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Research Question: I Need Your Help
4 June 2010
12.57am
PeterWeatherby
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I want your opinion, because I'm collecting data for a research paper (of course I'm doing my research paper on The Beatles!) – I've set up a poll on my blog to collect answers to this question: Why did The Beatles break up?

It should only take a few seconds to answer the poll question, and it will really help me out with the paper I'm writing.  The poll is at the very top of the right-hand navigation menu.

Thanks, gang. :)

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4 June 2010
3.11pm
Happy Nat
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PeterWeatherby said:

I want your opinion, because I'm collecting data for a research paper (of course I'm doing my research paper on The Beatles!) – I've set up a poll on my blog to collect answers to this question: Why did The Beatles break up?

It should only take a few seconds to answer the poll question, and it will really help me out with the paper I'm writing.  The poll is at the very top of the right-hand navigation menu.

Thanks, gang. :)


 

I think the main reasons would be: John's indifference with anything related to the group, at a time when he was struggling to kick the big H. This was severly compounded by Paul's huge distaste for Allen Klien (the subject of You Never Give Me Your Money and Carry That Weight). And in the background of all of this, they were going their separate ways anyway, as far as musical interests, and all felt the natural need to see what they could do on their own. The Beatles image was now restricting their individuality way too much.

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4 June 2010
3.14pm
Happy Nat
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Happy Nat said:

PeterWeatherby said:

I want your opinion, because I'm collecting data for a research paper (of course I'm doing my research paper on The Beatles!) – I've set up a poll on my blog to collect answers to this question: Why did The Beatles break up?

It should only take a few seconds to answer the poll question, and it will really help me out with the paper I'm writing.  The poll is at the very top of the right-hand navigation menu.

Thanks, gang. :)


 

I think the main reasons would be: John's indifference with anything related to the group, at a time when he was struggling to kick the big H. This was severly compounded by Paul's huge distaste for Allen Klien (the subject of You Never Give Me Your Money and Carry That Weight). And in the background of all of this, they were going their separate ways anyway, as far as musical interests, and all felt the natural need to see what they could do on their own. The Beatles image was now restricting their individuality way too much.


 

Peter, I tried to do the right thing just now and post that previous comment on your blog before realizing only one multiple choice answer is allowed. Problem is there was more than one reason and a few have a relatively equal weight imo.

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5 June 2010
11.59am
mjb
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Voted!

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8 June 2010
4.37am
McLerristarr
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I could have answered a number of those so I chose the one I thought was the main reason. Good idea for a poll.

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8 June 2010
7.15pm
Zig
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Answered the poll – I did not see an "All of the Above" selection, so just chose one answer.

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9 June 2010
2.56pm
Von Bontee
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I think Ringo always gets off too easy. Everybody knows the breakup was all his fault!

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9 June 2010
7.23pm
Happy Nat
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Zig said:

Answered the poll – I did not see an "All of the Above" selection, so just chose one answer.


 

I'm thinking John lost interest is probably the strongest. That got my vote.

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9 June 2010
8.32pm
Zig
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Any one of these 3 could have been strongest – They naturally drifted apart, Paul got too bossy or John lost interest.

When I think 'drifted apart' I think interest-wise, not as friends. To me, their interests drifted apart.

For the poll though, an All of the Above selection would have been the overwhelming choice. Just my opinion.

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9 June 2010
9.37pm
PeterWeatherby
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Zig said:

For the poll though, an All of the Above selection would have been the overwhelming choice. Just my opinion.


Thanks, guys, I really appreciate everyone's contribution to the poll.  I figured that for most of us, being slightly more "die-hard" fans than most, it would be difficult to choose one poll answer over another, and that's exactly why I didn't include a "Select all" or "All of the above" choice.  I wanted people to have to choose the one answer that juuuuuust edged out the others in importance, and because those votes are being cast by Beatles "addicts" who obviously know a lot about the in's and out's and complexities of the breakup, those votes are all the more valuable to me.  So, thanks again, this is very helpful.  And PS: we all know it was Yoko's fault. :)
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9 June 2010
11.46pm
GniknuS
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PeterWeatherby said:


Thanks, guys, I really appreciate everyone's contribution to the poll.  I figured that for most of us, being slightly more "die-hard" fans than most, it would be difficult to choose one poll answer over another, and that's exactly why I didn't include a "Select all" or "All of the above" choice.  I wanted people to have to choose the one answer that juuuuuust edged out the others in importance, and because those votes are being cast by Beatles "addicts" who obviously know a lot about the in's and out's and complexities of the breakup, those votes are all the more valuable to me.  So, thanks again, this is very helpful.  And PS: we all know it was Yoko's fault. :)
 

 

I'm suprised Yoko doesn't have any votes and John losing interest has quite a few when it seems like John lost interest because of Yoko.

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10 June 2010
12.48am
Tyler
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I'd list Yoko, Paul's bossiness, and John's lack of interest as the top three reasons. I'd also list John's personality, although it's not usually mentioned. John was the type of person who would get under your skin if he could; in their earlier years it wasn't that big of a deal, but since the atmosphere was already combustible, that aspect of his personality didn't help matters at all. Just my two cents ;-)

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2 July 2010
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skye
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So how's you research paper coming along?

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2 July 2010
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MrBig
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Tyler said:

I'd list Yoko, Paul's bossiness, and John's lack of interest as the top three reasons. I'd also list John's personality, although it's not usually mentioned. John was the type of person who would get under your skin if he could; in their earlier years it wasn't that big of a deal, but since the atmosphere was already combustible, that aspect of his personality didn't help matters at all. Just my two cents ;-)


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