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Im kinda glad that they didn't get back together, because it secured their legacy as the greatest band of all time, and made their history so legendary because pretty much all of their albums are so good.

A comparison I often think of when thinking about the Beatles' legacy is Michael Jordan's career. He could've left off on such a good note with his last shot being a championship-winning shot in Chicago (the equivalent of the Beatles' Abbey Road), but instead he attempted a comeback with the Wizards  where he was only a shadow of his former self (which is probably how the Beatles reunion probably might have turned out like, although basketball is obviously not the same as making music).

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John was set to go to England a week after he was shot, reportedly to discuss the documentary project still then called "The Long And Winding Road." Would there have been new material? Would it have even happened? Thoughts?

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Sky999 said

I agree I would hate for them to be one of those bands that you say "I love the older stuff better or now they are shit".  Speaking of the Stones, Mick Jagger brought up a good point in a joking way a while back on David Letterman. He said nobody wants to hear your new stuff or something like that. I think its true for like bands like the Stones, nobody really wants to hear their new stuff, they want to hear the old classics. It has pass through my brain, of course, what it would have been like for a reunion for The Beatles, but as you said I'm glad they did not. 

Beatle disco = NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of all the concerts I've seen, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney best played into the thoughts you laid down, Sky. The Clapton show was in April 1990 on the tour for the Journeyman album. I love this album and was jazzed when he played songs from it during the first half of the show. Zag and I could not understand why the general audience was not getting into the show as much as we were. Then, he dove into the classics in earnest and the place erupted. As for the Paul show last month, I noticed the same thing. I was thrilled when he played songs from NEW and wished he played more from it. Again, the general audience were not as enthusiatic as I for the latest songs. So, it appears I don't fit into the category of those who go to these shows from rock icons just to hear the classics.

I can't help feeling that some of this can be attributed to the high cost of concert tickets. Looking back at both shows, especailly Macca's, I recall the audience mostly made up of older folk with their children. These parents are established Beatles or Wings fans, love the classics and have careers now which allow them the luxury of taking the kiddies to the high priced show. Those same kiddies love the classics because their parents raised them on those songs. I can certainly understand both generations not caring for NEW as much as they do the classics or loving the album as much as I. This was borne out during my ride to the show. My brother and I went to the show together. My sister-in-law drove us to and from the show and my 14 year old nephew came along for the ride. I asked them to pop NEW into the CD player in order to get myself psyched up for the show (as if I needed it, eh Ahhh Girl?). To my dissapointment, I was the only one in the car who had ever heard the album. The good news is, they all loved it and we listened to it again when they picked us up after the show. But I wonder how many people in the audience had not heard it either - you know, the folks that can afford to bring the whole family to the show.

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