Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ringo Starr on Bad Press, 1969

"One minute the press will be all over you, saying, 'Good old Beatles boys,' and then the next, they'll be saying, 'Those dirty old scruffs!'"

Can you put a finger on one of the main turning points?

"Drugs. But there was always a lot before that. It has always depended on the journalist or the paper, you know, how they felt at that time. They can write a story good or they can write it bad. You might find in one paper, it was 'Beatlemania in Bradford,' while in another, 'Beatles Protesters Smash Up Bradford.'"

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