I have always adored Mahler, and Mahler was a major influence on the music of the Beatles. John and me used to sit and do the Kindertotenlieder and Wunderhorn for hours, we’d take turns singing and playing the piano. We thought Mahler was gear.
-Paul McCartney (1942) British musician, “The “Beatles”
(My note: I have to say that I’ve only found one site online that includes this quote, so I am wondering if it’s real. Anyone know? Fill me in!)