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."
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
"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
Monday, February 28, 2011
"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
"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."