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 on: April 27, 2019, 05:30:57 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
If one takes the rock & roll era and looks at it in terms of "cultural significance", the sixties were THE time....spilled over into the seventies a bit, but then the meaning slid away as it became a commercialized entity. There have been exceptions, for sure, but they are small in comparison to the sixties era.

 on: April 27, 2019, 01:12:00 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
That is a great thought.

Wow.  I like that view.

 on: April 27, 2019, 06:10:43 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Keri
My daughter is listening to some Beatles now, that's nice.

I listened to Mark Lewisohn on a podcast, he's still thinking he's on track for completing book 2 next year but says he's got way more material. Next year doesn't seem too far away, that man does a crazy amount of research.

One thing Mark said was that George only bought 2 songs to Abbey Rd and he was thinking about doing a solo album. He also seemed to think that business reasons might have actually caused the Beatles split and even at the end they were talking about plans to do other things. He also spoke about Let it Be and echoed what Peter Jackson had said that really there isn't a lot of fighting in the band in those sessions.

I still like the Beatles a lot, but I haven't listened to them much recently, actually my hearing has been quite poor so I have been listening to music less.

Do you guys think in the future you'll have official releases of most of the Beatles sessions? I think tons of stuff has come out on bootlegs and stuff, I still tend to just listen to official stuff, but I am starting to feel more like the Anthology CDs are like proper albums that you listen to them right through, they have a collage quality that I think is quite intrinsic to the Beatles, the white album was like that.

 on: April 27, 2019, 05:48:50 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Keri
He was about 20 when he became famous, so not like Michael Jackson and on top of that it was 4 of them, so not like Elvis, George has made this point.

I think all of them are pretty good guys, Paul was the most affable but I get the impression that George was actually the one that formed the strongest friendships, Ringo comes across as a bit crusty but I think that is more about the way he faces fame. As for John, say what you like but most of the people that knew him loved the guy.

Paul does still seem to be someone who knows and accepts where he came from, he seems to appreciate people and what I really like is that he seems a genuinely happy person.

 on: April 27, 2019, 02:26:54 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
I can't recall where I saw this, but in paraphrase: It was the only time when music MEANT something, STOOD for something. It had value beyond the sticker on the package.

I'm sure there are other reasons (the tunes are great!)....

 on: April 26, 2019, 08:18:22 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
I interact with a lot of younger people of college age.

Why do you think they really like The Beatles? (and lots of groups from 50 years ago)

We didn't listen to , nor like, groups from the 1920s when we were in college.

I can't buy an argument that The Beatles were great, and that's why. (although that doesn't make me right)
There's an appeal there somehow.  Why?

 on: April 23, 2019, 08:57:13 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Body Count describes him being as selfish.  I would guess that some of it is valid considering the time frame. It was a difficult time for him.  But overall what a good, good person.

I know Denny has described some unflattering behavior, but even he's pretty saying that Paul is a decent guy overall.

Whoever was working on RRSW initially had unkind words but not really a blanket statement that he's a jerk.  (I forgot who was orig there to produce that album.)

 on: April 22, 2019, 07:06:07 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
You wonder if he ever went through a period where he did get a little jerky.....he always seems so cool..

 on: April 22, 2019, 04:37:29 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
It's amazing that Paul isn't an a**hole.  A selfish, conceited jerk.

He's been talented, good-looking, rich, and famous since he was young.
It's incredible that he didn't turn into an unpleasant person.

I don't know if I could have survived all that without becoming arrogant, etc.

 on: April 12, 2019, 02:18:17 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
Haven't seen anything new lately.....maybe?

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