Friday 10 June 2016
The Beatles: The Playboy Interview
In the fall of 1964, The Beatles gave an interview with Jean Shepherd (who would be forever known as the "Christmas Story" guy) for Playboy magazine. The interview ran in the February 1965 issue of the magazine and I would guess that most female Beatle fans were only able to read the interview if they were sneaky in looking at their father or big brother's Playboy and if they got caught---well that would have been pretty awkward. On January 19, 1969, Pete Best settled for an undisclosed amount in a defamation lawsuit against the band because of some comments made which were erased from this version.