On 10 April 1970, Paul McCartney announced the end of The Beatles. The band officially split on 31 December 1970. Although tensions within the band had been going on for more than a year nothing of an official break up had been announced. Ringo and George had both left the group for a few days as far back as 1968. John was already doing a lot of solo work. In Johns opinion he felt they could have solo projects and come back every couple of years to record an album as the Beatles.
There was a lot of drama leading up to that fateful day. Without a manger, and their own Apple Corps. in shambles they needed some one to manage all their money. Paul wanted his father in law laws firm, The Eastman's and the other three Beatles were set on Allen Klein.
|"Let it Be", last album by The Beatles|
|"McCartney" first solo album by Paul McCartney|
Ironically the man who seemed to most want to keep the Beatles together back in 1969 was the one who officially quit the band. On April 10th 1970, Paul McCartney released an official statement in advance copies of his 1st solo album "McCartney", and to various news outlets and media. The statement came in the form of a self interview claiming "a break with the Beatles due to personal, musical and business differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family".