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Quotes of the Day for 7 February 2004 – The Beatles

"It was twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play." So went The Beatles' 1967 hit. Well, it was forty years ago today that the four lads from Liverpool stepped off the Yankee Clipper at Kennedy Airport (only renamed six weeks earlier) for their first visit to the US.

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The quotes:

We reckoned we could make it because there were four of us. None of us could've made it alone, because Paul wasn't quite strong enough, I didn't have enough girl appeal, George was too quiet, and Ringo was the drummer. But we thought that everyone would be able to dig at least one of us, and that's how it turned out.
     - John Lennon, 1940 - 1980

I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.
     - Paul McCartney

I'm not going to say anything because nobody believes me when I do.
     - Ringo Starr

And so my music, it doesn't matter if I did it 20 years ago or if I did it tomorrow. It doesn't go with trends. My trousers don't get wider and tighter every six months. My music just stays what it is, and that's the way I like it.
     - George Harrison, 1943 - 2001

If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself.
     - John Lennon, 1940 - 1980

As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.
     - George Harrison, 1943 - 2001

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