From this moment on I know
Exactly where my life will go
Seems that all I really was doing
Was waiting for love
“Well, I was hurt by George’s book, “I, Me, Mine” — so this message will go to him. He put a book out privately on his life that, by glaring omission, says that my influence on his life is absolutely zilch and nil. In his book, which is purportedly this clarity of vision of his influence on each song he wrote, he remembers every two-bit sax player or guitarist he met in subsequent years. I’m not in the book. ” (John Lennon, 1980 Playboy Interview)
“Living with good and bad / I always looked up to you
Now we’re left cold and sad / by someone the devil’s best friend
Someone who offended all”
(George Harrison – All Those Years Ago 1981, Somewhere In England)
“Did you ever take me in your arms, look me in the eye, tell me that you do?
Did I ever open up my heart, let you look inside?
If I never did it, I was only waiting, for a better moment that didn’t come
There never could be a better moment, than this one, this one”
Paul McCartney – This One (Artwork by Fiona Fu)
“Lady Madonna started off as the Virgin Mary, the it was a working-class woman, of which obviously there’s millions in Liverpool. (…) So the original concept was the Virgin Mary but it quickly became symbolic of every woman; the Madonna image but as applied to ordinary working-class woman. It’s really a tribute to the mother figure, it’s a tribute to women.”
Paul McCartney (illustration by Alan Aldridge)
“I WILL it’s pretty smoochy stuff. We have to do it. That’s why there’s a great variety on this LP and in everthing we do. We just haven’t got one bag. On one hand you’ll get “I Will” and then you’ll get “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”. It’s me feeling both of them, the same feller, and I wrote both. I can’t explain it, but there we are”.
Paul McCartney NME 30/11/1968
“Paul’s Mystery Tour scenario was achingly simplistic. It was diagrammed on a single sheet of paper he’d first shown to Brian Epstein back in May. The entire blueprint was contained in a circle divided into eight segments labeled as follows :
1. Commercial introduction. Get on coach. Courier introduces. 2. Coach people meet each other / (Song, Fool On The Hill?) 3. marathon – laboratory sequence 4. smiling faces. LUNCH. mangoes, tropical (magician) 5. and 6: Dreams 7. Stripper & band 8. Song
(From Bob Spitz, The Beatles)