March 25, 2013 11:25

Paul McCartney: 'We were all cheesed off when Yoko Ono first came into the studio'

The Beatles man opens up about his sessions with the Fab Four

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Paul McCartney has admitted Yoko Ono's presence in the studio during The Beatles' recording sessions infuriated the Fab Four.

The legend admitted things were tricky when John Lennon and Ono first met and it did frustrate the band at the time. He told Q Magazine: "Because we'd been such a tight-knit group, the fact that John was getting pretty serious about Yoko at that time, I can see now that he was enjoying his newfound freedom and getting excited by it.

"But when she turned up at the studio and sat in the middle of us, doing nothing I still admit now that we were all cheesed off. But looking back on it - [me and Yoko] have talked about this - I think she realises it must have been a shock for us. But lots of things that went down were good for us, really. At the time though, we certainly did not think that."

Despite his comments, McCartney previously denied that she was responsible for splitting the band and instead placed more of the blame of The Beatles break-up on businessman Allen Klein, who succeeded manager Brian Epstein following his death in 1967. McCartney also said that without the support of Ono, he believes Lennon would not have written songs such as 'Imagine'. Ono has since thanked McCartney for finally putting the issue to rest and described him as a "brave man".

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