10 False Music Facts You Probably Believe

9. Yoko Ono Broke Up The Beatles

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One of the most commonly repeated myths in all of popular music is that conceptual artist and occasional background-screamer Yoko Ono was the primary force in the breakup in the most successful band of all time.

Despite all of the members of the fab four retroactively asserting that this wasn't the case, the myth persists as a warning of what happens when an outside influence poisons a creative process.

The truth is, after a decade of spending an ungodly amount of time together, John, Paul, George, and Ringo had simply started to grow apart. No longer where they wide-eyed novices looking for a way into the burgeoning rock and roll market, the Beatles by this time were adults with lives and aspirations entirely divorced from the group.

Now, that isn't to say that Ono's ever-presence wasn't an issue in the final years of the iconic group's history, but pinning the breakup entirely on an outsider completely ignores the brewing resentment that had been growing between The Beatles for some time.

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