Press: Does it bother you that you can't hear what you sing during concerts?
John: No, we don't mind. We've got the
records at home.
Press: How did you find America?
John: Turn left at Greenland.
Press: Are you a mod or a rocker?
Ringo: I'm a mocker.
Press: Are you afraid military service might break up your careers?
John: No. There's no draft in England now. We're
going to let you do our fighting for us.
Press: Are you going to have a leading lady for the film you're about to make?
Paul: We're trying to get the Queen.
She sell in England, you know.
Press: Are you scared when crowds scream at you?
John: More so in Dallas than in other places, perhaps.
Press: Are you wearing wigs or real hair?
George: Our hair's real. What about yours, lady?
Press: Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?
Ringo: I love him. Especially his poems.
Press: Can we look forward to any more Beatle movies?
John: Well, there'll be many more but I don't know whether you
can look forward to them or not.
Press: Did you really use four letter words on the tourists in the Bahamas?
John: What we actually said was "Gosh".
Paul: We may have also said "Heavens!".
John: Couldn't have said that, Paul. More than four letters.
Press: Do any of you have ulcers?
George: None that we've noticed.
Press: Do you have any special message for Dutch youth?
John: Tell them to buy Beatle records.
Press: Do you like topless bathing suits?
Ringo: We've been wearing them for years.
Press: Do you plan to record any anti-war songs?
John: All our songs are anti-war.
Press: Do you worry about smoking in public? Do you think it might set a bad example for your younger fans?
We don't set examples. We smoke because we've always smoked. Kids don't smoke because we do.
They smoke because they want
to. If we changed we'd be putting on an act.
Ringo (whispering): We even drink.
Press: How do you feel about a nightclub called Arthur, named after your hair style?
George: I was proud--until I saw
Press: How do you spend your time when you're cooped up in a hotel room between the shows?
John: We play tennis and
water polo, and hide ourselves from our perol officers.
Press: How do you stand in the draft?
John: About five feet, eleven inches.
Press: How does it feel to be putting on the whole world?
Ringo: We enjoy it.
Paul: We aren't really putting you
George: Just a bit of it.
John: How does it feel to be put on?
Press: How tall are you, Ringo?
Ringo: Two feet, nine inches.
Press: Is it true none of you can read or write music?
Paul: None of us can read or write music. The way we work is
like, we just whistle. John will whistle at me and I'll whistle back at him.
Press: Is it true you can't sing?
John (pointing to George): Not me. Him.
Press: Ringo, how do you manage to find all those parties?
Ringo: I don't know. I just end up at them.
tour we don't get out much. Ringo's always out though.
John: Ringo freelances.
Press: Ringo, what started your practice of wearing four rings at once?
Ringo: Six got to be too heavy.
Press: Ringo, why do you wear two rings on each hand?
Ringo: Because I can't fit them through my nose.
Press: Some people have been calling your work "unamerican". How do you respond to this?
John: Well, that's very observant
Press: The French have not made up their minds about the Beatles. What do you think of them?
John: Oh, we like the
Beatles. They're gear.
Press: Were you worried about the oversized roughnecks who tried to infiltrate the airport crowd on your arrival?
That was us.
Press: What about this campaign in Detroit to stamp out the Beatles?
Paul: We're starting a campaign to stamp out Detroit.
Press: What careers would you individually have chosen had you not become entertainers?
Paul: I dunno. Maybe something
with art in it?
Ringo: A hairdresser.
George: I had a short go at being an electrician's apprentice. But I kept blowing
things up, so I got dumped.
John: No comment.