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What Would John Be Like If He Were Here On Earth Today.
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Oh, Lord, we won't even get into which Beatles/solo songs have made me cry! I think the Beatles have helped open me up more and think about my emotions.

If John were alive today, I think he would alternate his time between NYC and somewhere in GB, not sure where. I think he and Paul would write together occasionally...maybe appear on each other's albums (and Ringo's, too). I don't know if he would still be married to Yoko or not (have conflicted feelings about that). I think he would promote Julian and Sean's music like Paul does with James. He would be excited about people speaking up for themselves in the Middle East, I hope, but I doubt he would be as politically active as he seemed to stop speaking out so much after the early/mid 70s. He would love the internet, maybe write more books (and explain his others a little), and would be enjoying his older age. I like to think he would be more mellow and less critical of his own and the other Beatles' work. He would probably reveal all the dirty little secrets we all want to know about (even Paul has said the Anthology might as well be called the Mythology). I think he would delight in setting the world straight on some things, just for the shock value...hehe. He would love HBO and Showtime and would suck at guitar on Rock Band, but be awesome at the drums!

This exercise is a little sad...but FUN. Oh, and I doubt he would be recognized as saintly as he appears to be today. The man did not single handedly end the Vietnam War, as some people on youtube and elsewhere seem to believe. He would want people to see him as just a person, not some statue-like figure to be worshipped. I think he would hate to be put on a pedestal like he is because the only place you can go from there is down...which he sometimes does when people learn about the real John as opposed to the Peace, Love, and Fairy Land John we sometimes see today. (Not saying he didn't believe in peace and love, just that there were other aspects to him as well.)

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mr. Sun king coming together said:


Name me one major Vietnam protest before Give Peace A Chance.

 

The first really famous major one happened on the day I was born! (2 yrs before GPaC; embedded youtube video on the "Birthday" thread awhile back)

Sorry if I re-derailed – my ego demands that I display my imagined '60s credentials whenever possible.

 

*19* – not quite 9, not quite 17

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
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As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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