Tip #1 for speaking to any member of the Fab Four: Remember which ones have passed away, and which ones are sitting right in front of you. Larry King orchestrated an impressive interview lineup last night, the first to get the surviving Beatles and the deceased members’ widows to sit together for a Q&A. Then he fucked it up by referring to Ringo as “George.” Don’t worry, Sir Macca set him straight. YouTube’s got the show in 100 annoying, edited one-minute snippets, so for now you’ll have to jump for the transcript.

KING: Where were you when ? when John passed?
MCCARTNEY: When John passed I was in Sussex, at my home in Sussex. That?s where I was.
KING: Did somebody call you?
MCCARTNEY: Yes, my manager at the time called me. And it was just the shock of all shocks, you know?
KING: George, where were you?
KING: Ringo.
MCCARTNEY: No, this is Ringo here.
KING: Ringo, where were you?
STARR: I was in the Bahamas.
KING: I was getting to (INAUDIBLE) George.
STARR: I was?
MCCARTNEY: No, you weren?t, Larry. You said his name wrong.
STARR: Shut up, it?s my turn.
MCCARTNEY: I know, but he got your name wrong, Ringo, on national television.
STARR: I know. Give him a break.
MCCARTNEY: We can?t cut it. It?s live.
STARR: Anyway, I was in the Bahamas and the kids called and they said we?ve heard something, like John has been hurt.

Better than calling him Pete? (via Rock Daily)

UPDATE: Head to I’m Just Sayin’ for some high-quality vid highlights of Larry’s classic Q&A.

Comments (21)
  1. frank  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    This is because Larry King should have died years ago. Its not his fault…

  2. matt  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    what a fucking boob

  3. Finchmeister  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    Can I get a video of this?

  4. brent  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    larry king is a grade a putz.

    it was cool seeing paul and ringo joking around. and also funny to hear yoko call paul a magnificent gentlemen.

  5. elton  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    it wasnt as bad as i thought. i once called my dad “baby”

  6. dannygutters  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    Heck they all look alike what with those bowl cuts.

  7. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    Wow. How very unprofessional.

  8. Larry King is relentlessly thick.

  9. fuckin hilarious

  10. While funny, let’s face it, we both stole this bit from Idolator.

  11. seth  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    every time i see this guy interviewing someone he fucks something up

  12. Blu  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2007 0

    Yeah, don’t call Ringo ‘Pete’, that wouldn’t go over too well.

    There’s just too much awkwardness in any Larry King interview, no matter who the interviewee is.

  13. Mike  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2007 0

    In all fairness, I think he meant to ask Paul where he was when George passed away, it just sounded like he was calling Ringo “George”.

    Larry King still sucks though.

  14. 2 sheds  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2007 0

    Idolator’s version is hilarious but this is straight forward reportage, not ‘stolen’. They didnt even mention Paul getting snippy about it.

    To who didnt see this, check it:
    Gosh, he is inane.

  15. Andu  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2007 0

    Paul’s reaction when quizzed about his “tumultuous times” is priceless. Even more amusingly, Ringo is wearing sunglasses and sneakers.


  16. really, doesn’t get much worse than this right here. i would’ve rather stabbed forks thru my pupils and ear drums.

    larry’s questions were embarassing.. what’s melodic mean?? wtf???

    and the “We we’re just good” .. piss off.

  17. That’s nothing–KIng just bumped Michael Moore (who’s plugging a new film about health care) off Friday’s program so he could interview Paris Hilton (who’s plugging a pampered stay in play jail).

  18. iburl  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2007 0

    Larry was the only person Paul and Ringo could find that would make them seem young. Larry was 87 years old when the first guitar was invented. His first seven wives died before Ringo was born. At least Larry has the good sense to stay on a network where they produce ads for their star anchor proudly proclaiming that he has Scissor Sisters and Ike Turner on his iPod.

  19. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Jun 29th, 2007 0

    Rygun, Paul can say that the Beatles were good all he wants to. You know why? Because it’s true.

  20. barry  |   Posted on Jun 30th, 2007 0

    Also, when Ringo says he lives in Monte Carlo, Larry says ‘With the swallows’ (referring to Capistrano) then turns to Paul


  21. maypo  |   Posted on Jul 5th, 2007 0

    Even when he was on radio years ago, LK has never done a second of research. When someone asked him how he could interview people when he’s never even read the book they’re plugging, he used the lame excuse that he likes to ask “fresh, new” questions which is code for “I’m a lazy idiot.” There’s a place for fluffball interview shows, but this guy was NEVER good. PLUS, HE DOESN’T LISTEN. He’ll ask, they’ll answer and then five minutes later he asks them a question that was similar to what they just answered. All because he doesn’t listen.
    Really, the man’s the reason why I never see my wife during the hour he’s on. She says she likes watching him make the usual jackass out of himself but I can’t even bear that. I envy the rest of you who can watch him and get a good laugh out of it. I have to leave the room cause it’s like smelling crap. It’s just SO BAD!

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