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Who doesn’t know The Beatles? That English rock band regarded as the ‘greatest and most influential act of the rock era’ in 1960s. The Fab Four composed of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Even kids way beyond their time know their songs. That’s how popular they were.
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.
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 you worry about smoking in public? Do you think it might set a bad example for your younger fans?
George: 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: 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: Who thought up the name Beatles?
Paul: I thought of it.
Paul: Why not?
Press: Would you like to walk down the street without being recognized?
John: We used to do this with no money in our pockets. There’s no point in it. (Source)
But not everyone knows the other side of The Beatles: how humorously cheeky they can get when answering questions on press conferences. These guys were not limited to composing songs, they were funny and sarcastic at the same time. Here are some of their witty responses that might make you remember The Beatles all the more. (h/t: reddit)
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