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Paul McCartney: The Beatles tried to reunite in the '70s, but decided not to

Paul McCartney reveals that The Beatles thought about reuniting.

Paul McCartney opened up to Rolling Stone this week, telling the rock mag that the Beatles had considered reuniting back in the 1970s.

“There was talk of re-forming the Beatles a couple of times but it didn't jell, there was not enough passion behind the idea,” said McCartney.

The major reason, according to McCartney was that the band was afraid to ruin their legacy after completing a full creative circle.

Although they never officially got back together, the Fab Four have individually worked together on projects since their breakup in 1970. Both Ringo Starr and McCartney collaborated with George Harrison on his John Lennon tribute “All These Years Ago," and the trio reunited in the studio to record backing tracks for the Lennon recordings "Real Love" and "Free as a Bird" in 1995.

Do you agree with McCartney's reasoning? Would the Beatles have tarnished their reputation as the consensus Greatest Band Ever by 'coming together' a second time?

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