The Beatles felt threatened when Yoko Ono joined John Lennon for recording sessions, according to Paul McCartney.
Yoko has often been blamed for breaking up the Fab Four, but the bandmates have always played down the gossip, insisting they were destined to split.
Now, in a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine, McCartney admits it was weird when Lennon’s partner started joining him in the studio, because up until that point, girls had always stayed away.
“(We were) threatened,” he says. ” (She was) sitting on the amps. “Most bands couldn’t handle that. We handled it, but not amazingly well, because we were so tight. We weren’t sexist, but girls didn’t come to the studio; they tended to leave us to it. “When John got with Yoko, she wasn’t in the control room or to the side. It was in the middle of the four of us. “McCartney realised any resistance was “something I had to overcome”.