John Lennon Interview Reveals The Beatles 'Whore' ScandalAired tomorrow...
by Scott Colothan on 12/2/2005
A controversial John Lennon interview dredged up from the archives is set to be broadcast in the UK for the first time.
In the 1970 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Lennon compared life in The Beatles to the debased, corrupt ancient Rome.
He also talked about the darker side of life in the band, saying: "If you couldn't get groupies, we had whores. Whatever was going.
"There were photos of me crawling round on my knees coming out of whorehouses in Amsterdam with people saying: 'Good morning, John.'"
As the BBC reports, he went on to claim that photos and other shocking things never surfaced because the people behind the band didn’t want a “big scandal.”
Frank as ever, he went on to hit out at Paul McCartney saying he became power obsessed once Brian Epstein died, saying: We got fed up of being sidemen to Paul after Brian Epstein died. "Paul took over and supposedly led us. What's leading us when you wander round in circles?"
He continued: "All our best work, apart from the really early ones like 'I Want to Hold Your Hand', were written apart."
The full interview, complete with plenty more startling revelations is to be aired on Radio 4 at 7pm tomorrow evening.
Beatles Breakup: One of the most straightforward, unbiased explanations I've read yet - - Straight Dope
THIS IS CUTE...
Macca wins local radio station call-in quizfrom Nov 21's What Goes On
The question was: "Who took the cover of Paul on his latest album Chaos & Creation in the Back Yard?" The answer was: Paul's brother Mike, who took the shot of his Beatle brother in their backyard in 1962.
Paul seemed happy to be the winner, as the prize was Ringo's latest CD. "Just what I always wanted," said Paul.
to hear a short sound clip
of Paul with Chris Carter on KLSX
Personally, I refuse to install RealPlayer or Real-ANYTHING on my computer, for reasons (many of which I have experienced myself prior to reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling my system a few years ago) detailed thusly: REAL OBNOXIOUS
Mr. McCartney then proceed to give an 18 minute exclusive interview discussing at length all things "Macca" including his current album and tour and singing to our Astronauts in space last week. He even a nice little Bob Dylan impersonation while talking about the Beatles "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away".
This was Paul's second time on Breakfast w/ the Beatles. His first time on the show was featured in his film Back in the US.
• KLSX Breakfast w/ the Beatles
NOTE: Since this was posted, BWTB has found new life at KLOS
• Breakfast w/ the Beatles Blog