"One art-school party in Liverpool, in a flat in the students’ accommodation, was the first all-night party I ever went to. It was even designated an all-nighter: the rules were that you had to bring a bottle of wine, and an egg for your breakfast. So we bought a cheap bottle of plonk from Yates’s Wine Lodge and put our eggs in the fridge when we arrived. The great thing about the party (and I’m sure John and Paul would agree) was that somebody had a copy of ‘What’d I Say’ by Ray Charles, a 45rpm with Part Two on the B side. That record was played all night, probably eight or ten hours non-stop. It was one of the best records I ever heard. I puked up next morning. Cynthia was there, and I remember saying drunkenly to her, ‘I wish I had a nice girl like you.’"