O'REILLY: Two more questions.
O'REILLY: For me the best rock person ever, Elvis.
O'REILLY: Stage presence, command, everything.
MOTTOLA: Everything that he did.
O'REILLY: Do you agree with me the best?
MOTTOLA: 100 percent.
MOTTOLA: It was riveting for me and it made me want to do what I ended up doing.
O'REILLY: "Beatles," obviously the most successful group of all time.
O'REILLY: But it was something else there. Do you know what it is?
MOTTOLA: It was a catalyst of fashion and music and the drug culture and everything that was going on at the time. And they represented that.
O'REILLY: Did they do anything themselves? The four of them?
O'REILLY: To be considered the greatest rock group, pop group of all time? Or as you say, did they just hit it right?
MOTTOLA: I think it's the combination of both.
MOTTOLA: And I think it was the perfect timing and then there was a consistency of what they did ...
MOTTOLA: When they were together.
O'REILLY: But you know what's fascinating, is Billy Joel is a friend of mine. We were both brought up in Levittown as you know. All of them have a run of hits ...
O'REILLY: ... that they hear in their mind. Billy told me I hear it in my mind ...
O'REILLY: ... and then it stops.
MOTTOLA: Yes. Everybody -- there is a burst of energy that comes when your dreams and all the aspirations that you think about are there. It's different after you've done it. It changes.
O'REILLY: All right. Mr. Mottola, thanks for coming in. We appreciate it, fascinating book.
MOTTOLA: Thank you.
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