On this day, in 1970, Sir Paul McCartney announced the split of The Beatles, due to ‘musical differences’ causing a reported conflict between members.

The break up came 7 years and 12 records since the formation of the band, and 13 years after Paul McCartney was approached by a young John Lennon after a Quarrymen gig in Liverpool (John Lennon’s band prior to The Beatles). Paul was playing his guitar backstage, as soon as John heard his playing, John was ‘impressed by his talent’ and asked him to join the Quarrymen. This, marked the birth of one of the biggest, and most influential pop groups in musical history to date.

32 years on, the ex Jam front man, musical genious, Paul Weller becomes the latest to share his opinion on Saturday night ‘Talent shows’, telling the Radio Times he would be ’embarrassed to take part’.

With yet another addition to…

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