“I kept saying, No, no, no,” to everything he said,” he told the publication. “So it came to a point where I had to say something, of course, and Paul said, ‘What do you mean?’
“I said to Paul, ‘I mean the group is over, I’m leaving.’”
Lennon said both McCartney and Klein were pleased he wasn’t going to make the announcement publicly, with the former saying: “Oh, that means nothing really happened if you’re not going to say anything.”
“Like anybody when you say divorce, their face goes all sorts of colours,” Lennon remembered.