Interviewer: Murray The K was giving ‘where they are’, ‘how many more miles left’. And literally in New York, the city stood still.
Ringo: On the airplane, I felt New York. It was like an octopus grabbing the plane, you know? It was like, I mean, I was just sitting on this plane. I could feel like tentacles coming up to the plane; it was so exciting. And the first time in New York… It was exciting! I mean, we’d pulled big crowds and we’d had big airport receptions, but of course America is bigger than anywhere else in Europe, so therefore the crowds are bigger. So we got off the plane, and we were used to ten, twelve thousand people, you know. It must have been four billion people out there, I mean, it was just crazy! It was fantastic!
Paul: There’s a power in John’s voice there that certainly hasn’t been equalled since. And I know exactly why— It’s because he worked his bollocks off that day. We left ‘Twist And Shout’ until the very last thing because we knew there was one take.
John: The more interesting songs to me were the black ones because they were more simple. They sort of said ‘shake your arse’, or your prick, which was an innovation really. The blacks were singing directly and immediately about their pain, and also about sex, which is why I like it.