“I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr, I didn’t want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.” - Kurt Cobain.
John and I went on a trip for his twenty-first birthday. John was from a very middle class family, which really impressed me because everyone else was from working-class families. To us John was upper class. His relatives were teachers, dentists, even someone up in Edinburgh in the BBC. It’s ironic, he was always very ‘fuck you!’ and he wrote the song ‘Working Class Hero’-in fact, he wasn’t at all working class. Anyway, one of John’s relatives gave him 100 quid for his birthday. A hundred smackers in your hand! That was a real windfall. None of us could believe it. To this day if you gave me 100 quid I would be impressed. And I was his mate, enough said? ‘Let’s go on holiday.’-‘You mean me too? With the hundred quid? Great! I’m a part of this windfall.’