Movie star Albert Brooks once chauffeured THE Beatles when they were too
drunk to make their own way home.
The BROADCAST NEWS star used to look after John Lennon and Paul McCartney
in the early 1970s - in between stand-up comedy gigs in Los Angeles.
He recalls, " I was actually friends with HARRY NILSSON and through him I
got this job of driving The Beatles when they were drunk.
"I also used to drive Harry and John Lennon all the time. I was doing
stand-up at THE TROUBADOR and Harry called me and said, `I'm gonna bring John
"I wound up having the worst show - the only two hecklers I ever had were
John and Harry that night.
"But I'm in MAY PANG's book LOVING JOHN - I'm the one sleeping in the
other room when they're all loaded. It's still a thrilling thing to think back
and realise I knew the Beatles. 12/05/2003 21:29