Here’s that interview with John Lennon on the occasion of “A Spaniard In the Works” I alluded to in the Beatles and the Aristocracy comment thread. From the June 18th, 1965 edition of the BBC programme “Tonight” hosted by Kenneth Allsop, it’s a real reminder of why Britain needed the Beatles. And how the world will always need them.
“Do you think you’d be published, uh, were you not a Beatle?”
“The pop business is a young man’s world…Do you think that perhaps, uh, writing a book like this, and writing at all, might be an unconscious attempt to win recognition in the adult world?”