A lot has been written over the years about Yoko Ono’s behaviour in recording studios. A fight that broke out when she stole one of George Harrison’s chocolate digestives is often cited as the thing that broke up the Beatles – and it seems her studio etiquette is still a bit patchy all these years later.
During a recent recording session, Yoko arrived at the studio one morning to find that an assistant had been working through the night trying to get things ready for her. They hadn’t slept, hadn’t eaten – and Yoko turned up with a massive bag of M&Ms which she laid down right next to her.
Yoko sat down, listened to the playback, made some notes, all the while munching away at her chocolates never once offering one to the famished, burnt-out assistant. Then, when she was finished, she took what was left of the bag, wrapped it up, popped it back in her handbag and went.