29 August 2021
Well, Patti did it but I think this quote is way over-hyped. Apart from the nitpick that they couldn’t sack him if he’d quit, some off the cuff remark by John doesn’t amount to a serious plan in my book.
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This should be in either the thread for Peter Jackson’s Get Back (which it is promoting) or the Let It Be 50th Anniversary thread. Small things that are part of bigger things don’t always need their own thread that will quickly fade after a comment or two.
The audio isn’t, as the Daily Mail claim, newly unearthed. It has been circulating on bootleg for some decades.
George walks out on 10 January 1969 saying he’ll see them around the clubs, John sarcastically plays the “Soon be gone” part of The Who’s A Quick One While He’s Away, and John quips later in the day, as they discuss what to do, that they can always get Eric in as he’s less trouble.
An off-the-cuff jokey comment in the wake of George’s walk out, and that’s shown to be as that by the fact that they accommodated George by moving from Twickenham to Savile Row.
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Yeah. The headline is bullshit as George was never sacked, he walked out (quit) and the other three spent a few days semi-rehearsing, messing about and trying to find a way to discuss the issues between all four. Meetings were also held behind the scenes over about a week where it was worked out what they were doing as there was no real plan in place. I think it was also decided during those 7 days that as well as leaving Twickenham (which John also hated) they decided to to get Billy in and forget playing abroad.
Nothing like taking one or two comments and writing garbage to get clicks on a website.
Should also note this the Eric thing is also covered in many books including ‘The Beatles Anthology’. 5 minutes of research would therefore have revealed this “unearthed audio”.
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Indeed, it’s not a revelation. I’ve always found it funny actually because of John’s reaction to it all.
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Eric’s reaction in the anthology is great too. He just laughs at the question, and knows its a ridiculous notion.
Ron Nasty said
George walks out on 10 January 1969 saying he’ll see them around the clubs, John sarcastically plays the “Soon be gone” part of The Who’s A Quick One While He’s Away
Very clever. I didn’t know this but i’m going to have to go back through Jan 10 to try and hear it. Is it a part of A/B road and if so what slate?
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