Jimmy Iovine Recalls The Best Conversation With John Lennon

Credit Bob Gruen.

Jimmy Iovine: “You know, I’m 20 years old, and [Lennon] goes, ‘Why are you doing this?’ I said, ‘I saw you guys on Ed Sullivan; I bought a guitar, and I wanted to be in a band. And I realized I couldn’t be in a band, so I wanted to get as close to it as I can.’ I said, ‘John, why’d you get into it?’ He said, ‘To get laid.’ I said, ‘F-ck, that’s why I got into it!'”

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