Interview w/ Bob Rogers (Excerpt, Rob Bodgers)
June 26th, 1964 (New City Hotel, Dunedin, New Zealand): Bob Rogers asks the Beatles to name their favourite songs from A Hard Day’s Night and talk about George and Ringo’s prospective songwriting efforts. Irreverence ensues. (Note: Joy. Transcribing this was an unwieldy task, as everyone talks over one another constantly. Apologies in advance for any/all gaps!)
ROGERS: Can we elucidate on the songs in the film and do you have a favourite song in the film called A Hard Day’s Night? [long pause]
RINGO: It’s good.
PAUL: It’s all good.
GEORGE: Yes. We have a lot of songs in the film, about seven or eight new ones, and my particular favourite just happens to be ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, which will be our next single release, and buy your copy or audio copy now. Thank you!
RINGO: Well I like that one too, George. [inaudible]
PAUL: I like that one, and one called—
PAUL: ‘And I Love Her’.
RINGO: ‘And I Love Her’. Yeah, I love that one.
PAUL: Oh, do you like that?
PAUL: Oh, thanks, Ringo! Thanks.
RINGO: And the way you sing it knocks me out.
JOHN: And the way that camera goes over your head.
PAUL: Oh, you should see—
JOHN: I thought, “Hello.”