The Beatles Break-Up the Fault of More Than Just One Person
When a young kid falls in love with The Beatles, the first common thing to do is to make a little research, and as the time passes, they start making their own opinions about the sad break up of the most famous band in the world.
Imagine a 13 year old kid (let’s say it’s a girl, so the “jealousy” fact can be used in my example) that one day she opened her eyes (or should I say ears?) to the wonderful music of a sixties band called The Beatles. She goes to her mom and asked her ‘Mummy? Why did the Beatles break up?’ and a diehard Paul McCartney’s fan mum says ‘Because Yoko broke them up’ and there it goes a small kid totally believing that Yoko broke up The Beatles.
Even with her mom’s advice to fall for Paul she fell in love with John, and then she hates Yoko a) because she thinks Yoko broke up her brand new favourite band b) because she’s jealous d) because she’s annoyed by Yoko’s voice already.
The year goes by, she’s fourteen now, she read in a website dedicated to his almighty John that Paul sued the band and then released a solo album not even a week after The Beatles’ break up. ‘Mum, I hate your bloody Paul ‘cause he broke up The Beatles’ and she forgets about Yoko for a while because now she hates Paul a) maybe because he’s actually prettier than her b) she was in johnheartpaul and read that John was in love with him and was jealous too c) because he broke up The Beatles.
Another year is over and she’s fifteen now, she read a book that said that George was tired of being a Beatle and was annoyed by all the fans and the hysteria that The Beatles provoked everywhere they went AND he was complaining of not having enough songs released in The Beatles’ albums, he wanted to end up that long nightmare. ‘That bloody Harrison, he broke up The Beatles’ and now, she hates George a) because she preferred John’s rhythm guitar than his lead guitar b) because she didn’t understand all the religious preaching c) he broke up The Beatles.
When she was sixteen she loved “You’re 16” of Ringo Starr and fell in love with him, she was tired of John singing “Oh Yoko” after Yoko breaking up The Beatles, it was ironic in front of her sixteen years old eyes. So she takes a bunch of courage to read that John was the one that wanted to break up The Beatles in first place and now she hated John a) because he loved Yoko b) because she read “John” by Cynthia Lennon (her new hero) c) he broke up The Beatles.
Now can you see how much damage are we causing to the poor kids of the new generations that are starting to love The Beatles?. They end up hating everyone ‘cause everyone broke up The Beatles. We could end up a sad story full of hate by stop looking for someone to blame, The Beatles broke up because they had to break up, call it destiny or a punishment, but it had to happen, even if it hurts, it’s the truth, it happened way before some of us was even born. The Beatles forgave themselves for all the shit they did through their young days and loved each other until the end (and still loving each other ‘til today), why can’t we just love them ALL and accept that it was EVERYONE’S fault in a way or another and we’re not going to win anything by finding the real cause of their break up.
Let’s just make a happy story… “Once upon a time, four handsome boys got together to shake the world at the rhythm of Rock n’ Roll”. And an “And they lived happily ever after”