“Four working-class boys from Liverpool who showed that not only could they create art that stood comparison with that produced by ‘the establishment’ – they could create art that pissed all over it,” Cocker has said.
“From the ranks of the supposedly uncouth, unwashed barbarians came the greatest creative force of the 20th century.”
Cocker also outlined his own deep love for the Fab Four during the article – even though he hasn’t followed some of his contemporaries’ trend by naming one of his children after a member of the band.
“I love the Beatles,” he declares. “I haven’t named any kids after them but I still really love them. They were the first group that I was ever properly aware of. In my early teens I would sometimes stay in and listen to the radio all day in the hope that I would catch a song by them that I’d never heard before and be able to tape it on my radio-cassette player.”Just Published: