29 November 2012
Ron Nasty said
I don’t know whether my opinion is needed here. @meanmistermustard has done a magnificent job stating the facts, and others have posted my previously stated agreement with mmm’s view. In the end it is quite simple, I can find an initial source for every famous John quote. I can google a quote and find it’s source. For such a famous “supposed” quote, there is no source, there is no named interview. The line was from Jasper Carrot, kudos for getting such a great line accepted into Beatles’ mythology!
Exactly. Same with that insipid quote attributed to John about an essay he wrote in school where he supposedly said he wanted to be “happy” when he grew up and he told the teacher she didn’t understand “life.” NEVER said it.
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6 August 2017
Turns out it wasn’t even Jasper Carrott’s joke after all…
“Ringo wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles.” Never said by John Lennon . Jasper Carrott’s office claimed it as 1983 gag; proof now it was said earlier, in BBC comedy Radio Active in Oct 1981. File here. Voice by Philip Pope. Written by Geoffrey Perkins. Not by John Lennon . pic.twitter.com/qSayztoKkw
— Mark Lewisohn (@marklewisohn) September 11, 2018
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14 June 2016
Well, there you go. Never knew that – thanks for clearing that up. You learn something every day.
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