Interviewer: Is it [The Beatles] supposed to mean the crawly-crawly…
John: Well, you ought to see us at night.

Interviewer: Is it [The Beatles] supposed to mean the crawly-crawly…

John: Well, you ought to see us at night.

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Interviewer: George, they tell me that you arrived in London the other day and only two people turned up.
John: THREE!

Interviewer: George, they tell me that you arrived in London the other day and only two people turned up.

John: THREE!

John: We loved him, and he was one of us.George: You can’t pay tribute in words.
On the death of Brian Epstein, August 1967

John: We loved him, and he was one of us.

George: You can’t pay tribute in words.

On the death of Brian Epstein, August 1967

Paul: (bad American accent) And we’ll be back in the US of A around the time our film comes out in August, folks. 
Ringo: That didn’t sound a bit American.
Paul: Well, nobody’ll ever know that when they read it in the book, will they?
Ringo: Go on, then. Talk about the film in an American accent.
Paul: Okay. It’ll be finished by the middle of May and it will be made in colour.
Ringo: There you are. I told you they’d be able to tell.
Paul: How do you mean?
Ringo: I distinctly heard you say c-o-l-o-u-r instead of c-o-l-o-r.
Paul and Ringo interviewing each other for The Beatles Book Monthly, March 1965.

Paul: (bad American accent) And we’ll be back in the US of A around the time our film comes out in August, folks. 

Ringo: That didn’t sound a bit American.

Paul: Well, nobody’ll ever know that when they read it in the book, will they?

Ringo: Go on, then. Talk about the film in an American accent.

Paul: Okay. It’ll be finished by the middle of May and it will be made in colour.

Ringo: There you are. I told you they’d be able to tell.

Paul: How do you mean?

Ringo: I distinctly heard you say c-o-l-o-u-r instead of c-o-l-o-r.

Paul and Ringo interviewing each other for The Beatles Book Monthly, March 1965.

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!
Inner View, 29 August 1977

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!

Inner View, 29 August 1977

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.

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.

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.

Interviewer: Well, now that you’re back, you’re out of the Top Ten for the first time for a long time.John: (gasps dramatically)
BBC Grandstand, 22 February 1964

Interviewer: Well, now that you’re back, you’re out of the Top Ten for the first time for a long time.

John: (gasps dramatically)

BBC Grandstand, 22 February 1964

(Source: BBC)

Interviewer: Ringo, would you nominate the others as part of your cabinet [if you were president]?
Ringo: Well, I’d have to, wouldn’t I?
George: I could be the door.
John: I could be the cupboard.
San Francisco press conference, 18th August 1964

Interviewer: Ringo, would you nominate the others as part of your cabinet [if you were president]?

Ringo: Well, I’d have to, wouldn’t I?

George: I could be the door.

John: I could be the cupboard.

San Francisco press conference, 18th August 1964