When the biggest band in British musical history, the Beatles, broke up in 1970, fans pointed the finger at co-lead vocalist Paul McCartney.
Now, more than half a century later, McCartney has revealed it was, in fact, John Lennon who instigated the split.
In an upcoming interview on BBC Radio 4, he told journalist John Wilson: "John walked into the room one day and said, 'I'm leaving the Beatles.' And he said, 'It's quite thrilling. It's rather like a divorce.' And then we were left to pick up the pieces," McCartney said in a preview that aired on the station's Today program Monday.
While Wilson highlighted that McCartney was the one to sue his bandmates to end the business partnership, he also said being blamed for the band's breakup had "frustrated McCartney for half a century."