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Beatles at Woodstock
17 December 2010
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

StarWisher said:

With an hour they could have done some kind of collaboration with Ravi Shankar who was there.


Ravi Shankar was a world-class musician.  Absolutely amazing.  You can watch him in "Monterey Pop", the movie about the big music fest before Woodstock.
 

You know who Ravi's daughter is, right?  Norah Jones.  Her full name is Geethali Norah Jones Shankar.


Ahhh! Yes, I knew she was his daughter but I had made up this story in my head to explain why she was "Nora Jones" and her sister was named…Anoushka, is it?  Ah, anyways, they are apparently half-sisters. Thank you, Google.
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StarWisher said:

Celebrated_Mr_K said:

StarWisher said:

With an hour they could have done some kind of collaboration with Ravi Shankar who was there.


Ravi Shankar was a world-class musician.  Absolutely amazing.  You can watch him in "Monterey Pop", the movie about the big music fest before Woodstock.

 

You know who Ravi's daughter is, right?  Norah Jones.  Her full name is Geethali Norah Jones Shankar.


Ahhh! Yes, I knew she was his daughter but I had made up this story in my head to explain why she was "Nora Jones" and her sister was named…Anoushka, is it?  Ah, anyways, they are apparently half-sisters. Thank you, Google.
 

Yeah, Anoushka played at Concert for George. Wonderfully I must say.
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4 February 2011
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The beatles were not a tight unit at that stage, they would have bombed unless the practisied

4 February 2011
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deboraht said:

The beatles were not a tight unit at that stage, they would have bombed unless the practisied


I would think they would practice. Paul would probably have formed them too.
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8 February 2011
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They spent most of January 1969 practising for a live show. They didn't seem to enjoy it all that much. I think a Woodstock appearance would have broken them.

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8 February 2011
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Joe said:

They spent most of January 1969 practising for a live show. They didn't seem to enjoy it all that much. I think a Woodstock appearance would have broken them.


That's an interesting thought. Joe. I'd have to think about that for a while.

My first reaction is to agree with you. But then, I think the audience at Woodstock would not have been filled with screaming little girls. A well-rehearsed act at Woodstock could have led towards turning things around.

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8 February 2011
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It might have made the difference. IIRC Woodstock took place in August 1969, and Toronto was in September. Toronto was the first Plastic Ono Band gig, and on the way out John Lennon decided to leave The Beatles. If they'd played at Woodstock and it had gone well it might have taken things the other way, at least for a while.

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8 February 2011
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It wouldn't have happened because George refused to play in front of an audience anymore. The only reason he did the rooftop concert was because he didn't have to be right in front of every one. If they were rehearsing for Woodstock and George stormed out he probably wouldn't have been able to be convinced to come back like in Let It Be.

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8 February 2011
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This reminds me of the (one sided) conversation between Paul and John from the Let it Be movie in which Paul says that the Beatles were just nervous and that once they got over that nervousness is when they really excelled as a band. That was Paul's reason for wanting to have them perform somewhere for the conclusion of the Let it Be movie because it seems as if they had become too inhibited as just a studio group. Not that they were inhibited by the studio, but rather they were inhibiting each other and that's why Billy Preston was brought in.

I think they sounded pretty spectacular at the rooftop performance as a group for the most part and if that's the end result of a rather unmotivated effort, imagine what they could have been like had they been motivated and excited to perform at Woodstock. But the key would have been Lennon, had he been excited to actually do something, I think it would have worked out just fine. Then again, would he have insisted that Yoko join them on stage?

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8 February 2011
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It's all down to a "what if?" exercise.  I've already imagined a scenario where Yoko performs onstage, although John persuades her to stick to tambourine or some unobtrusive keyboards for the most part.

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8 February 2011
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I say a performance means the band never releases Let It Be

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I say a performance means the band never releases Let It Be


That could very well be. A live album means no studio time. I hate to ask this, but were they on Apple at this point in time? Because if they weren't, the easiest way to satisfy a record company's provisions to make x number of albums before the contract is renewed or they are released is to put out live albums and greatest hits compilations.
 

But it looks like they were on their own at this point. Oh well. Interesting theory, anyways.

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StarWisher said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I say a performance means the band never releases Let It Be


That could very well be. A live album means no studio time. I hate to ask this, but were they on Apple at this point in time? Because if they weren't, the easiest way to satisfy a record company's provisions to make x number of albums before the contract is renewed or they are released is to put out live albums and greatest hits compilations.

 

But it looks like they were on their own at this point. Oh well. Interesting theory, anyways.


I say that because Paul, Ringo and George never would have recorded I Me Mine or some of the Overdubs they did.

 

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8 February 2011
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

StarWisher said:

With an hour they could have done some kind of collaboration with Ravi Shankar who was there.


Ravi Shankar was a world-class musician.  Absolutely amazing.  You can watch him in "Monterey Pop", the movie about the big music fest before Woodstock.
 

You know who Ravi's daughter is, right?  Norah Jones.  Her full name is Geethali Norah Jones Shankar.


That's a mystery to me: How could an ugly dad had had such a beautiful daughter?
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vonbontee said:

It's all down to a "what if?" exercise.  I've already imagined a scenario where Yoko performs onstage, although John persuades her to stick to tambourine or some unobtrusive keyboards for the most part.

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Yoko didn't perform in the rooftop concert, did her? But she do in Rock'n'Roll Circus…

 

It would have been all up to John to play a decent set or let his lady scream like a banshee.

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9 February 2011
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Marcelo said:

vonbontee said:

It's all down to a "what if?" exercise.  I've already imagined a scenario where Yoko performs onstage, although John persuades her to stick to tambourine or some unobtrusive keyboards for the most part.

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Yoko didn't perform in the rooftop concert, did her? But she do in Rock'n'Roll Circus…
 

It would have been all up to John to play a decent set or let his lady scream like a banshee.


Or do both as in the Toronto show.
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9 February 2011
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Marcelo said:

You know who Ravi's daughter is, right?  Norah Jones.  Her full name is Geethali Norah Jones Shankar.


That's a mystery to me: How could an ugly dad had had such a beautiful daughter?
 

It's the Disney law.

 

Ugly Dad.

 

 

Beautiful daughter.

 

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And no mother.

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skye said:

And no mother.


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Marcelo said:

skye said:

And no mother.


In every case, The father kill the mother and eat her.

Wow – Walt Disney meets Wes Craven.

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