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3 August 2014
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I think it would depend how they performed. If they just performed old numbers or if they wrote a song for the concert. I wold see them writing a song like Paul did for the 9/11 benefit concert. I know in one of Johns last interviews he is asked about this. The interviewer says they could potentially raise for example 10 million for a reunion concert. He gets annoyed and says why do people get off saying The Beatles should unite for a cause when they already gave everything they had. Personally I would want them to unite under their terms. I don't think a concert reunion was a good idea for them. I think a studio album would of been best for them and general public. I am not sure if it was already planned I know Anthology/Long and Winding Road was in pipeline in 1980. I am younger and have watched all videos from Live Aide so I have little information about viewing it live when it was televised. I knew it was a benefit concert obviously but had to look up the exact cause. From the clips I've seen no one plugs the benefit on stage or in song from what I've seen. I know obviously everyone who watched it then knew what it was for but watching it now very little is said by performers about the cause from the clips I've seen. I am guessing its the type of concert that you had to be around at the time to see it promote the cause I guess. Also the title leaves it open and almost promotes the music with "Live" being in it. Its a concert obviously there will be live music. I am sure media covered in depth leading up to and during the concert the cause. I can see now in hindsight it looks that the music is the highlight to younger generations.  I am sure when it happened everyone knew the cause from media coverage and promotion. I know the last benefit concert I watched was the Sandy Relief, which in no way was over shadowed by the music. 

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12 August 2014
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I always think of John today. I think he could not bear. Because he always had your message so tight for all of us and would continue to have wars in the world. If in his time, he was already saying "Nobody Told me there'd be days like these," now imagine! On the other hand, think of how he would like all this technological world with more resources than he could imagine. Also, I can not stop thinking about a The Beatles concert that could have ... this guy gets very homesick!

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As I mentioned elsewhere on the forum this evening, on my drive home I was listening to my mp3 player that only has The Bealtes and their solo careers loaded on it. I was listening to all the songs in alphabetical order. (What an amazing collection of music! But, you all already know that.) John's cover of Stand By Me on his Rock 'N' Roll album was one of the songs that played. So I got to wondering...

If John was here today, what songs written after 1980, if any, do you think he would have done a cover version of?

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Ahhh Girl said
As I mentioned elsewhere on the forum this evening, on my drive home I was listening to my mp3 player that only has The Bealtes and their solo careers loaded on it. I was listening to all the songs in alphabetical order. (What an amazing collection of music! But, you all already know that.) John's cover of
Stand By Me on his Rock 'N' Roll album was one of the songs that played. So I got to wondering...

If John was here today, what songs written after 1980, if any, do you think he would have done a cover version of?

Like everyone else, he probably would have taken a stab at Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." 

I can see him covering a Beck song like "Dead Melodies" or "Little One."

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Ahhh Girl said

John's cover of Stand By Me on his Rock 'N' Roll album was one of the songs that played. So I got to wondering...

If John was here today, what songs written after 1980, if any, do you think he would have done a cover version of?

Great question - Zag adores his cover of this song, BTW.

If he did a cover album of post 1980 songs (Rock 'N' Roll II perhaps?), I would envision them being songs featuring only guitars, drums and piano.

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