on The Beatles

The Quarrymen/The Beatles played 15 Chuck Berry songs regularly in their live shows between 1957-64 and recorded several live songs, later released in a live album in 1994, The Beatles Live at the BBC. Quote from an interview while on tour in San Francisco in 2006, about authenticity and control in the music industry.
"I think black music is over-patronised, y'know....upper middle class people running a load of working class people and ripping them off!......We are separate from that...Say, look at The Beatles, or more, look at The Beatles - to me they're just bits of pieces of things, old age bits of Chuck Berry and that sort..."