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27 January 2014
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Of course it was very nice to see both Paul & Ringo perform, but I have to say that I was slightly disappointed for a couple of reasons.  First, both of them clearly used this as an opportunity to plug their latest, Paul couldn't resist erecting those 'NEW' logos while Ringo's still trying to sell more copies of his book.  O.K., sure that's just good business right, but with all the commemorative talk of the 50th Anniversary looming, I was expecting atleast one Beatles' song with both of them on stage.  I'm not surprised though, for any of these Awards shows whether it's the Oscars or Grammys, it's usually 99% business anyway.  Secondly, I'm growing tired of seeing Ringo always having to play along to another drummer, it's like he's "lip-synching" with the drums to me.  I was hoping to see Paul & Ringo on stage without any "help from their friends" perhaps in an "unplugged" format playing one or two Beatles' songs for old times sake, but we got live advertisements for their latest wares instead.

 

Having said this, Ringo's performance of 'Photograph' was very good, as was Paul's 'Queenie Eye, although Paul seemed like he was a little preoccupied, probably keeping an eye out for anyone who may dance too close to his wife while he's on stage.  I'm also getting a little miffed by the constant snubbing of Julian Lennon, I haven't seen the full show so somebody please tell me that Julian was invited, he wasn't invited to Paul & Nancy's wedding which Paul claims was an "oversight", and it appears that he's not around for the festivities this time either which I think is unforgiveable....:-) 

 

 

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I am expecting, or should that be the less hoping, Ringo and Paul to play at least one Beatles song on the CBS 50 years anniversary show (is that being taped tonight or in a few days time) and yes with Ringo on drums no one else - so no Abe. 

As for what they performed at the Grammys, plugging your latest material is par of the course for the music industry. Years ago artists would do unique material for tv shows, sadly nowadays its turn up, plug your latest release, tell folks to donate (if its a fund-raiser), and then get off.

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27 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said 
yes with Ringo on drums no one else

I'm starting to give up hope, for I honestly can't think of the last time that Ringo performed live without atleast one other drummer (many times two others!), was the 'Rooftop' performance in 1969 the last time?  I don't think that there's a moment during the 'Concert for Bangladesh' where he's drumming alone either.  It's ironic to me because Ringo often complains about how nobody could hear his fills at Shea Stadium, but I still can't really acetane anything that he's doing now because not only are there other drummers playing, but it sounds like the others are mixed at a higher volume as well.  The shots of him "playing" on 'Queenie Eye' last night don't really match up with what I'm hearing really, he was more of a live "stage prop" to me, maybe not quite to the extent that Yoko was on the 'Live In New York City' video of 'Imagine' while she sits at the keyboard, but I really couldn't hear him last night....:-) 

27 January 2014
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These are the only two examples that I can think of off hand where Ringo has performed on stage in "recent" years without the aid of another drummer, and he sounds fabulous, first, here he is in an intimate live setting with Dave Stewart, now just imagine Ringo & Paul in an "unplugged" performance of this mold, begin the video at the  24:53  mark:

 

 

And, here he is jamming on 'Late Night with David Letterman' back in 1989, start the video at the  9:23  mark, then listen to the audience erupt into Beatlemania:

 

 

I'm a big fan of Ringo's playing, and I want to hear more!!!...:-)

28 January 2014
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Grammy stuff:

* Some round-ups of Paul pics at the McCartney photo blog: 1 2 3 4.

* Rolling Stone article about the Sirvana win.

* Sean and Yoko on the red carpet.

* Dhani in the audience.

 

* In the hour before CNN's special on the Beatles this Thursday, per the Macca Report, Louise Harrison will be on Anderson Cooper's show, at 8pm ET.

 

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28 January 2014
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parlance said
Grammy stuff:

* Rolling Stone article about the Sirvana win.

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28 January 2014
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I enjoyed the Grammys.  I have confidence that the Ed Sullivan thing will make up for any lack of Beatle-ness.

Yoko dancing was just...

Everyone was gettin' down.

I also love Daft Punk so for that reason as well I really enjoyed the show!  It's great that they finally got the recognition they deserve!

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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

28 January 2014
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LongHairedLady said
I enjoyed the Grammys.  I have confidence that the Ed Sullivan thing will make up for any lack of Beatle-ness.

