"I personally do not think that Yoko damaged the Beatles, ..."
The commercial enterprise that was the Beatles was what ultimately drove them apart as the embarrassing collpase of Apple ; their production company.
I take an expanded view on this tempting issue of the part any women play in the corruption of their *celebrity* men, be they Beatles or otherwise.
It depends on the character of the woman as it takes 2 to tango.
Yoko was some spoiled rich Japanese socialite trying to prove she mattered in the internationsal avant garde art scene which means art with a good line of bullshit to go with the package. Lennon bought it and with it the New York "scene" under Yoko's tuteledge. Yoko did ultimately acheive fame for the one unique avant garde art piece she will ever produce ; the "Strawberry Fields" shrine to her celebrity by association of a piece of musical history she lacked any talent to acheive on her own.
She came from money, managed very adroitly Lennon's estate so that it increased ,and Lennon was quite content to let it be.
Yoko got what she wanted though not the way she wanted to get it.
But I challenge anyone to make the case that Yoko would ever have a name worth knowing based upon her aledged artistic talent and family moeny alone.
I dont' blame Yoko for the brake up of the Beatles as it was happening in and off itself. She just worked with it. What does bother me is the line of crap as so-called that we had shoved in our faces expressly because she was Mrs. John Lennon.
"Imagine" , in my opinion, is the most overrated songs of any of Lennon's work and Lennon's talent , unalloyed with MacCartney, was dissipated at best. Considering the body of work after the Beatles one can make their own conclusions of how "inspirational" Yoko was. ;-)
In the end the quality of the work speaks for itself.
In my opinion when she passes her name will immediately change to Yoko Who?
I rest my case