Richard Branson: I’ve been brought up in the 60s. It was a time where, well it was hippie times. I wore long hair. I wore the clothes that I wanted to wear. It was a time when people cared about minority groups. The gay community became accepted by people in the 60s; the lesbian community.
It was a time of people embracing, embracing society, embracing each other. And I’d like to think that’s rubbed off on me. And one of the Sex Pistol’s songs was something along the lines of “old hippies never die”. And I think I’m an old hippie, and hopefully I’ll never die either.
Recorded on: July 5, 2007