"It was the move of a lifetime, you know, it was like ‘How dare they throw Pete out!’ Because I was well known there, half of the audience were for me. There was two chants going on— ‘Pete forever, Ringo never!’ and you know, ‘Ringo forever, Pete never!’ So there was these chants while we were trying to play, all this stuff going on. And George got a black eye— some guy punched him because I joined the band. (laughs) Can you imagine someone punchin’ him ‘cuz I joined, you know. And he was the main instigator anyway, George, for getting me in ‘cuz he liked me playing." - Ringo Starr in a 1977 American radio interview program, "Inner-View"