Yoko Ono is the champion of new Beatles documentary Get Back
Yoko Ono has shown support for her portrayal in the Beatles’ new documentary Get Back, which fans say dispels claims she was responsible for breaking up the Fab Four.
The Japanese artist, who was married to John Lennon from 1969 until his murder in 1980, has long been accused of breaking up the iconic group – made up of John, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – and of having “ruined” her husband.
The new Disney + documentary covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which carried the working title Get Back, with fans praising Yoko for his “unpretentious” nature in the film – with Yoko showing off his gratitude by retweeting a story about fan reaction.
Justified: Yoko Ono has shown support for her portrayal in the Beatles’ new documentary Get Back, which fans say dispels claims she was responsible for breaking up the Fab Four (pictured with John Lennon in 1970)
This also comes from the fact that the director of the documentary, Peter Jackson, also said that Yoko was not responsible for the separation of the group in 1969.
The Beatles: Get Back took audiences back in time to the intimate recording sessions and exuberant performances of The Beatles at a pivotal moment in musical history.
In the footage from the film, Yoko is seen quietly reading the newspaper and nibbling while the group records around her.
One fan wrote: “I feel like pop culture made Yoko’s situation more tense than it was, she’s just a little scary chatting with Linda.”
Iconic: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are pictured in 1966 – 3 years before the band broke up
Another typed: âThe biggest band in the world to create new songs together, Yoko reads the newspaper. Unbelievable.’
While a third wrote: “Watch ‘Get Back’ and learn how Yoko destroyed the Beatles by sitting quietly, reading the newspaper and sorting her mail.”
Director Peter Jackson also recently told 60 Minutes: âI have no problem with Yoko in the senseâ¦ I can understand from George, Paul and Ringo’s point of view, it’s a little weird.
“But the thing with Yoko, however, that they have to say, is that she doesn’t impose herself.” She writes letters, she reads letters, she does sewing, she does painting, sometimes side art.
âShe never has an opinion on what they’re doing. She never says, ‘Oh, I think the previous take was better than this one.’ It’s a very benign presence and it doesn’t interfere at all.
Paul recently admitted that the upcoming film had “reaffirmed” him that he was not to blame for their separation.
Macca said this month, âIt was so reassuring to me. Because it proves that my main memory of The Beatles was joy and skill.
âThe proof is in the pictures. I embraced the dark side of the Beatles’ breakup and thought, âOh my God, I’m to blame. I knew I wasn’t, but it’s easy when the weather is like that to start to think so.
Couple: Lennon and Ono first met at an art exhibition in London in 1966 and married in 1969, months after she divorced Anthony Cox (pictured November 1980 – a month before John’s murder)
âBut in the back of my mind, there was still this idea that it wasn’t like that, but I needed to see proof of it. There is a great photo Linda [his late ex-wife] took, which is my favorite, of me and John working on a song, beaming with joy. This sequence is the same. The four of us are having fun.
Hailing Lord of the Rings director Jackson’s work on the film, Paul added, âI love it, I have to say because that’s how it was. It just reminds me that – even though we were arguing. , like any family – we loved each other, you know, and it shows in the movie.
“It’s a really warm feeling, and it’s amazing to be backstage with these people, to make this music that turned out to be good.”
In 2018, Paul also ended the rumor that Yoko was to blame for breaking up the Beatles once and for all.
Sir Paul told Howard Stern that he and the other Beatles members found Ono “intrusive”, but that they “respected” her relationship with Lennon.
His Support: New Disney + documentary covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which was tentatively titled Get Back, with fans praising Yoko for his “unpretentious” nature in the film – with Yoko showing gratitude by retweeting a story about fan reaction
âThere was a meeting where John walked in and said, ‘I’m leaving the band,’â he told Stern in a new SiriusXM interview.
âAnd come to think of it, he had reached this stage in his life. We all had.
Speaking to the radio host about Ono and Lennon, Sir Paul said that while the Beatles found the Japanese artist intrusive at the time, he can now see just how much his late bandmate loved him.
âAlthough we thought she was intrusive, because she used to attend recording sessions, and we’ve never had anything like it.
âBut when you think about it, you think, ‘The guy was totally in love with her. And you just gotta respect that. So we did. And I do.’
Support: Fans praised Yoko for her “frosty nature” during the film
Lennon and Ono first met at an art exhibition in London in 1966 and they tied the knot in 1969, months after she divorced Anthony Cox.
They stayed together until he was shot in front of her by Mark David Chapman outside their New York apartment in December 1980.
Ono, who is now 88, lives in a nine-room apartment in New York City and is reportedly in need of 24-hour care due to his frailty.
A trailer released for the film begins with setting up a film crew before moving on to plans for the singing group Don’t Let Me Down.
The caption reads: “In January 1969, a film crew gained unprecedented access to The Beatles at Work document.
âIt resulted in over 57 hours of the group’s most intimate footage ever. The images have been locked in a safe for half a century. Invisible … until now. ‘
In the next cut, the Fab Four are busy writing songs for the new album, which they must have done in just under three weeks.
Paul is then heard enthusiastically saying to the other members: “There is a spectacle!” Once we get over the nerves.
He goes on to say of time pressure to be ready for the show: âThe best of us has always been and always will be when our backs are against the wall. all we have is us!
He finishes showing off the band as they finally prepare to take the stage for the show and play the first notes of the set.
The film showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic quartet.
The show follows the history of the iconic Liverpool group as they plan their first live show in over two years, using never-before-seen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and over 150 hours of never-before-seen audio , all brilliantly restored.
The film traces the writing and rehearsal of 14 new songs, initially intended to be released on an accompanying live album.
The Beatles: Get Back also features other classic songs and compositions featured on the band’s last two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.
The documentary presents – for the first time in its entirety – the Beatles’ latest live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on Savile Row in London.
On January 30, 1969, The Beatles played the last public performance of their career with an unannounced concert hosted from the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row in the office and fashion district of central London.
They were joined by keyboardist Billy Preston, the band played a 42-minute set ending with the conclusion of ‘Get Back’ before Metro Police asked them to turn the volume down.
Wow: On January 30, 1969, The Beatles played the last public performance of their career with an unannounced concert hosted from the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row, in the central London office and borough of the fashion.