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"We looked him in the eye and said, "We just want to do Lennon-McCartney songs'" - Ringo

Extract from The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

It’s easy to assume that The Beatles’ destiny was a sure thing, but there were many points in their coming-up where, had they reacted differently, things might’ve gone a whole other way. In this clip, Paul and Ringo talk about one of those defining moments.

Thank god we stood up for ourselves. “We just wanna do Lennon and McCartney songs.” We actually looked (George Martin) in the eye - which was very, you know, heavy for those days because he was the producer and we were the lads.” - Ringo