John Lennon reveals 'torture' of Beatles' final album
NEW YORK , United States (AFP) - Recording their 12th and last studio album was nothing short of "torture" for The Beatles, said John Lennon in a tape-recorded interview coming up for auction this month.
The Fab Four had just completed Let It Be in 1969, but had yet to break up, when Lennon and wife Yoko Ono sat down in Toronto with radio DJ and Village Voice critic Howard Smith for an hour-long interview.
"We were going through hell. We often do. It's torture every time we produce anything," Lennon revealed.
"The Beatles haven't got any magic you haven't got. We suffer like hell anytime we make anything, and we got each other to contend with. Imagine working with the Beatles, it's tough," he said.