Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Break up






On July 20, 1968, Jane Asher told Simon Dee's on during a televised interview that her relationship with Paul McCartney was over.     On the 21st the press found Paul at his Dad's house in Whirrl and Paul confirmed that what Jane said was true.


I have always felt a little sad for Jane.  Paul moved onto Linda pretty quickly after the break up with Jane.   But it had to have been painful to not only end your engagement but for it to be worldwide news and EVERYONE knew about it.   

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  1. There is this popular misconception that Linda replaced Jane. It was Jane who left Paul but he dilly dallied with Francie Swartz and Maggie McGivern before taking up with Linda several weeks later. Despite knowing all three before the break Paul didn't really seem loathe to give Jane up for any of them, quite strange

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  2. Like the 'P' cufflink... I guess Jane's reason for going on BBC to break the news was so that she jumped the gun on the media when the news leaked. She could tell the world then leave (and hide) and hopefully the scrum would be over by the time she resurfaced.

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  3. sometimes first serious relations just don't make it- perhaps ilfestyle choices changed too much in the McCartney/Asher relation for a permanent bond

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    1. The timing was probably wrong for them and they were very young. Along with the other women, Jane didn't know how long the Beatles fame was going to last - the Beatles themselves didn't even know. It's easy to make comparisons in retrospect, but the 'second' wives led much more normal lives after the Beatles finished. There are always two sides to a story. Paul probably says what suits him, but understandably Jane doesn't want to discuss it

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  4. Im pretty sure that Paul did have Linda in the back of his mind since meeting her. He was probably thinking of a way to be together with her but she lived in America. In the meantime, well, the other girls were...available and there! (MarkZapp)

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    1. Maybe. According to an interview Jane gave, she and Paul were still seeing each other for quite a while after they broke up. She still loved him but he obviously wasn't making her happy and I guess the trust had gone. He was pretty cut up about it, perhaps giving rise to his quote "I'm in love but it's impossible". I think he had to make a choice in order to move on

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    2. plain & simple, he was a stinker toward Jane but that was many years ago with life going on and they have happy marriages now with other people

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  5. Yep. Along came Linda on her white steed to save Paul from himself lol

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