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Paul McCartney opens about John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the film he turned down

The singer also spoke about the band’s infamous break-up, says Lennon was the one who wanted out.

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In a candid interview, Paul McCartney opens about John Lennon leaving The Beatles, the “intrusive” Yoko Ono, and a film he turned down.

McCartney, 76, discussed the legendary band with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show on Wednesday, and they got to the endless discussions about who wrote that song: Lennon or McCartney?

“I know exactly what you mean, and not to be a total p— off sometimes,” McCartney said. “But then they still talk about me.”

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The singer also spoke about the band’s infamous break-up, says Lennon was the one who wanted out.

“There was a meeting where John came in and said,” I’m leaving the group.” And looking back on it, he had reached that stage in his life. We all had,” McCartney said.

The legendary singer said Yoko Ono was a bit “intrusive”, but said that he believed Lennon was really in love with her.

“We thought she was pushy because she used to sit in on the recording sessions and we’d never had anything like that. But looking back on it, you think, ‘The man was completely in love with her. And you’ve just got to respect that.’ So we did that. And that’s what I do,” he said.

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McCartney also revealed that he was approached by Franco Zeffirelli to play Romeo in the 1968 film “Romeo and Juliet.” The legendary singer said he was “flattered”, but put down the role.

McCartney wrapped the interview by talking about his new album, “Egypt Station,” and his love for the touring.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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