Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by RichusRkr, Sep 9, 2019.
Yeah, you like her.
It was Sea Hag, er... Yoko.
Seriously, it was a myriad of reasons, a lot of which have been posted.
I have no great love for Paul McCartney, but for a long time I’ve felt John would have been the best cab driver in Liverpool without him.
I think they grew tired of being Beatles. It was probably great at first making money, having fun with the music, and all that came with it...but fame has its price!
There was nothing left to prove as a band, but plenty to prove on their own.
Food for thought, with all the theories swirling 'round. No ex-Beatle other than Paul played on a McCartney solo recording. All other Beatles except for Paul supported one another in some way in their solo careers and recordings.
That says a lot about their relationship post break-up.
Paul's death in '66 and the injection of Billy Shears as Fake Paul broke up the Beatles. John and Fake Paul never got along. Yoko was a convenient excuse.
How so? L.A. Woman was an exceptional album, and both a critical and commercial success. Morrison certainly needed to shift gears and rethink his life in Paris, but in his last phone conversation with a Doors member (John Densmore) he spoke about making another album upon his return. Certainly his alcoholism was no joke, but creatively it seems too dismissive to render him a 'spent force'.
I think this ties in to Paul taking a much bigger role in driving the bus after Epstein died. I don't think it was ego driven, but rather due to his personality and drive. Either way, he took on a leadership role that eventually led to no small amount of resentment from the other three, and then suing them over the Allen Klein dispute took things to a whole new level. Paul was focused on making the best Beatles records they could right up to the very end, and the others were not quite so enthusiastic as time went on.
the whole "john took too much acid" is a joke...john, post-beatles, is lucid and well-spoken
however, heroin became an issue, and he could never hold his liquor
What killed Elvis?
Or his Yoko.
I'm a huge Doors fan and have spent many hours reading and researching them. The wind was out of Jim's sails after the Miami debacle and fall from grace. Band members recall his last dreadful concert in New Orleans where he was totally out of gas. He could barely be propped up to do anything for the L.A. Woman sessions. And he was a tired, unhappy, cynical bloke. I think his days of greatness were behind him by the end.
They were together almost all the time for over ten years.
Plus all the other known reasons.
Unlike most of their contemporaries they had enough money that they didn't have to stay together.
That could be very well true, but three out of the four participants at the time would likely not agree with you based upon their actions at the time. It's hard to digest, and it's also hard to ignore the facts and their behavior. Commercially (helping eachother among the four of them) Paul was definitely the odd man out until the anthology series.
They were all burnt out after seven years of chaos.
Yeah, there were drugs and all that. The actual reason, IMO, isn't as enigmatic as such a legendary band deserves.
Everyone was 'over it' by '68 except for Paul.
The rest of the band was tired of being 'The Beatles'; they resented Paul for taking charge and pushing. Paul was trying to keep the band and brand from imploding.
Paul resented Yoko for voicing opinions, and John for giving her a voice. The other guys didn't like Yoko either, and,,, was tired of being 'The Beatles'.
This made it even easier to resent and dislike her, and eventually, each other.
They needed a break, everyone but Paul. I think Paul could go hard at it for a century and still not have had enough. He loves the life.
Except for Paul, he wanted to go out and play. Not placing blame, just stating facts. It turned out that Johns fears were well founded.