“Who'd have thought it? ‘The quiet one’ strikes back – with Phil Spector and all those great songs. I had to stay at home for this one. I listened to it for three days running. So many layers, so much simplicity – so much truth!
“Of course, by the last three records and the next ones, we were under the influence of that ol' devil weed – that helped them make it and us take it.
"I took the Liverpool Beatles bus tour recently. For whatever reason, I expected Ringo's house to be the poorest – it might have been – but George's was the darkest, the most depressing… in a cul-de-sac. All Things Must Pass, indeed. George – finally a long-distance runner on his own.
“I saw Ringo on that Produced By George Martin thing. He said to George that he really didn't think a group had any business staying together for more than eight years. He has a point. You know, we expected Paul and John to deliver solo, but George and Ringo were the real dark horses, and boy, could they run!”