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Which of the Beatles' children is your favorite?
26 May 2013
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fabfouremily said
I really don't like it how Yoko tries to make Sean look like John (unless he does it himself, that is). What's with the long hair and the granny glasses? If Sean is talented as a musician, he'll make it without trying to be someone else, or trying to remind everyone who is father is/was. What's happened to originality?

 

I even think the whole trying-to-look-like-john-thing could prevent him from ''making it''.

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fabfouremily said

I really don't like it how Yoko tries to make Sean look like John (unless he does it himself, that is). What's with the long hair and the granny glasses?

Really now, Sean's a full-grown man - I'm sure he dresses himself without Yoko's input! Long hair and grannies is a pretty timeless look, imo.

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And Sean's not the only one to take on his father's look at times. Julian has had his moments, with no help from Yoko.

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My favourite beatles Child would be Dhani Harrison because i love the way he talks about his dad in George Harrison: Living in a material world.

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Von Bontee said

fabfouremily said

I really don't like it how Yoko tries to make Sean look like John (unless he does it himself, that is). What's with the long hair and the granny glasses?

Really now, Sean's a full-grown man - I'm sure he dresses himself without Yoko's input! Long hair and grannies is a pretty timeless look, imo.

Oh, I'm sure he dresses himself, I'm just saying that his mom might have some sort of input in the way he is, in general. I dunno. It is a timeless look, but he just looks like his imitating to me.

 

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I never put in my 2 cents on this thread so here I go (and I revive thee thread)

It's pretty obvious who my favourite Beatles child is Jason  Dhani

I like Dhani's music, his personality, the fact that he looks like George isn't a bad thing either a-hard-days-night-george-10 He's closely followed by Julian though (daww Julian seems like such a dote) if I liked Julian's music he would be seriously competing with Dhani but I think Julian's music has aged quite badly, sorry Julian :/

Julian "made it" in the music world but he isn't really listened to today, how many 12 year olds do you hear saying "Jaysus just listened to Valotte for the 5th time in a row, great album...". Dhani and thenewno2 would  probably be the closest to "making it" and they could have if the "Beautiful Creatures" movie hadn't been such a "commercial flop" (I thought it was an okay-ish movie, the boys did a great job on the soundtrack). But I don't think they'll ever make it into the "mainstream" but Dhani prefers that anyways he wants to be "successful but not famous" and I think he's doing a damn good job on it.

Sean however, is disliked by quite a few people, I don't have any problem with the boy, he seems sound enough even if he can't spell "rhythm" :P I don't really listen to GOASTT or his solo music but I liked his work on the "A Monster in Paris" soundtrack. I don't like his girlfriend Charlotte though, she seems a bit "dim" :/

And that is my rant for the day

 

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For me it would have to be Zak. Everyone else has the surname their parent made it by, and the connection can't be avoided. Zak Starkey though? Drummer for Oasis and The Who in his time. People needed telling who his father was, and he hasn't even really been following in his father's footsteps. It was Keith Moon who got him into, and taught him, drumming. Apt that he should end up sitting on Keith's stool, and become the best drummer The Who had after Moon. Kenny Jones was good but he couldn't roam the kit in the same way  Keith did, or in the same way Keith taught Zak to do.

Zak doesn't make a big thing of his success though. He doesn't do interviews proclaiming what an in-demand drummer he is or anything. He doesn't do "I'm the son of Ringo Starr!" interviews. He just takes the jobs that are offered him, and leaves any attention drawing to his role to his employers.

A nice, modest man who just happens to be one of the best, and most sought after, drummers in the world today.

And for those who say that the Lennon, McCartney and Harrison children had no choice about the surname, tell that to Mike McGear.

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^

Lol good point.

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Isn't is common knowledge that Zak Starkey is Ringo's son? I knew that before I became a Beatles fan.

EDIT: Also, I don't think it would have been very easy for either of John's kids to escape the fact that their dad is John Lennon.

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While it can't be denied that who Zak's dad is a big secret, it's not something he's made a big thing of. He can do nothing if something gets printed mentioning who his father is, or if some people are aware of the connection. I have had plenty of friends over the years who, when watching him with The Who or someone, have been totally unaware of who his father is until I've pointed it out.

As to whether it is possible for the Beatle children like Julian, Sean, Dhani and James to pass under the radar and release material without who they are coming into it.

Well, Paul's managed it twice!

For the longest time, there were many doubts about the 1977 Thrillington album. Nobody was really sure if Percy "Thrills" Thrillington was really Paul or not, and many dismissed the idea out of hand. The success of the ruse was shown by the massive jump in value of the original record when Paul finally confirmed it was him in 1989.

