I didn’t really enjoy writing third person songs about people who lived in concrete flats and things like that.
But because of my hang-ups and many other things; I would only now and then specifically write about me.
When did you know that you were going to be working towards “I don’t believe in Beatles”?
Ono: He was going to have a do it yourself type of thing.
We all used to just go around London in cars and meet each other and talk about music with the Animals and Eric and all that.
I like “Honky Tonk Woman” but I think Mick’s a joke, with all that fag dancing, I always did.
I don’t know how close the others were but I spent a lot of time with Brian and Mick.
I dug them the first time I saw them in whatever that place is they came from, Richmond.
But at the same time you disassociated yourselves from the Maharishi.
If you give me the albums I can tell you exactly who wrote what, and which line.
All our best work — apart from the early days, like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” we wrote together and things like that — we wrote apart always.
Derek’s and Neil’s rooms were always full of junk and whores and who-the-fuck-knows-what, and policemen with it.
I used to be up all night with Derek, whether there was anybody there or not, I could never sleep, such a heavy scene it was.
I was a fool not to do it, not to do what Paul did, which was use it to sell a record.