Today on the Fab Four at Four I'm talking about the break-up.
The break-up of the Beatles has become almost as much of a legend as the band itself or the music they created while together.
The break-up itself was a cumulative process throughout 1969, marked by a public acknowledgement from Paul McCartney in a November 1969 interview. The final announcement that the Beatles had broken up came in a McCartney press release on 10 April 1970.
There were numerous causes for the Beatles' break-up. It was not a single event but a long transition, including the cessation of touring in 1966, and the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in 1967, meaning the Beatles were personally involved in financial and legal conflicts.