Secrets behind the Beatles
' split are about to be unveiled, thanks to unearthed interviews with an angry John Lennon
singer sat down with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner
shortly after the Fab Four parted ways and revealed a few home truths about the real reasons behind the split - something the four former Beatles
have rarely spoken about.
The 1970 tapes have been released to US TV news show Entertainment Tonight, which aired Lennon
's comments on Wednesday.
can be heard telling Wenner
, "We sold out... and I felt sick.
He also takes aim at longtime songwriting partner Paul McCartney
, stating, "We got fed up with being sidemen for Paul.
suggests the Beatles
break-up was a long time coming and the "music died
" when they first hit the big time in the early 1960s, adding, "That's why we never improved.
And he was less than happy when his bandmates disrespected and "insulted
" his wife Yoko Ono
, adding, "They despised her... It seemed I had to be happily married to them or Yoko - and I chose Yoko.
goes so far as to suggest that the Beatles
' most peaceful member, George Harrison
, was the one who really drove wedge between Lennon
and the band over his treatment of Ono
He states, "George insulted her right to her face and I didn't hit him, I don't know why. Ringo (Starr) was alright but the other two really gave it to us. I'll never forgive 'em.
Thanks for the report to jam!