But he would be the first to tell you about how The Beatles are one a completely different level. After all, the Fab Four inspired him to pick up music in the first place!
Kirke, however, is somewhat rarely positioned as a fan of The Beatles who later became a friend. During a live broadcast with Q104.3's Ken Dashow, Kirke shared a priceless anecdote about George Harrison. Watch it above!
As Kirke tells it, he was at a small New Year's Eve gathering with Harrison in the mid-1970s when Harrison's assistant delivered a package from EMI, The Beatles' record label at the time, during the festivities.
Harrison opened the package to reveal a solid gold telegram congratulating him on the sale of his "billionth record."
After examining the certificate for a moment, as the room quieted Harrison remarked, "Hmm, that'll make a nice paper weight."
Kirke also performed a cover of one of George Harrison's best-known Beatles tunes, "Something."
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