of Us’ and, for some reason, we’ve decided to do it like ventriloquists. It’s hilarious. It just proves to me that my main memory of the Beatles was the joy and the skill.”

Sir Paul was asked if the footage has changed his perception of the split: “Really yes. And there is proof in the footage. Because I definitely bought into the dark side of The Beatles breaking up and thought, ‘God, I’m to blame.’

"It’s easy, when the climate is going that way, to think that. But at the back of my mind there was this idea that it wasn’t like that. I just needed to see proof.”

The band split after John Lennon told his bandmates that he was leaving them in September 1969.

However the news stayed private, until McCartney announced his debut solo album with a press release, that broke the news of the split to the world.

“We made a decision when The Beatles folded that we weren’t going to pick it up again,” he said. “You talk about how something has come full circle and that’s very satisfying, so let’s not spoil it.”

He adde that in hindsight, he may have reunited with Lennon in later years.

McCartney added: “We could have. And I often now will think, if writing a song, ‘OK, John, I’ll toss it over to you. What line comes next?’ So I’ve got a virtual John that I can use.”

The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ on November 25, 26 and 27.