Classic interview, must have been conducted in 1970 or thereabouts.

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Dates 24 May 2013 – 30 May 2013
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We were four guys . . . I met Paul and said ‘You want to join me band?’ you know. Then George joined and then Ringo joined. We were just a band who made it very, very big, that’s all.

Andrew Doran Andrew Doran

I could hear his voice in my head when I read this. I think the original audio of this quote is used at the start of the Anthology 1 album.

I felt as though you worked to justify your existence, but you don’t. You work to exist and vice versa, and that’s it, really.

In “I Am The Walrus” . . . That was the B–side of “Hello, Goodbye,” can you believe it?

We are all in little boxes, and somebody has to go and rip your fuckin’ head open for you to allow something else in.

Yoko has taught me about Duchamp and what he did, which is just out of this world. He would just put a bike wheel on display and he would say this is art, you cunts.

Do you have a picture of “when I’m 64”? No, no. I hope we’re a nice old couple living off the coast of Ireland or something like that—looking at our scrapbook of madness.