Yoko dancing was just...

Everyone was gettin' down.

I also love Daft Punk so for that reason as well I really enjoyed the show!  It's great that they finally got the recognition they deserve!

a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

 

I loved Yoko's dancing :D

Daft Punk was great as well. :D

Over all great show apple01apple01apple01

 

28 January 2014
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A couple of reports with photos from last night's The Night that Changed America celebration: Daily Mail and Examiner.

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28 January 2014
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It turns out Julian offered to be a part of last night's celebration, and was snubbed. :-(

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28 January 2014
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Per the Examiner, Ringo's announced his summer US tour.

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28 January 2014
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Per the Examiner, Ringo's announced his summer US tour.

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:-) :-) :-) :-)

Ringo in Dallas. Aw, yeah!

 

28 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
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parlance said
Per the Examiner, Ringo's announced his summer US tour.

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:-) :-) :-) :-)

Ringo in Dallas. Aw, yeah!

 

Hell yes. Wait, are you in Dallas?

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28 January 2014
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parlance said
It turns out Julian offered to be a part of last night's celebration, and was snubbed. :-(

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Without Julian, there'd be no 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' and he inspired Paul to write his best song ever in 'Hey Jude', not only should he have been one of the first to be invited to the party but probably should be slotted in to perform as well, this is inexcusable...:-)

28 January 2014
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Expert Textpert said

Ahhh Girl said
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parlance said
Per the Examiner, Ringo's announced his summer US tour.

parlance

:-) :-) :-) :-)

Ringo in Dallas. Aw, yeah!

 

Hell yes. Wait, are you in Dallas?

Just a 3-hour drive away up here in Oklahoma. I love going to Dallas!

EDIT: So, are we meeting up on July 5th?

 

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Ahhh Girl said

Expert Textpert said

Ahhh Girl said
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parlance said
Per the Examiner, Ringo's announced his summer US tour.

parlance

:-) :-) :-) :-)

Ringo in Dallas. Aw, yeah!

 

Hell yes. Wait, are you in Dallas?

Just a 3-hour drive away up here in Oklahoma. I love going to Dallas!

EDIT: So, are we meeting up on July 5th?

 

That's a definite possibility.  I wonder when/where the tickets go on sale and what they cost.

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28 January 2014
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Expert Textpert said

Ahhh Girl said

Expert Textpert said

Ahhh Girl said
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parlance said
Per the Examiner, Ringo's announced his summer US tour.
parlance

:-) :-) :-) :-)
Ringo in Dallas. Aw, yeah!
 

Hell yes. Wait, are you in Dallas?

Just a 3-hour drive away up here in Oklahoma. I love going to Dallas!
EDIT: So, are we meeting up on July 5th?
 

That's a definite possibility.  I wonder when/where the tickets go on sale and what they cost.

We'll get it figured out. Guess we should move this conversation to a PM.

 

28 January 2014
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Billy Rhythm said

parlance said
It turns out Julian offered to be a part of last night's celebration, and was snubbed. :-(

parlance

 

Without Julian, there'd be no 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' and he inspired Paul to write his best song ever in 'Hey Jude', not only should he have been one of the first to be invited to the party but probably should be slotted in to perform as well, this is inexcusable...:-)

 

Not to mention Good Night. I agree, even they wanted to stick with more "current" artists, there should have been a slot for him.

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28 January 2014
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Variety Weekly feature on Ringo. It looks like if you can find it on the newsstands, he's on the cover. :-D

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parlance said

Billy Rhythm said

parlance said
It turns out Julian offered to be a part of last night's celebration, and was snubbed. :-(
parlance

 
Without Julian, there'd be no 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' and he inspired Paul to write his best song ever in 'Hey Jude', not only should he have been one of the first to be invited to the party but probably should be slotted in to perform as well, this is inexcusable...:-)

 

Not to mention Good Night. I agree, even they wanted to stick with more "current" artists, there should have been a slot for him.

parlance

 

He should at least have been invited to be there. Sean was there, why not Julian? I don't understand why they always exclude him from everything.

Anyway, really looking forward to that show! Can't wait. This is one of those things I DO get excited for.

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