Years after the event: Forty years ago today it was announced that Paul was quitting The Beatles.
How did the other three react?
Lennon to reporter: “You can say I said jokingly, he didn’t quit, he was fired.”
Harrison via friend: “George doesn’t want to talk about it. He wants to be left alone.”
Ringo: “This is all news to me.”
Fans and Apple Scruffs outside 3 Savile Row, London on April 10, 1969.