John Lennon (1964)
We just can’t get out on our own - but we had seventeen years of being able to walk to the shops. Occasionally, one of us slips out on his own and we take a chance there, because people think we travel in fours all the time. When they see us on our own, they often don’t recognize us.
People think fame and money bring freedom, but they don’t. We’re more conscious now of the limitations it places on us rather than the freedom. We still eat the same kind of food as we did before, and have the same friends. You don’t change things like that overnight. We can’t even spend the allowance we get, because there’s nothing to spend it on. What can you spend on in a room?
When you’re on tour, you exist in this kind of vacuum all the time. It’s work, sleep, eat and work again. We work mad hours, really, but none of us would have it any other way. When I look back, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in the business - it seems years to me, now.