Category Archives: Interview

Paul McCartney is interviewed for Radio Luxembourg

Following the completion of the White Album, The Beatles spent several weeks apart, on holiday or working on their own projects. With the group unable or unwilling to pull together to promote the album, Paul McCartney gave an interview on this day to Radio Luxembourg. Read more »

Lennon and McCartney give interviews in New York

John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference at what was then the Americana Hotel at 155 West 47th Street, New York City, to promote Apple Corps in the United States. Read more »

Paul McCartney justifies Magical Mystery Tour

Generally perceived to be The Beatles' first artistic failure, the Magical Mystery Tour film was disliked by critics and viewers alike. In an effort to explain the group's creation, Paul McCartney gave an television interview to David Frost. Read more »

Press conference: Astor Tower Hotel, Chicago

The day after their arrival in America for their final US tour, The Beatles held a second press conference at the Astor Tower Hotel, Chicago. Inevitably it was dominated with questions about John Lennon's comments that The Beatles' were "more popular than Jesus". Read more »

John Lennon: “We’re more popular than Jesus”

The following article was published in the London Evening Standard newspaper on 4 March 1966. A fascinating portrait of John Lennon's home life, it was written by Maureen Cleave, a close friend to The Beatles.

The piece was headlined "How does a Beatle live? John Lennon lives like this". It grew notorious in later months when Lennon's comments about Christianity - "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity" - were republished around the world. Read more »