The things they say:

“John Lennon and Ringo saw a show I did and introduced me to Dick James, who was head of Northern Songs, the music publisher. He was encouraging and said, ‘We’d like to mould you’… I listened politely, but I also had an offer from the Chichester Festival to join them to do classical plays, and I decided to go there for the summer, which led to the Royal Shakespeare.” Sir Ben Kingsley almost became a labelmate to The Beatles.