Quotes By Others About The Beatles (page 3)

"We were very influenced by The Beatles, no question."
Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees

"I'll be honest. We copied everyone... the Beatles, the Bachelors. It was the only way people would even listen to you."
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees

"We loved the Beatles and they loved The Byrds, and we were sharing influences."
Roger McGuinn of the Byrds

"John (Lennon) and I agreed Be-Bop-A-Lula was our favourite 50s rock record."
Roger McGuinn of the Byrds

"My big love was the Beatles. I was more into music."
Gary Oldman

"My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!"
Johnny Ramone of the Ramones

"I've never been a big Beatles fan. Of Ringo, yes, but not of the music."
Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones

"And I said, 'Why not? It's the truth! Why can't I say I'm a Beatles fan?' I used to get criticized for that."
Buck Owens

"Wasn't it a millionaire who said "Imagine no possessions"?"
Elvis Costello, in the song 'The Other Side of Summer'

"John (Lennon) and George (Harrison) were very quiet, but Ringo (Starr) and Paul (McCartney) were more active and easier to get to know. It was just something to be with those cats."
Bobby Hebb of `Sunny' fame

"Lennon and McCartney were superb composers -- their songs were brilliant and remain brilliant."
Martin Goldsmith, author

"Even the Beatles found it hard to escape their image; they were trapped by it."
Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads

"When I was a kid, I went through a lot of musical phases, and one was when I'd learn everything that The Beatles ever recorded. After I started drums, I fell in love with their music so much that I just wanted to learn everything."
Eric Carr of KISS

"So whenever I hear The Beatles I always feel I've got a lot in common with everybody else."
Robyn Hitchcock

"Despite his alleged shortcomings, it was still shabby treatment for Pete... the most underhand, unfortunate and unforgivable chapter in The Beatles' rise to monumental power."
Mark Lewisohn on the firing of drummer Pete Best

"You can't love music without loving the Beatles."
Nick Cannon

"I wouldn't know how I would have coped with The Beatles' sort of fame."
Noel Redding of Jimi Hendrix Experience

"I just got into the Beatles a couple years ago, you know, I like it."
Ziggy Marley

"Lennon was right. And we are bigger than Jesus. We will be as big as the Beatles, if not bigger."
Liam Gallagher of Oasis

"If I were in the Beatles, I'd be a good George Harrison."
Noel Gallagher of Oasis

"With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles. The thing is, they only got there before me. If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon, I'd have been up there."
Noel Gallagher of Oasis

"I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis."
Brian May of Queen

"Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles; they actually take stuff. Then they get praised."
Lenny Kravitz

"While the music is performed, the cameras linger savagely over the faces of the audience. What a bottomless chasm of vacuity they reveal! Those who flock round the Beatles, who scream themselves into hysteria, whose vacant faces flicker over the TV screen, are the least fortunate of their generation, the dull, the idle, the failures... "
Paul Johnson

"I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic."
Billy Sherwood

“I’ve been a fan my whole life, … When I started out, the bad boys liked the Stones and the good people liked the Beatles. I appreciate the Beatles now, but back then I didn’t. I thought they were too poppy.”
John Flynn

"John Lennon has been my idol all my life but he's dead wrong about revolution... find a representative of gluttony or oppression and blow the motherf*ckers head off."
Kurt Cobain

“You don’t get the Beatles’ version of Penny Lane being used in a cheap advertisement. They make sure the Beatles’ recorded music is not damaged, and that’s a good thing.”
Keith Badman

“John Lennon, Jesus is bigger than The Beatles.”
A.J. Chilson

"When John Lennon and Harry Nilsson used to argue politics, I was sitting right in the middle of them, and I was the guy who was going 'I don't care.' "
Alice Cooper

“There was so much excitement for music at the time, and much of it had to do with the Beatles. The Beatles inspired probably more bands than we will ever know, and they certainly inspired me.”
Curtis Remington

“The thing about Beatles music is that everybody knows it. If you play Beatles music, the audience is already there, and they’re waiting to be entertained by you. All of a sudden, they’re transformed to another place.”
Curtis Remington

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