Yeah, I read that. It may be true in a way, but a lot of them are like that, as well; it wasn’t just the White Album. A lot of the time it was John’s doing his tune and we’re backing him up, and occasionally I’d do my tune and they’d back me up. There were moments, of course, when it’d all fit together and everybody’s contributing. On loads of them, like ‘Rubber Soul,’ it was very much a group effort. And even through to the last one, ‘Abbey Road,’ there’s things on there with the harmonies of ‘Here Comes the Sun King’ and that whole medley of tunes on the second side which took a lot of effort on all of our behalves, to learn the harmonies and all our bits.
The White Album did have a lot of strain. I was feeling really quite good when we started it, because I’d just come out of three months of heavy meditation in the Himalayas, and I came back to the world feeling quite good. But there were all kinds of strange things starting to happen. John and Yoko had just got together, so she was sleeping under the piano all through the [recording of the] album, which was a bit weird."