Beatles 50th Coming to America Anniversary: Top 10 Press Conference Quotes


The Beatles were just a group of friends who liked to have a good time and make good music. They were goofballs, they were zooters, they were mooks. They were TMC. A group of guys who can give each other shit and make fun of each other, but when it comes down to it, they are best friends who have each other’s backs with anything. They had the audacity and courage to change the music culture, and TMC is inspired by the Beatles in every way. In honor of their 50th anniversary of coming to America on the Ed Sullivan show, here are the top 10 Beatles quotes from press conferences. The beatles used press conferences to show their personalities to the world, and wow, are they a bunch of goons. Here at the 10 best gems:

Ten. Press: Ringo, why do you wear two rings on each hand?
Ringo: Because I can’t fit them through my nose.

Nine. Press: Do any of you have ulcers?
George: None that we’ve noticed.

Eight. Press: Do you have any special advice for teenagers?
John: Don’t get pimples.

Seven. Press: Recently there has been an article published in Rolling Stone magazine stating that Day Tripper was about a prostitute, and Norwegian Wood was about a lesbian. What was you’re intent when writing these songs?
Paul: We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians.

Six. Press: Are you wearing wigs or real hair?
Ringo: Hey, where’s the police?
Paul: Take her out!
George: Our hair’s real. What about yours, lady?

Five. Press: Does your hair require any special attention?
John: Inattention is the main thing.

Four. Press: Aren’t you tired of all the hocus-pocus? Wouldn’t you rather sit on your fat wallets?
Paul: When we get tired we take fat vacations on our fat wallets.

Three. Press: Does all the adulation from teenage girls affect you?
John: When I feel my head start to swell, I look at Ringo and know perfectly well we’re not supermen.

Two. Press: Who thought up the name Beatles?
Paul: I thought of it.
Press: Why?
Paul: Why not?

One. Press: Do you plan to record any anti-war songs?
John: All our songs are anti-war.

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