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#92263 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 03:39:00 Just A Thought - The Beatles
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Okay then if Macca had said to Ringo come and play at Live8, would this have been deemed a Beatles Reunion. As I say just a thought because it seems from some media quarters that Ringo was a bit miffed at not being asked. When you think about The Who, Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend and ?.
Ok so somebody will know who the current drummer and bass player are, but do'yer get my meaning.

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#92264 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 06:22:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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Originally posted by Nisky:
Okay then if Macca had said to Ringo come and play at Live8, would this have been deemed a Beatles Reunion. As I say just a thought because it seems from some media quarters that Ringo was a bit miffed at not being asked. When you think about The Who, Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend and ?.
Ok so somebody will know who the current drummer and bass player are, but do'yer get my meaning.
I think the situation is a little different in relation to The Who and The Beatles as The Who have not really ever been away from the live stage so it wasn't really a reunion. They may not tour as reguarly as some but there have been several tours since Keith Moon died and they were on tour/ about to tour when John Entwhistle died. They in essence have never been away. Whereas The Beatles have not been on stage toghether since 1966 and the three remaining members hadn't been on stage toghether since John Lennon died in 1980 and of then the untimely death of George a few years back put pay to that. Would it have been classed a Beatles reunion ? I don't think so somehow maybe as a reunion of the two remaining Beatles wink

Paul nutjob

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#92265 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 07:39:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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hm ... haven't the 3 remainin' beatles been on stage together with julian lennon , john's son , after john's death in 1980 , as a kind of reunion then ??? confused2
methinks that i've once heard / read of this some years ago ... or have i jus' dreamt this ... confused

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#92266 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 16:04:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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Too much cheese before you go to bed, I think, Olaf. smile If I recall the Beatles reunion with Julian replacing John Lennon was mentioned before the original Live Aid but whether it was just a rumour or not was unclear.

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#92267 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 16:51:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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1966???? I think the last time the Beatles performed together as a foursome was January 1970 on top of the Apple building in Saville Row, London.

Ok, the latter wasn't technically a stage...

wink

George and Ringo did play a few times together after the band broke up - definitely once at the 1987 Princes Trust concert in Birmingham, and defintely at George Harrision's solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992 just before the UK general election (George was a supporter and campaigner for the Natural Law Party - this was a kind of charity gig I seem to recall).

Obviously, in the 1990's Paul, George and Ringo recorded again for the Beatles Anthology project (with mixed results - one song was barred from being released by George by all accounts as it was pretty grim), and they had both contributed to George's 'All Those Years Ago' single in 1981 (albeit from afar and by posted contribution from Paul) that was written to celebrate the times they had after Johns death. Interestingly, George invited Linda McCartney and Denny Laine from 'Wings' to play on the song also, as well as having George Martin produce the track.

I think it was just a media 'wet dream' to have the band reform, with Julian taking Johns place for Live Aid (how could the poor lad ever live up to his fathers memory - it would have been a disaster). In reality, it was never ever ever a genuine runner.

nervouslaugh

Moving on to Live 8, what I want to know is how we get Pete Doherty's mind back from wherever it is. Does the world have enough money to do it, or do we need another charity concert to raise sufficient funds?...

ha

EG

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#92268 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 22:05:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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. . . and do we really want to?

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#92269 - Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:20:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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Always assuming he had a mind in the first place. . . smile

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#92270 - Thu, 11 Aug 2005 00:45:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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Ahhh, that's a bit unfair. I did read an interview with him a while ago. When pressed, he mentioned that due to his (ahem) 'troubles', of all the things he's lost during this time, his mind is the one he misses the most...

smile

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#92271 - Thu, 11 Aug 2005 02:06:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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Moving on to Live 8, what I want to know is how we get Pete Doherty's mind back from wherever it is. Does the world have enough money to do it, or do we need another charity concert to raise sufficient funds?...

ha

EG
I say we just put him down now. Far cheaper, less hassle and the music world will be a far better place...

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#92272 - Thu, 11 Aug 2005 15:59:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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With the added benefit of putting a few crack dealers out of business. laugh

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#92273 - Thu, 11 Aug 2005 18:43:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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hey peter a.k.a. "havocman" ! smile

which beatle are u impersonatin' with your avatar ??? laugh

btw : i really like that one !!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

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#92274 - Thu, 11 Aug 2005 19:07:00 Re: Just A Thought - The Beatles
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which beatle are u impersonatin' with your avatar ??? laugh
Sadly not one of the Beatles but a character from the Beano Comic called Smiffy. He's not the most intelligent and Smiffy was one of my nicknames at school. Supply your own punchline here........ laugh

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