Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Beatles in the Studio Recording "And I Love Her" (1964)

Paul McCartney: "Written at Wimpole Street, it was the first ballad I impressed myself with. It's got nice chords in it. George played really good guitar on it. It worked very well. I'm not sure if John worked on that at all. The middle eight is mine. I wrote this on my own. I can see Margaret Asher's upstairs drawing room. I remember playing it there."

Friday, March 04, 2011

Paul McCartney on "You Never Give Me Your Money"

"This was me directly lambasting Allen Klein's attitude to us. No money, just funny paper. All promises and it never works out. It's basically a song about no faith in a person."

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

John Lennon on "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"

"This wasn't to do with the American fans. It was when Paul and I went to America to publicize Apple about two years ago, and we were just in the flat we were staying in and he just came out with that line, 'She came in through the bathroom window.' So, he had it for years, and he eventually finished it. Most of the songs [on the album] were started back then, except for 'You Never Give Me Your Money' and 'Golden Slumbers.'"

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

John Lennon on "Polythene Pam"

"That was me, remembering a little event with a woman in Jersey, and a man who was England's answer to Allen Ginsberg, who gave us our first exposure . . ."

Monday, February 28, 2011

Meta Davies on "Lovely Rita"

"It was in the spring of 1967 that I ticketed Paul's car. He was on a meter showing excess, so I gave him a ten-shilling ticket. I had just put it on when he came along and took it off. He looked at it and, as he walked away, turned back and said, 'Is your name really Meta?' I told him it was, and we chatted for a few minutes. Then he said, 'That would be a good idea for a song, do you mind if I use it?' And that was it. Then, a few months later, I heard 'Lovely Rita' on the radio."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

John Lennon on "When I'm Sixty-Four"

"Paul wrote this when we were in the Cavern. We've just wrote a few more words on it, like 'Granny on your knee, and stuck in 'Vera, Chuck and Dave.' It was just one of those ones that we'd had only got half a song, but this one was quite a hit with us. I think we used to do it in the Cavern when the amps broke down, just sing it around the piano. I would never even dream of writing a song like that."