Yoko Beatles Breakup : Peter Jackson’s Beatles film will reveal through the ‘Let it Be 55-hour unseen footage’ and let the viewer understand the reasons why the world’s most favourite boy band split.
Peter Jackson’s Beatles film on Let it be 55-hour unseen footage will have the key to most iconic question. Why did Beatles part? What is the Beatles real story? Did Yoko really play a part in breaking up the world’s most iconic boy band ever?
What happened during the 1969 Abbey Road recording that led to the Beatles’ break-up?
These questions are as fresh as they were over four decades ago. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr-led Beatles was the most endeared music band and their breaking up remains one of the most unfortunate moments in Rock and Roll history.
Beatles stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr the individual acts after their break-up continued towards individual careers. While they were still loved and built up cult followings of their own, none reached the same heights as they did in the iconic collaboration. So, what led to the end of the Beatles, the real story? Why was it so grave that they never patched up? Peter Jackson’s Beatles film will shed light.
What caused the Beatles to break-up?
The 55-hour long video footage of the bands recording of their final album carries the secrets to the Beatles’ misfortune. Peter Jackson is set to give us the truth in a positive film on the Abbey Road developments. His documentation will touch the highs and lows of the Abbey Road recording.
So, what is the reason that Peter Jackson will reveal in a Stanley Kubrick like reinterpretation? There are issues that the movie will shed light upon. What caused the Beatles real story of split, it’s one of the most ignored ‘out-in-the-open’ secrets that sadly don’t make for great gossip column pieces.
So, what is the reason that Peter Jackson’s Beatles film will reveal in a Stanley Kubrick like reinterpretation? There are issues that the movie will shed light upon
Peter Jackson’s Beatles film on ambiguity
The break-up of the Beatles real story was a cumulative process marked by rumours of a split and by ambiguous comments by the members themselves regarding their future as a band. In September 1969, Lennon privately informed his bandmates that he was leaving the band. However, there was no public acknowledgement of the break-up until 10 April 1970, when McCartney announced he was also leaving the group.
By 1970, all four members had begun working on solo projects. The Beatles occasionally collaborated in the ensuing years but never all four simultaneously. After Lennon’s death in 1980, the remaining three reunited for the Anthology project in 1994, using unfinished Lennon demos “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” as a basis for new songs recorded and released as the Beatles.
McCartney factor in Peter Jackson’s Beatles film
Effectively estranged from his bandmates and deeply depressed, Paul McCartney had begun making a series of home recordings in London during December 1969. This caused a split with Ringo Starr at Paul McCartney’s house on delay of the release. This is not clear in the Let it be 55-hour unseen footage.
McCartney’s bitterness over this episode contributed to him publicly announcing his departure from the Beatles. Sir Paul has also cited treatment of some songs on the Let It Be album, particularly “The Long and Winding Road“, as another factor, in the 55-hour unseen footage.
Manager Epstein’s death
Another major focus in Peter Jackson’s Beatles film. Brian Epstein had been the man who had discovered and coached the Beatles to fame since 1962. As per Robert Rodriguez, the author who wrote five books on the Beatles, “Epstein believed the Beatles and Epstein said they were the entity the world would fall in love with.”
Epstein was the person who worked in raising the Beatles profile. From their jeans and leather jackets to sharp suits and similar haircuts and getting them into the films, news and TV, all credit goes to the Epstein. Epstein kept the band focused, planned touring dates and studios sessions.
But then in 1967 after the non-stop performance and tours worldwide by the Beatles, manager Epstein unexpectedly died of a barbiturate overdose, later officially declared as the accident. In 1970, John Lennon told the Rolling Stone that “he considered Epstein’s death the beginning of the end for the group.” After three years of Epstein’s death, the Beatles broke up.
John Lennon considered Epstein’s death the beginning of the end for the group.
Evil New Manager?
Peter Jackson’s Beatles film might focus on this issue. Lennon made Allan Klein their financial representative and later appointed him as interim manager. But a conflict started between Klein and Eastmans (McCartney’s in-laws). McCartney vehemently opposed and refused to sign with Klein but was vetoed by other members who supported Klein.
After becoming the in-charge at Beatles Apple Records, Klein fired many employees of the organization including President Ron Kass, and shut down the Apple Electronics business. It is said that Klein withheld royalty payments, stole publishing rights to songs and neglected paying Beatles’ pay the taxes for five years.
The Dreadful Studio atmosphere
And the final dash of hot spice to the concoction of the Beatles real story of parting was the unlikely effect of the environment and atmosphere has on artists. Beatles shooting in the Twickenham Studio witnessed many fights and arguments between the band members which eventually lead to irreconcilable differences.
John Lennon had once explained how Twickenham’s atmosphere contributed to the Beatles breakup, “It was a dreadful, dreadful feeling in Twickenham studio. . . I just wanted to go away,” he said. “You couldn’t make music at eight in the morning, or ten or whatever it was, in a strange place with people filming you, and the colored lights.”
The rest will be crystal clear when Peter Jackson’s Beatles film is out in the open.