Music | December 8, 2020 6:00 am

Paul McCartney Says New Doc Proves He’s Not Responsible for Breaking Up the Beatles

Sir Paul claims the proof is in Peter Jackson's "Get Back" footage

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Sir Paul McCartney performs at the O2 Arena during his 'Freshen Up' tour, on December 16, 2018 in London, England.
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Peter Jackson’s forthcoming documentary Get Back, which focuses on the story behind the Beatles’ final album Let It Be, will reportedly dispel a lot of rumors about the band’s tumultuous breakup, and in a new interview, Paul McCartney claims that the movie will prove he’s not responsible for the Fab Four’s infamous split.

“It was so reaffirming for me,” McCartney told The Sunday Times. “Because it proves that my main memory of The Beatles was the joy and the skill.”

“The proof is the footage,” he continued. “I bought into the dark side of The Beatles breaking up and thought, ‘Oh God, I’m to blame.’ I knew I wasn’t, but it’s easy when the climate is that way to start thinking so. But at the back of my mind there was always this idea that it wasn’t like that, but I needed to see proof. There’s a great photo Linda took, which is my favorite, of me and John working on a song, glowing with joy. This footage is the same. All four of us having a ball.”

Beatles fans will have to wait until next summer to see the proof for themselves; Get Back is currently scheduled to be released on Aug. 27, 2021.