Saturday, February 27, 2010

Paul McCartney on Yoko Ono and the Beatles' Break-Up

"We didn't accept Yoko totally, but how many groups do you know who would? It's a joke, like Spinal Tap. You know, I loved John, I was his best mate for a long time. Then the group started to break up. It was very sad. I got the rap as the guy who broke the group up. It wasn't actually true."
-October 1986

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

George Martin on John Lennon's Voice

"It's a funny thing, but John never liked his voice. I don't know why, because I always said he had the greatest of voices, but I guess it's the same problem you have when you wake up in the morning and you shave yourself and you look at your face and say, 'What an awful face.' He was always wanting to distort it, always wanting me to do things to it, to ADT it or double-track it or whatever. 'Don't give me that thing again, George,' he'd say. 'Give me another one.' He was always wanting something different."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

John Lennon on "Mean Mr. Mustard"

"This was just one of those written in India."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

John Lennon on "Hey Bulldog"

"Paul said we should do a real song in the studio, to save wasting time. Could I whip one off? I had a few words at home so I brought them in."