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Paul singing John's songs.. how do you feel about it?
2 June 2010
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mithveaen
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Ok this might be a little controversial topic so please don't get too angry with each other ok??

 

Well it turns out that my boss (who's a huge John Lennon fan) thinks that Paul shouldn't sing Give Peace a chance in his concerts after all the problems he had with John. Actually I wasn't aware of his hate for Paul until I asked him "Hey what do you want to yell Paul in the concert?" and he said "How can you sleep at night?".

 

I found that interesting, and it gives me another perspective. I'd love to hear yours. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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2 June 2010
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"How DO you sleep", surely?

Paul singing GPAC is, along with Here Today, a tribute to John after everything they went through together. He also sings Something as a tribute to George. Is that in bad taste too? I just wish he'd chosen a better song by John, as I find the arena singalong thing a bit embarrassing.

I think the bitterness between them really only lasted a couple of years, and by the mid 70s they were on good terms again - albeit hardly best friends. They might have said nasty things about each other in public, but privately the bonds between them all were pretty solid.

Remember, officially at least, Paul co-wrote GPAC.a-hard-days-night-john-7a-hard-days-night-paul-2

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2 June 2010
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I have no problem with Paul singing anyone's songs. For that matter, I have no problem with Ringo singing any songs written by John.

Actually, it would be kind of funny hearing Paul sing How do You Sleep? in concert.

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2 June 2010
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Paul singing GPAC does not change my life one bit.

I'm not sure how the business end of the music industry works, but when someone does a cover of another artist's work, are there not royalties involved?  However in this case it should be a moot point since as Joe correctly stated above  a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 that Paul's name is on the song too.

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2 June 2010
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Doesn't that completely go against the message of the song?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 Lol, tell your boss to get over it.

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c64wood said:

Paul singing GPAC does not change my life one bit.

I'm not sure how the business end of the music industry works, but when someone does a cover of another artist's work, are there not royalties involved?  However in this case it should be a moot point since as Joe correctly stated above  a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 that Paul's name is on the song too.


 

It depends who owns the publishing. GPAC was published by Northern Songs, which isn't owned by Paul or Yoko. Paul's spoken in the past about how, every time he plays his 'own' songs in concert, he has to pay someone else for the privilege.

I'm not sure who actually pays who in this respect – I presume it's the concert promoter or the venue owner who pays up, rather than the artist, but I don't know for sure.

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2 June 2010
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A couple thoughts:

He doesn't sing the whole song - just the chorus. That might help limit the royalties he has to pay.

It's used as a kind of a bridge between A Day In The Life and Let It Be. I would have LOVED to hear a complete ADitL, but the ending is kind of awkward for a concert.

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2 June 2010
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It feels like chewing crap. I wish I have a kukri and sir Paul in a room at the same time.

 

Just kidding.

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2 June 2010
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Marcelo said:

It feels like chewing crap. I wish I have a kukri and sir Paul in a room at the same time.

 

Just kidding.


Huh? 

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2 June 2010
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Mhh interesting answers.

 

And my boss said the title in Spanish that's why I wrote How can.. instead of How do ... me bad.... Anyway I don't think he minds paying royalties to another Beatle.. after all he sings Something and we know that goes straight to Harrison's state right?

 

Well it seems my boss is more resentful than I thought LOL!!

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3 June 2010
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Paul and John were on good terms by the mid-70s.  The animosity faded
as all the problems with Apple's management got worked out, and they got together periodically as friends.

If
you go to YouTube and search for Paul and "Give Peace a Chance", you'll
see footage of the concert in Liverpool (or maybe it was Ireland) where
he debuted the "A Day In The Life/Give Peace a Chance" number.  There
are numerous cutaway shots showing Yoko Ono in the audience, and she is
clearly loving it.  So if John's widow supports it, why should anyone
else have a problem with it?

As for myself, one of the highlights
of my life was singing "Give Peace a Chance" with Paul at the Miami
show.  It was fantastic!

