NAMES IN THE NEWS : McCartney Recalls Beatles Split

From Times Wire Services

Paul McCartney says he dreaded giving interviews after the Beatles broke up 20 years ago.

The worst question to be asked then was “Are you happy?” McCartney said in an interview for CBS News’ “48 Hours,” to be broadcast Thursday.

“I’d go ‘yes (sobbing) I’m happy’ and I felt I was going to break down, lying through (my) teeth.”

He compared the breakup to the end of a marriage.


“I didn’t get up for a long time,” he said. “I didn’t shave for a long time. I drank a little.”