Beatles Quotes

George Martin made us what we were in the studio. He helped us develop a language to talk to other musicians.

My only regret with The Beatles is that I was wrongly advised and signed away my royalties to their records — about half a penny per title but, with them, that would have been an enormous amount.

(Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)… the turning point, something that will stand the test of time as a valid art form: sculpture in music…

With “Sgt. Pepper”, I felt more like a session man because we were interested in making an “album” with strings and brass and “parts”. Everyone says that record is a classic, but it’s not my favorite album.

I think Rubber Soul, really, was the first of the Beatles’ albums which presented a new Beatles to the world. Up till then we had been making albums rather like a collection of singles. Now we were really beginning to think about albums as a bit of art on their own, as entities of their […]

I felt I was playing like #@$%. And those three were really getting on. I had this feeling that nobody loved me; I felt horrible… You know that to play in a band you have to trust each other. (The White Album)

They were rather war-weary during “Beatles For Sale”. One must remember that they’d been battered like mad throughout 1964, and much of 1963. Success is a wonderful thing but it is very, very tiring. They were always on the go. “Beatles for Sale” doesn’t appeal to me very much now, it’s not one of their […]

Who the hell are the Beatles?(Said after his plane was delayed at Heathrow Airport due to the hordes of fans welcoming the Beatles back from an overseas concert.)

That first “Ed Sullivan Show” performance proved a cultural turning point, one of those moments when everything changed, or at least, a point to which one can trace changes in everything from style in its broadest sense (in music, art and fashion, for example) to the way rock ‘n’ roll was marketed and perceived. It […]

Just to show you how wrong one can be: I was in Germany on tour just before “Revolver” came out. I started listening to the album and I got really down because I thought the whole thing was out of tune. Everyone had to reassure me that it was all okay.