British journalist David Wigg interviewed the individual Beatles at various points from December or January to Decemberand excerpts from some of these recordings constitute the album's spoken words.
Major topics in John Lennon's interview include his relationship with Yoko Ono, his peace activism, The Beatles' business affairs a portion of his statement about Brian Epstein 's management is on Anthology 1the nature of God, and the band's break-up and whether they would reunite musically. Shortly after his interview, McCartney met with the other Beatles to decide whether Allen Klein or Lee Eastman would handle the group's affairs.
Having failed to persuade the other Beatles to choose Eastman, McCartney "stormed out of the meeting, resigning from the Apple board". George Harrison discusses the spiritual side of his life, including his seeming destiny to be a Beatle, Hare Krishnameditationdrug use, and whether it is possible for The Beatles to split up. He also discusses business—the British government's anti-monopoly policies and high taxation, and the difference in radio offerings between the United Kingdom and the United States—and his Abbey Road favourites.
Ringo Starr's first interview took place while he was heading to a medical examination required for insurance in anticipation of his work in The Magic Christian. Starr discusses The Beatles' feelings for one another, the band's break-up, how he has spent his money, the ups and downs of fame such as being photographed and asked for autographsreincarnation "I'd like to come back as one of our cats: they have a great time!
But it's not possible: I'll be back here as a human, struggling again, Carnival At The Fair - Various - Children to remember what I forgot last time"and vegetarianism.
Ford also conducted the performances and produced the recordings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Extracts were broadcast over two editions of the series, 4 mins 53 secs on Sunday 11 May, 3.
It was broadcast over two editions of Octopuss Garden - The Beatles / David Wigg - The Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews series, 5 mins 13 secs on Saturday 8 March, 1. It is transmitted on 25 January. In Wigg cashes in on a resurgence of the Beatles' fame and issues this interview, with others, on an album entitled The Beatles Tapes. The Beatles' attempt to stop the release is a failure. This interview with Ringo, from which 6 mins 30 Henry Kaiser - Its A Wonderful Life was included in the Saturday 25 January edition 1.
The entire programme was repeated on Tuesday 28 January, 7. Extracts were broadcast over two editions, 5 mins 20 secs being used on Sunday 29 March and a further 2 mins 15 secs the following week, 5 April, both programmes being transmitted from 3. The Beatles. Pepper cover. Book Category. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.