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12 Seriously Painful Band Breakups

Purple Clover Logo By John Birmingham of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 13: <p>This week in 1969, just before the release of "Abbey Road," John Lennon told Paul, George and Ringo that he was leaving the Beatles. It was the first decisive move in a bitter split that wouldn't become public until the following April. Click through for stories behind that and 11 other tumultuous breakups of classic bands.</p>

The Bitter End

This week in 1969, just before the release of "Abbey Road," John Lennon told Paul, George and Ringo that he was leaving the Beatles. It was the first decisive move in a bitter split that wouldn't become public until the following April. Click through for stories behind that and 11 other tumultuous breakups of classic bands.

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