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Old Jul 13, 2001, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Beatles quotes from press conferences

Question: Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?

Ringo: He`s great. Especially his poems.

Question: What do you think of the criticism that you`re not very good?

George: We`re not.

Question: What did you think when your airliner`s engine began smoking as you landed today?

Ringo: Beatles, women and children first!

Question: Do you date much?

Ringo: What are you doing tonight?

Question: What do you do when you`re cooped up in a hotel room between shows?

George: We ice skate.

Question: Would you like to walk down the street without being recognised?

John: We used to do this with no money in our pockets, there`s no point in it.

Question: Are you scared when crowds scream at you?

John: More so in Dallas than in other places.

Question: What`s this about an annual illness, George?

George: I get cancer every year.

Question: Do you plan to record any anti-war songs?

John: All our songs are anti-war.

Question: 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.

Question: The French have not made their mind up about the Beatles. What do you think of them?

Paul: Oh, WE like the Beatles, they`re gear!

Question: Girls rushed towards my car because it had press identification and they thought I met you. How do you explain this phenomenon?

John: You`re lovely to look at!

Question: Does it make you feel like caged animals, staying in your hotel rooms except for concerts?

John: No, we feed ourselves.

Question: Were you worried about the oversized roughnecks who tried to infiltrate the airport crowd on your arrival?

Ringo: That was us!

Question: There`s a "stamp out the Beatles movement" underway in Detroit. What are you going to do about it?

Paul: We`re going to start a campaign to stamp out Detroit.

Question: Who of you thought up the name "Beatles"?

Paul: I thought of it.

Question: Why?

Paul: Why not?

Question: How do you feel about the invasion of your privacy all the time?

Ringo: The only time it bothers us, is when they get us down to the floor and really mangle us!

Question: Who in the world would the Beatles like to meet more in the world than anybody else?

Ringo: The real Santa Claus.

Question: Is your popularity beginning to taper off?

Paul: I agree that our popularity has hit a peak. But I also agree with a man who said the same thing last year. And we were both wrong!

Question: Do you have any special advice for teenagers?

John: Don`t get pimples.

Question: Sorry to interupt you while you are eating, but what do you think you will be doing in five years time, when all this is over?

Ringo: Still eating.

Question: Has success spoiled the Beatles?

Paul: The great thing about it is that you don`t have big worries anymore, when you`ve got were we have - only little ones, like whether the plane is going to crash.

Question: What excuses do you have for your collarlength hair?

John: Well, it just grows out yer head!

Question: How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?

John: They are not imitating us, because we don`t wear Beatle wigs.

Question: 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?

Question: Are you going to get haircuts over in America?

Ringo: What do you mean? We got them yesterday!

Question: Does your hair require any special attention?

John: Inattention is the main thing.

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