McCartney backed up his claim by pointing out the skills of his bandmates: “Lennon’s skill, intelligence, acerbic wit, McCartney’s melody, whatever he’s got, Harrison’s spirituality, Ringo’s spirit of fun, great drumming.”
The singer then took a swipe at many acts who don’t play their own music or write their own songs.
He continued: “We all played, which is pretty hard. You don’t get a lot of that these days. The noise we made was just those four people playing.
“We came at the right time. We wrote some pretty good stuff, our own material. We didn’t have writers. Could that happen again? I don’t know. I wish people well but I have a feeling it couldn’t.”