Talk:Break-up of the Beatles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Fact-check request: McCartney's 'quitting of The Beatles'[edit]

I made a change in this article which has been (mostly) reverted to a prior state and I accept that reasons given (non-RS and brevity) have validity. HOWEVER I wish to open Talk for the substance of the changes I had made, namely: It is NOT a fact that McCartney quit or announced his departure from The Beatles on 10 April 1970. Despite having passed via newspapers into 'biographer' history, McCartney does not give notice or announcement of quit in the press-interview that accompanied his solo album. I invite thorough inspection of this and of the Apple Corps statement of the same date. Neither give a quit notification nor announcement on that date. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaelk xsx (talkcontribs) 20:20, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

I reverted to an earlier version with some copy editing because that much detail, particularly quotes, doesn't belong in the lead section which is a summary of the article. Some of the content such as the response from Apple was confusing in ways inaccurate, one of the reasons why beatlesbible.com is not considered a reliable source for Beatles-related articles. If the question is did McCartney specifically use the words "quitting" or "leaving" in the questionaire, no he did not use those exact words, but I don't think it has been disputed by anyone then or now that that is what was being communicated in the press release. Piriczki (talk) 19:07, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Ambiguous phrasing[edit]

"Coupled with his renewed drug use and a deterioration in his marriage and family life, Lennon's personal identity and artistic role within the Beatles was a source of discontent."

I think this is very poorly phrased and somewhat ambiguous; all comments on my replacement sentence are welcomed, because I may be mistaken over who was discontented (but I don't think so). Harfarhs (talk) 17:37, 5 July 2018 (UTC)