Reverend Jax Posted October 2, 2002 Share Posted October 2, 2002 Time for some hypothetical Beatles ranting: The Beatles broke up in 1970. Or maybe it had already basically been unerstood by 1969. It didn't happen all at once. It was something that had been a long time coming, maybe as far back as 1964. It is generally understood that the major conflicts were between John and Paul. Whether they were about how Yoko was changing John or how Paul was trying to take too much creative control on the recording sessions, a few things are clear: It wasn't George's violent outbursts or Ringo's spot-light stealing press domination. No, George and Ringo were frustrated with the way things were going, but it was John and Paul that were at the center of break-up. On December 9, 1980, John Lennon was shot in New York City. Up until this point, the public had high hopes of the Beatles one day reuniting, whether it be for a tour or a new album, any hopes of the Beatles being again was gone with a gunshot. And so this questions asks, if John Lennon had not perished in 1980, would the time between then and now been enough for John and Paul, who used to be close as brothers, to make up and put the greatest group of musicians back into a room together again? There are four choice on teh poll. Two No's, one blaming John, the other Paul, and two Yes's, one saying all it would have taken is some time, and other saying all it would have taken Yoko's death. It is noteworthy to mention that even after John's death, the three remaining Beatles were never in the same room together until 1995 (15 years after John's murder), when they met in Abbey Road studios to work on the Anthologies, including the "new" song, Free As A Bird, created using an old recording of John singing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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