Paul McCartney remembers well the event that marked The Beatles. The musician directly says that John Lennon’s relationship with Yoko Ono was an interference in the band’s space.
In the “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” podcast, Paul McCartney talked about the relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono and how it influenced both the group and McCartney’s friendship with Lennon. The musician did not mince his words and openly said that this relationship was an interference in the band’s space. From this interview, it became clear that the band members were not very thrilled about Ono’s presence in the recording studio.
– John and Yoko had got together and that had to affect the dynamic of the group. Things like Yoko literally being in the middle of the recording session was something that had to be dealt with. The idea was that if John wanted this to happen, then it had to happen. There was no reason not to do it. We would allow it and we wouldn’t make a fuss. But, at the same time, I don’t think any of us particularly liked it. It was an interference in the workplace. We had a way of working. The four of us worked with George Martin. And that was basically it. And we’d always done it that way. So not being very confrontational, I think we just shut it up and got on with it. – McCartney said.