"Ted Heath was on this TV programme playing the organ. The director’s going, OK, 20 seconds, 19, 18 - it was a live programme - and I suddenly popped up beside him and said, Hello Ted, I hear you’re having to move abroad for tax reasons! He wasn’t too happy about it."
"Basically, most of John’s songs, like Paul’s, were written in the studio. Ringo and me were there all the time. So as the songs were being written, they were being given ideas and structures, particularly by John. As you say, John had a flair for ‘feel.’ But he was very bad at knowing what he wanted to get across. He could play a song and say, ‘It goes like this.’ Then he’d play it again and ask, ‘How does that go?’ Then he’d play it again - totally differently! Also his rhythm was very fluid. He’d miss a beat, or jump beats. And he’d often do something really interesting in an early version of a song. After awhile, I used to make an effort to learn exactly what he was doing the very first time he showed a song to me, so if the next time he’d say, ‘How did that go?’ we’d still have the option of trying what he’d originally played."