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12 December 2011
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The ramblings of a being in thought. This has probably written Here, There And Everywhere before what the hey.

 

Following on from the 1974 John/Paul get together thread it got me thinking.

We know (or are led to believe) that John was looking to return to the UK, tour and revisit some old beatles tunes (she loves you, I Want To Hold Your Hand).

We know that Paul phoned John during the Double Fantasy sessions to see if John would be interested in doing some music together since he was back in the studios but Yoko blocked the call getting thru. Plus in interviews a few years later Paul seemed to indicate his enthusiasm for Wings had pretty much died by 1980 and Japan was more out of committment than desire.

We know that Ringo had asked John, Paul and George for material for his next album (George had given him a couple of songs including a very early version of All Those Years Ago (George rewrote the words after the events of Dec 1980) and they had recorded together in the studion).

We know that George was becoming disillusioned with the music industry, and his record label, Warner Brothers, had vetoed some of the songs he gave them believing them to be too downbeat.

 

So would The Beatles have reformed in 1981? Would there still have been a hinderance(s); George, John being hurt about being hardly mentioned in I Me Mine, Yoko, ego's, business dealings?

 

The start off point would be to record a track or two together for Ringo's album as that was always some kind of common ground, even in the later days of The Beatles they managed to reduce their egos for Octopus's Garden. And then take it from there.

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13 December 2011
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a-hard-days-night-george-4 I don't think they would have reunited for a longer period of time than an odd charity concert or something. Because frankly, their music was just too different, it would have been like the White Album-individuals making songs as individuals on a group album. But I agree with mith that they could have helped Ringo to make some songs. I do, however, think it would have had been possible ( a-hard-days-night-ringo-13) for them to form smaller groups, like Paul and John or John and George, for example. For some period of time. Let's not make Yoko the demon here a-hard-days-night-george-1 I don't know her reasons for blocking Paul's calls; maybe she was angry with him (very understandable given the treatment she sometimes got), or jealous. But if John iniated something with Paul, I find it very hard to belive that Yoko would try to stop that. Not that I know her that well, though..a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 And I'm really not even sure if I would have liked the Beatles to have reunited (these tenses are killing me! can I use something like that if I haven't actually lived at the time?), John seemed better off without it.

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I read the wiki entry for All Those Years Ago and is says that not only did Paul play bass but that Paul, Linda and Denny Laine all went to Friar Park, George's Studios, which is news to me.

I remember reading elsewhere ages ago that Paul overdubbed his contribution to the track in another studio. Plus Paul was annoyed that whilst he was in the Japanese prison in January 1980 Denny was away signing deals for his solo album and enjoying film festivals and there was ill feeling between them in how Wings ended, if later interviews with both of them are right.

Anyone know if Wiki is accurate on this or not,  I'll have a look in some beatles books.

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