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Greg

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« on: September 14, 2016, 04:57:39 PM »

They decided to go with a joint ownership on their songs.  I wonder if things would have been different and how they would have been different if theyd just gone with their own name when they wrote a song. 


The dynamic of the group songwriting and the songs would have changed some.  A lot?  A little?


I mean...John wouldnt have gotten much money off the US Revolver as George or Paul.  Would that have played a part in the group in any way?


I think that one decision back in '62 or whatever was an immensely positive thing. 



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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 05:17:10 PM »

You do have to wonder what kind of infighting that would cause. Paul's writing all the hits. Yikes!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 05:27:17 PM »

And when one would ask for some help on a song.


John would have missed out on all that 'Yesterday" cover money.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 05:59:12 PM »

On the flip side of that though....if they had given George a writing credit for all the input he had on their songs, things would have been happier I'm sure. I wonder if that is why bands like U2 and Coldplay always have everyone in the band listed as songwriters. It does make sense.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 06:02:29 PM »

Paul told a story about walking down the st with John before the agreement and asked John about including George in the credits.  The answer is obvious, but that would have been interesting.
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