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An allegory of the Lennon/McCartney symbiosis & synergy -- and of their "break-up"
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I couldn't post this topic in the Lennon section, or in the McCartney section, since I'm referring to a certain level on which the two of them were fused in artistic synergy, during those "golden years".

 

The allegory my title refers to may make some of you chuckle with amusement.  There was an old Star Trek episode (from the original series) where Captain Kirk gets split into two Kirks -- a good Kirk, and a bad Kirk.  The problem with the good Kirk, however, was that although he had qualities of kindness and intelligence, he was too wimpy and passive and could not take charge when the ship needed him.

 

The problem with the bad Kirk was that although he was quite capable of being aggressive and taking command, he was also arrogant, rude and sometimes hot tempered.

 

I think you guys know where I'm going with this...

 

At the end of the episode (if memory serves me) the two Kirks confront each other, and they realize that neither one of them alone is any good, and that they need to "fuse" again into one.

 

Of course, the post-Beatles McCartney is the "good Kirk", and the post-Beatles Lennon is the "bad Kirk".a-hard-days-night-paul-10

 

As for George, I think he would have made a good Spock.a-hard-days-night-george-4

 

(I'm sorry I have no place for Ringo on board the Enterprise -- unless "Scotty" the engineer would do:  We all live in a Yellow Star Ship, a Yellow Star Ship, a Yellow Star Ship...)a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

Okay, I'm going now.

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Paul was very controlling over most things Wings related and that caused issues between himself and other members leading to some quitting plus he has built up a very prolific business empire worth hundred of millions. Plus you could say John was very passive with all things related to Yoko thru-out the 70's.

Again even if its outside of the beatles era you cant put people in a bracket and say this is them, no person works to a forumula. Undoubtedly John and Paul had different personalities, fitted beautifully together as a friendship and partnership, and offered different aspects to the beatles but you cant say that they didnt have the other qualiities after the split. Paul could be a bigger ass than John and talk down to people outside of the beatles; he was a manipulator in being able to make people agree with him and get his way. 

 

I remember reading a story that the guy who played the solo in My Love, cant remember his name, wanted to do it differently every night when Wings played it live. Paul stubbornly refused and insisted that the solo must match the record, the guy got pissed off but played it straight however it added to the flames and eventually he quit. And Paul didnt bend to the public and not add Linda to Wings.

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This is the closest I could find to a thread about the Lennon/McCartney relationship, so, x-posting from the news thread:

A new article on the Lennon/McCartney relationship at The Atlantic.

And @Ahhh Girl smartly pointed out that the article was written by this BBF poster.

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parlance said

This is the closest I could find to a thread about the Lennon/McCartney relationship, so, x-posting from the news thread:

A new article on the Lennon/McCartney relationship at The Atlantic.

And @Ahhh Girl smartly pointed out that the article was written by this BBF poster.

parlance

I'm glad to see this finally published. I've exchanged emails with Josh over the years, helping him with contacts and facts for his book (of which this is just a part). It's a good article. I also loved the unintentionally hilariously pompous first comment beneath.

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Something felt familiar about the article, and then a poster at another forum pointed out that he is the same author of the three part series on John and Paul's relationship at Slate, which starts here.

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Hey Dullblog has a series on the Joshua Shenk article and John and Paul's relationship: 1 2 3

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