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Do you think George really wanted to do the anthology documentary?
3 July 2014
Billy Rhythm
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cra said
The term 'brothers' ... gets a lot of usage in this thread.  If you're a guy and you have brothers... well, I can certainly relate.  I have a couple.  And we're constantly in each other's nose about something or other.  Always finding a fault or getting pissed off at what one said or what the other did.  Behind it all, it would be crushing if something were to happen to one of them.

Paul and George, only 8 months (not 9, Sir Paul) difference in age, fast friends because of their interest in music, spending time at each others house and hitchhiking across the country together, long before McCartney met that Lennon boy...  They would wind up living together under arduous and sometimes extreme circumstances, with insane  pressures.  Stressed, when their peers were allowed to blissfully bloom into their adult years.  And all the while, searching for an identity that didn't constantly include references to them as a group.  Isolated as they were, who could they blame for failing to gain an individual identity, outside of each other?

Yeah.  Brothers.  It's easy to understand why vast differences in their respective personalities resulted in things dragging on for years and the readily apparent animosity whenever they were in the same room.  But when the one died, the other was indeed crushed.  Believe it.

This video is nice      for it not only contains some great audio from 'The Threatles' sessions, but some great photos as well.  For those who are pressed for time and still doubt that George and Paul truly loved each other, check out the image slotted in at the  3:17  mark, still wanna believe that there was animosity between them?  Take your heads and "Shake It Up Baby Now!"...:-)

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4 July 2014
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Have to say I honestly believe he did and he enjoyed it.  George could be difficult and lovable and witty and cutting and... Well, he was vast!  The man contained multitudes as another poet once sort of said.  

For every post on this thread hinting at annoyance on George's part, I see three where George is clearly pleased to be there; a genuine joy.

Yes.  There was a Paul / George rift.  They got over it.  We should, too.

I find this thread, and the interview with George therein, particularly  insightful with regard to how George viewed Paul later in his far too short life.

(hope I linked that right)

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Silly Girl
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29 July 2014
Ahhh Girl
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There was some discussion of this topic in this thread

If John and George were alive today...

I locked that thread and made a post directing people to this thread and one of the John threads for further discussion on the ideas contained in that thread.

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31 July 2014

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Note sure where to post this so will place it here (posted the other half of this entry here)

Reading thru part of Keith Badman's book 'The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970 – 2001' came across this excerpt from an entry for October 1992.

In the States, an interview with George, carried out by Bill Flangan, is reprinted in this month's Rock CD magazine. During the feature, George... talks about the Beatles Anthology documentary series, currently in production. "This thing has been laying in cans for years," he reveals. "We did an interview for it and during the course of the questions, this thought came into my mind, which sums up the whole of The Beatles' years: How many Beatles does it take to change a light bulb? The answer is four: John, Paul, George and Ringo. Whatever history thinks, that's what it was." (The interview had previously been printed in the American publication Musician.)

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Rising sun
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in one of his last interviews George was asked: does Paul still piss you off? and he answered: i'm sure many things of myself pisses off Paul too, but i think at this point of our life we have become to a very good balanced point. the thing between the two of our heroes is very complex and it should deserve a book! through the years they went through many ups and downs (i.e. Paul asked to George to play on wanderlust in change for playng on All those years ago and he said yes. sadly the thing didn't happened. another example: George visited Paul during the sessions of London Town and said he loved I'm carryng) but if in the final years they returned very close, so the Antohology project must have happened in a warm atmosphere after all. asked if he would have played on what would become Driving rain George said: why not? maybe...regarding George's attitude to the Beatles- don't forget he wrote When we was fab!- i think he finally accepted that he would never be free from his image of Beatle George. the regret for us is that the two played only on anthology and All those years ago after 1970 while they could have done great things again. it was destiny, probably

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