I bought a copy of the album in the mid-80s at a second-hand record shop called Beanos as an oddity. It cost me £15. Just a few years later, after Paul had spoken, I saw it selling in the same shop for over £100.

Though not for as long, he also - along with Youth - played the same stroke with the first Fireman album in 1993. I can remember the weeks of debate in the wake of its release about who it was, and the "It's too NOW, to be Paul", until EMI confirmed a little while after the release - and after it had charted - who the Fireman were.

Then, back in the '60s, there was Bernard Webb - who wrote Woman for Peter & Gordan. An attempt to find out whether a song given away would succeed without the "Lennon/McCartney" moniker attached.

Paul has always liked the idea of his work being judged without the baggage.

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I can't believe there was ever really any doubt that Paul "was" Thrillington, to the extent that anybody even cared. Who else would conceive of the idea to release an instrumental orchestrated version of his then-critically unacclaimed Ram album? And come up with silly name like Percy "Thrills" Thrillington? The whole concept seems like the product of potheaded Paul whimsy!

Now, the Fireman thing, that was totally under the radar, no question.

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vonbontee said
I can't believe there was ever really any doubt that Paul "was" Thrillington, to the extent that anybody even cared. Who else would conceive of the idea to release an instrumental orchestrated version of his then-critically unacclaimed Ram album? And come up with silly name like Percy "Thrills" Thrillington? The whole concept seems like the product of potheaded Paul whimsy!

Now, the Fireman thing, that was totally under the radar, no question.

I played the Firemen's music on my show. Totally fascinating to listen to, especially if you're into ambient music.

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I saw Zak play with The Who twice. He's pretty awesome, and yes, he is the best for them since Moon.

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Dhani - only because his dad is my favorite Beatle.

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Arise zombie thread (this is the second time I've done this :O )

I didn't really want to make a new thread to complain about something but I wonder what you guys think of Sean's band The GOASTT. I don't want to post their newest single here 'Animals' because it contains things which are against the forum's charter. Anyhoo Google it if you want (and you're 18+ of course a-hard-days-night-george-10, it's on YT and it doesn't block under 18 users which is weird). Their music is very strange (and that isn't even the correct word to describe it). Both Charlotte (Sean's girlfriend) and Sean appear (to me anyways) to be too "try-hard", "oh look at us we're new-age hippies"

Here is one of their older-songs 'Comic Strip':

GOASST kind of shows Sean's weakness as a singer far more than it does in his solo albums. Charlotte has quite a nice voice and Sean's awkward, slightly off-key vocals shine through.

I don't really like Charlotte's personality as stated above, she once described modelling as "schizophrenic" ahhhh what? Dressing up in clothes and having your picture taken is not schizophrenic in any way, does she even understand what schizophrenia is? She goes under the name 'Kemp Muhl' for modelling and was a Maybelline model a while back. 

Getting side-tracked this isn't about Charlotte or Sean themselves more about 'their music', so what do you lads and lassies think of The GOASTT?

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Since the music video is risque apparently (I didn't watch it), here's a live performance of the Animals song ASJ mentioned.

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Dhani, he seems the nicest to me in the interviews I've seen of the Beatle kids. I've only heard his cover of For You Blue, but from that I can tell he's a good musician too. He looks a lot like his dad too which I find cool.

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I picked Stella 'cause, well, I dig chicks......yoko-ono_01

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Old quote, but responding anyway...

AppleScruffJunior said
I like Dhani's music, his personality, the fact that he looks like George isn't a bad thing either a-hard-days-night-george-10 He's closely followed by Julian though (daww Julian seems like such a dote) if I liked Julian's music he would be seriously competing with Dhani but I think Julian's music has aged quite badly, sorry Julian :/

Julian "made it" in the music world but he isn't really listened to today, how many 12 year olds do you hear saying "Jaysus just listened to Valotte for the 5th time in a row, great album...". Dhani and thenewno2 would  probably be the closest to "making it" and they could have if the "Beautiful Creatures" movie hadn't been such a "commercial flop" (I thought it was an okay-ish movie, the boys did a great job on the soundtrack). But I don't think they'll ever make it into the "mainstream" but Dhani prefers that anyways he wants to be "successful but not famous" and I think he's doing a damn good job on it.
 

I was 13 when Valotte came out, and I bought the 7" and played it quite a bit. So, I was close in age to your example actually. It's still one of my favorite songs of the '80s, and up until this year's radical spring cleaning, I still had that 7".

On that same note (no pun intended), it's too early to tell if thenewno2 will stand the test of time.

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AppleScruffJunior said
Both Charlotte (Sean's girlfriend) and Sean appear (to me anyways) to be too "try-hard"

On that, we agree.

As a song, Animals is okay. The video is on the level of Two Virgins cover-risque. Nothing much.

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