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Significant dates in Liverpool break-up history:
April 17, 1970: Paul McCartney releases first solo album in the United Kingdom. It is accompanied by a self-interview, in which McCartney acknowledges, after much speculation, that the Beatles have broken up. He attributes his departure from the band to, among other things, "personal differences, business differences, musical differences."
April 16, 2010: Tom Hicks and George Gillett release official statement in the United Kingdom, announcing, after much speculation, they are selling Liverpool FC. It says, among other things, "Owning Liverpool Football Club over these past three years has been a rewarding and exciting experience for us and our families. Having grown the Club this far we have now decided together to look to sell the Club to owners committed to take the Club through its next level of growth and development."