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What if The Beatles...?
1 November 2013
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BeatleManiacKane
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Here's a game I just thought up just now

Basically, you have to say something to do with The Beatles' journey that if it had gone amiss then everything might have been different.

For example:

User 1: What if The Beatles had never went on the Ed Sullivan show?
User 2: What if The Beatles' plane to America had delayed so they never got the chance to go on the Ed Sullivan show?

User 3: What if The Beatles booked the wrong plane so they would never have gotten on the plane that was delayed?

I think you've got the idea :) IT HAS TO LINK WITH THE PREVIOUS USER'S 'WHAT IF'

I'll start.

 

What if The Beatles disagreed for the filming of 'A Hard Day's Night'?

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
1 November 2013
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What if Paul never died in 1966?

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1 November 2013
9.12pm
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AppleScruffJunior said
What if Paul never died in 1966?

Sorry, I forgot to mention; it has to link to the previous user's 'what if'

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
1 November 2013
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So i presume i go with the first what if.

What if AHDN had been a flop?

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1 November 2013
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I have always thought "What if JFK did not die? Would The Beatles have made that big of impact on America or would they have just faded like some other pop group?" 

 

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1 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said
So i presume i go with the first what if.

What if AHDN had been a flop?

What if AHDN had been done by different actors than The Beatles, which made it a flop?

By the way, I agree sky

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
2 November 2013
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What if AHDN had been a cartoon instead of live people?

2 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
What if AHDN had been a cartoon instead of live people?

It would have had less of an impact and the cartoon show of the era may have gone on longer and the characters may have been voiced by the actual Beatles.

 

What if they had never developed their sound into different territories around the Rubber Soul period?

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2 November 2013
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We already have a thread for this 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....e-factory/

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2 November 2013
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unknown said
We already have a thread for this 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....e-factory/

Dang! I thought I invented it :(

Mods, please close this thread

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
2 November 2013
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You're okay, BeatleManiacKane, in my opinion.

I took a look at the other thread when unknown pointed it out. There are differences. The most obvious being that yours is a "What if The Beatles...?" whereas the earlier thread is a general "What if...?". In both threads I could post, for instance, "What if George hadn't invited Billy Preston along to the Get Back sessions?" However, if I posted "What if Tim Berners-Lee hadn't come up with the interweb?" in this thread, someone like me would give me a big

stay-on-topic

whereas that would be a fine "What if...?" in the Willy Wonka thread.

So far as I'm concerned, while the threads have one thing in common, they have major differences. I'm happy to leave this thread as a separate entity. Had I thought it too similar, I'd have merged them, but I don't, so I haven't.

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2 November 2013
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Totally agree, mja. I was going to say something similar during my 2:31 am pear snack time, but I decided to wait to see if a  mod would jump in and clear up the matter. Thanks.

So, BeatleManiacKane, do we want to go back to my question, Scoun's question, or start with a new one?

2 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
What if AHDN had been a cartoon instead of live people?

The Saturday morning cartoon was inspired by the antics of AHDN and Help! so I shudder to think if we didn't have the actual movies and only had the badly-voiced alternative.

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2 November 2013
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You're right, mja, thanks :)

Ahhh girl, I'm not bothered, you can ask one under me if you like, or just ask the same one :p

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
2 November 2013
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BeatleManiacKane said
You're right, mja, thanks :)

Ahhh girl, I'm not bothered, you can ask one under me if you like, or just ask the same one :p

Woahhey keep this clean, you naughty boy a-hard-days-night-george-10

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2 November 2013
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How about, What if George hadn't invited Billy Preston along to the Get Back sessions?

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2 November 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said

BeatleManiacKane said
You're right, mja, thanks :)

Ahhh girl, I'm not bothered, you can ask one under me if you like, or just ask the same one :p

Woahhey keep this clean, you naughty boy a-hard-days-night-george-10

ASJ, you crack me up to no end.

Question:

What if George and Billy had both blown the sessions off and went of to start their own band?

note:I am not that good at Beatles history yet, so if this question doesn't make any sense, someone save me by just picking back up with mja's question. Deal?

2 November 2013
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Okay, I guess no one's going to answer my "What if". I'll just go sulk in the corner now. Bye. :(

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2 November 2013
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Not a bad "What if...?" at all Ahhh Girl, follows mine directly. I was aiming at what happened if George hadn't brought in a "fifth Beatle" to settle the mood, and he could just have easily have said, "Billy, fancy making a record with me?"

Scoun, I just find it impossible to imagine them still sounding like the Rubber Soul band in 1969, no more than I can imagine sounding like the Love Me Do band in 1965.

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2 November 2013
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The Beatles did return to Love Me Do in in '69 but a very different approach to the song musically (and i don't mean half-arsed).

 

Are we allowed to answer these with thoughts?

What if the first Get Back album was issued in '69 instead of being rejected?

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