Paul McCartney Reveals Yoko Ono’s Presence in the Studio Was ‘Disturbing’

Paul McCartney Reveals Yoko Ono’s Presence in the Studio Was ‘Disturbing’ | Society Of Rock Videos

via Joe Wisbey / YouTube

In a recent episode of his podcast, McCartney: A Life in Lyrics, Paul McCartney delved into the Beatles’ complex relationship with Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s partner, during the recording of Let It Be. McCartney admitted that Ono’s presence in the studio was “disturbing” for the band.

During the conversation with Irish poet Paul Muldoon, McCartney reflected on how challenging it was for the band to have Yoko Ono literally in the midst of their recording sessions.

Acknowledging the discomfort her presence caused, he confessed:

“I don’t think any of us particularly liked it.”

McCartney further explained:

“The idea was that if John wanted this to happen, then it should happen. And there was no reason why not.”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Grita Radio (@gritaradio)

However, he emphasized that her presence proved to be a distraction for the band, interfering with their creative process.

McCartney added:

“Anything that disturbs us is disturbing. It was an interference in the workplace. … So not being very confrontational, we just bottled it up and just got on with it.”

Let It Be, the album on which they were working during this period, eventually became the final Beatles album released before their official split in 1970, marking the end of an era in music history.

McCartney’s podcast, A Life in Lyrics

The podcast offers listeners a unique insight into his songwriting process. In each episode, he and Muldoon dissect the inspiration behind some of McCartney’s most iconic songs, exploring the people, experiences, and art that influenced his music. The conversations provide a raw and unfiltered look into McCartney’s creative world, shedding light on the stories behind the songs that have become timeless classics.

The podcast has gained attention not just for its musical revelations but also for McCartney’s candid discussions about the challenges the Beatles faced, including the complexities of their relationships, making it a must-listen for fans seeking an intimate glimpse into the life and thoughts of one of the greatest musicians of all time.

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

Premium Partners

Society of Rock partner World War Wings
Society of Rock partner Daily Rock Box
Society of Rock partner Country Music Nation
Society of Rock partner Country Rebel
Society of Rock partner I Love Classic Rock
Society of Rock partner Rock Pasta

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.