John Lennon Describes Arduous Album Process For Let It Be in Rediscovered Interview
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.06.2013
Lennon said making Let It Be was hell...
A new interview with John Lennon that followed the recording of Let It Be has been unearthed. The Telegraph has the interview, which was recorded in 1968 with Yoko Ono and Lennon speaking with Village Voice journalist Howard Smith, was found after laying forgotten in Smith's attic for nearly forty years. RR Auction is putting the interview up for sale.
Lennon says in the interview of the Let It Be recording process, "We were going through hell. We often do. It's torture every time we produce anything. The Beatles haven't got any magic you haven't got. We suffer like hell anytime we make anything, and we got each other to contend with. Imagine working with The Beatles, it's tough...There's just tension. It's tense every time the red light goes on." The singer, who also described the LP as a "strange album", continued: "We never really finished it. We didn't really want to do it. Paul was hustling for us to do it. It's The Beatles with their suits off."
The interview will have a minimum bid price of $300 but could go as high as $5,000 - $10,000.