3 June 2010
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Wow thanks guys!! I need to tell my boss to get over it.. but again, he's very resentful. I'll have to convince him to check this thread.

 

and about the singalong... what I found a bit embarrassing I must confess in the concert was the boys and girls singalong in Hey Jude... it was funny but I was like "oh Paul come on!! This is an iconic song!!" a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

Anyway I sang and cheered his crazy sexy moves. a-hard-days-night-paul-6

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3 June 2010
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I take no particular offense to Paul singing "Give Peace a Chance", just think it's quite curious and questionable aesthetically - "GPIC" isn't really a very good song at all! (As John would be the first to admit, no doubt.) Why not do his own "Pipes of Peace" instead? Or maybe "Here Today" if he wanted to pay tribute to John? 

Actually, now that I think of it, y'know what would sound REALLY great? Mixing "Give Peace a Chance" 's chorus with the "Na na na"s in "Hey Jude" - there's a totally natural fit! Or even better: Paul performs "Hey Jude", lets the na-na-nas build for a couple of minutes, then adds "All we are saying..." on top of that, lets THAT build for another minute, and THEN adding "Isn't It a Pity"s coda into the mix! That would be epic.

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3 June 2010
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Von Bontee said:

Actually, now that I think of it, y'know what would sound REALLY great? Mixing "Give Peace a Chance" 's chorus with the "Na na na"s in "Hey Jude" - there's a totally natural fit! Or even better: Paul performs "Hey Jude", lets the na-na-nas build for a couple of minutes, then adds "All we are saying..." on top of that, lets THAT build for another minute, and THEN adding "Isn't It a Pity"s coda into the mix! That would be epic.


 

That's like uber-brilliant!brian-epstein

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That's a great idea! Would GPAC fit over the Hey Jude chords? Each of those songs is slightly different but I'd love to hear them all together. I bet Paul could make it work.

Agreed on Pipes Of Peace too. It's a fantastic song.

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3 June 2010
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Von Bontee said:

 

I take no particular offense to Paul singing "Give Peace a Chance", just think it's quite curious and questionable aesthetically - "GPIC" isn't really a very good song at all! (As John would be the first to admit, no doubt.) Why not do his own "Pipes of Peace" instead? Or maybe "Here Today" if he wanted to pay tribute to John? 

Actually, now that I think of it, y'know what would sound REALLY great? Mixing "Give Peace a Chance" 's chorus with the "Na na na"s in "Hey Jude" - there's a totally natural fit! Or even better: Paul performs "Hey Jude", lets the na-na-nas build for a couple of minutes, then adds "All we are saying..." on top of that, lets THAT build for another minute, and THEN adding "Isn't It a Pity"s coda into the mix! That would be epic.


 

Actually he sings Here today in his concerts... but your idea is just fantastic!!! Now I'm listening Hey Jude.. and it's hard to make fit the "give peace a chance".... but you can do it. if you sing "na na na na give peace a chance.. give peace a chance.. Hey Jude..." a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Ok I guess 'm still in Macca's concert planet, and to be honest, I don't want to get out..... (or get off?) a-hard-days-night-paul-2

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This thread reminds me: Apparently George used to perform "In My Life" on his 1974 USA tour...except in his religious frame of mind, he changed the lyric to "In my life, I love GOD more" !

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3 June 2010
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I bothers me slightly because John was the Peace activist, not Paul. 

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Lewis346 said:

I bothers me slightly because John was the Peace activist, not Paul. 


 

True, but Paul is keeping the message alive by singing John's song. 

Another highlight of the concert was Paul singing "Something."  He doesn't have to sing George's or John's songs...he's got hundreds to choose from.  That he sings them in concert is really moving.  I wiped my eyes more than once.

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Von Bontee said:

This thread reminds me: Apparently George used to perform "In My Life" on his 1974 USA tour...except in his religious frame of mind, he changed the lyric to "In my life, I love GOD more" !


 

I just read an article about that. Changing the meaning of the song bugs me more. But, on the other hand, John was alive to object. Did he have a problem with it?

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