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Paul McCartney has been doing a lot of press as of late in promotion of his new book The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present and, as a result, he’s been making headlines due to his various revelations.

His latest revelation came during a book launch event that took place on November 5 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. According to NME, he was asked during a Q&A portion of the event what the biggest misconception was about “being Paul McCartney.”

Sir Paul gave an interesting response saying, “I think the biggest misconception at the end of The Beatles was that I broke The Beatles up, and I lived with that for quite a while. Once a headline’s out there, it sticks. That was a big one – and I’ve only finally just gotten over it.”

Macca has touched on the Beatles' infamous split as of late saying in a BBC Radio 4 interview in October, “I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny coming in one day and saying ‘I’m leaving the group.'”

McCartney would further note the Beatles could have gone on for a number of years more had it not been for Lennon’s desire to leave saying, “It could have been. The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko. John had always wanted to sort of break loose from society because, you know, he was brought up by his Aunt Mimi, who was quite repressive, so he was always looking to break loose…[John] wanted to go in a bag and lie in bed for a week in Amsterdam for peace. And you couldn’t argue with that. [John and Yoko] were a great couple. There was huge strength there.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.