Friday, December 04, 2009

Little Richard on the Early Beatles

"Nobody knew them but their mothers. I thought they were a very good group when they performed with me at the Star-Club in Hamburg, but I never thought they were a hit group. I was offered 50 percent of them by Brian Epstein, and I didn't take it. I always thought Paul would make it, and we became good friends because he was a big fan of mine, but I didn't think the group would do it. They were singing my music and Chuck Berry's and some of Elvis's. They would sing 'Love Me Do' every night, 'cause it was going to be their first record. It was really something else when they shook the world."

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