When you're touring, you only see the auditorium and the hotel room. You can't go out because you get mobbed. You're tired, edgy and under pressure. The fun had gone out of it, so we decided to walk away from it all.
People make assumptions when you're not married. I've been best man at five weddings and I said I'd never do it again 'cos everyone got divorced.
You've got two sets of teenagers in England - the mods and the rockers. The rockers are motorcycle addicts. The mods dress like we do. We wear four-button jackets, cuban heel boots, shirts of our own design, with high collars and a tab underneath the collar.
When we first went to L.A., Howard Koch, who was the head of Paramount Pictures and later President of the Oscars, threw a welcome lunch for us at his house. There were all these stars there - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood, Henry Mancini.
Early CDs, I found, flattened out the sound - it took away all the highs.
After two world tours where we played every state but Greenland, I only saw the inside of a hotel. I wouldn't have missed it for the world, but it did get tiring.
I was at a party in Alexandra Palace tobogganing on the ski slope, got whiplashed at 40mph, put my hands out to balance myself, and three fingers got caught in the artificial snow. I broke four knuckles. I have not drummed since.
I don't think you'd say we'd be rivals because we've got a completely different line-up to The Beatles.
I was raised Church of England but I love the Buddhist philosophy, it's very powerful, non-violent.
That was the ultimate high, playing live. You feel like the Pied Piper, or a conductor, knowing how to take an audience up or bring them down.
We copied our hairstyle from Prince Charles, not the Beatles.
I never professed to be a great drummer but I was a very heavy drummer.
Success doesn't scare us. I think we have staying power.