Ringo Starr Reflects on Making A Hard Day's Night Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.03.2014
The Beatles drummer says it was "mad, but incredible"...
Ringo Starr spoke with Billboard commemorating the fiftieth anniversay of A Hard Day's Night. Check out the highlights:
On the movie: "I mean, we were in a movie, man. We were making a movie! Four guys from Liverpool making a movie -- it was so great. I loved it, and as you can tell I loved it because the next movie ('Help!') was sort of based around me, based around the ring and Kaili."
On the experience of making the film: "It was a really exciting thing to do. We were making records and, wow, the records were taking off and then we're playing to bigger and bigger audiences and that's taking off, and now we're doing a movie. It was mad... but it was incredible."
On the various Beatles 50th anniversary celebrations this year: "It's just been one of those incredible years. I mean, how incredible that it's 50 years since we landed in New York and Paul and I did the Grammys and... It's massive! But it's interesting -- when I was in New York, in the hotel, I took a photo of outside the Plaza and there's nobody there, when the last time we were there it was like thousands of people outside. So things have changed."