Hmm...is the ending of the Beatles as we've known it being rewritten a bit?

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  1. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Silver Supporting Member

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    If it’s true, OMG. And Paul’s comment about George’s songs.

    If they only knew what their legacy would be 50 years later.
     
  2. rubbersoul

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    I know...there's a lot going on there.
     
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    It lends creedence to the contention that the experience of recording Maxwell's Silver Hammer sowed the seeds of the breakup. Paul doesn't sound like he is ready to compromise to keep the team together.
     
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    Interesting article (and tape)...but only just that, IMO. A small footnote to ancient history. And it sounds like the owner of the tape just wants to use it to make money for himself. Rewriting history (true or otherwise) just as a self-serving tool? I love the Beatles, but let's leave them alone & move on. Can't we (the world) simply appreciate what they gave us & leave the rest alone?
     
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    Whoa.

    It's not just "the books" that state they all knew Abbey Road was the end- the interviews with them all say that as well.

    Unless that was Ringo saying that, and he never got the tape.
     
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  6. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Silver Supporting Member

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    The only way to make any sense of this is to ring Sir Paul and get his take.

    I am willing to call if someone has his telephone number.
     
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    You can probably get it from Gilmour. If you reach him, tell him I have some Kingsley stuff, cheap.
     
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    Fascinating.
     
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  11. slooky

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    Pick 4 best songs each off of their solo albums. That would have been the next beatles album.
     
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  12. rubbersoul

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    George would've fared pretty well then if one had to pick 4 songs from All Things Must Pass.
     
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    Which would have a damned fine album.

    As for that recording and Paul's shot at George...

    George is right, it is indeed a matter of taste because I've always preferred George's work. Nice John backed him up. Think I'll go watch the video of John and George and that one look they exchange on John's How Do You Sleep. Ha! And a nice stoned looking smirk from Klaus Voormann.

    I recall a rumour that there was brief talk of John, George and Ringo forming a group with Klaus on bass. I'd have liked that.
     
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  14. chandra

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    We won’t ever know why the Beatles broke up. But it’s probably a multitude of things, built up over time. Straw that broke the camels back, and all of that.

    Four boys that grew into adulthood amongst each other, where their family life mixed with business. Alcohol, drugs, changing political and social climate. A desire to branch out and stunted expressionism. I don’t think anyone thought that the Beatles would’ve lasted forever.
     
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    Whole album is a masterpiece.
     
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    As much as I love Paul McCartney's songs, he always talks s#!t. His telling of history relies on the same vivid imagination as his song lyrics. He's a truly great artist, but a dreamy teller of stories.
     
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    Imagine sitting in a room and having to defend yourself for writing "Something". Good lord!
     
  18. mvsr990

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    This is making my eye twitch.
     
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    I wouldn't read too much into this little blip in a much larger history. Earlier in the year, John was happy to replace George with Clapton. Before and after this tape recording, John made plenty of statements indicating he wanted the Beatles to end. He may have rang George the next day and repudiated the idea of another Christmas single and album. Who knows? None of the Beatles has commented on the tape. This just isn't enough to change the accepted history that John wanted to end the Beatles while Paul wanted to keep it going.

    It definitely seems like Paul was pretty haughty toward George about songwriting, but at the time of the tape recording, he apparently he thought George had arrived: "I thought until this album that George's songs weren't that good."
     

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