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If John was here today...
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Starr Shine?
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13 June 2014 - 1.50am

If John was here today, How do we know he would be there yesterday?

she was the sun, burning bright and brittle and,https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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Hey Jude !
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3 July 2014 - 4.59pm

If John was here today he would easily shut the mouth of "today boybands" who claim that they are the next "Beatles"

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Mistermark21
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15 July 2014 - 9.19am

Things he would have loved: Twitter, YouTube, Amazon Kindle (he would have written/self-published ebooks im sure of it), Curb Your Enthusiasm (he probably would have made an appearance).

Things he would have loathed: George Bush, The War In Afghanistan, Guitar Hero.

 

He probably would have been very persuasive with the whole iTunes thing and if Angelina Jolie could become UN Ambassador, why no Lennon? I know who i'd rather see.

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Ahhh Girl
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15 July 2014 - 9.28am

Hello, @Mistermark21! Glad you've joined the forum. If you would like to tell us your Beatlemanic story, we would love to hear (read) it. Here's the place to introduce yourself to the group.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo...../page-115/

And, I have to ask, is your location for real or just in your dreams like it is for so many of us?

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Mistermark21
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15 July 2014 - 10.11am

And, I have to ask, is your location for real or just in your dreams like it is for so many of us?

Hello, yes I'm from Liverpool born and raised. In fact, on my way to work each morning my bus drives through Penny Lane, Menlove Avenue (John's home) and I work round the corner from the Cavern Club. Although the original Cavern Club was knocked down years ago and someone opposite renamed their pub The Cavern, so the tourists THINK it's the same Cavern The Beatles went to (but it really isn't.)

On my bus home I go past Strawberry Fields. For me, its not so special or strange, but I suppose its because I've seen it everyday for 29 years:)

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Oyster Black Pearl
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15 July 2014 - 12.15pm

Mistermark21 said
On my bus home I go past Strawberry Fields. For me, its not so special or strange, but I suppose its because I've seen it everyday for 29 years:)

Indeed, and welcome,

It's a great place here with some fab people, glad to have another cultural ambassador on board ;-) .

Alex

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15 July 2014 - 6.57pm

Mistermark21 said

And, I have to ask, is your location for real or just in your dreams like it is for so many of us?

Hello, yes I'm from Liverpool born and raised. In fact, on my way to work each morning my bus drives through Penny Lane, Menlove Avenue (John's home) and I work round the corner from the Cavern Club. Although the original Cavern Club was knocked down years ago and someone opposite renamed their pub The Cavern, so the tourists THINK it's the same Cavern The Beatles went to (but it really isn't.)

On my bus home I go past Strawberry Fields. For me, its not so special or strange, but I suppose its because I've seen it everyday for 29 years:)

Wow, welcome to the forum @Mistermark21 . I think, if I am correct, that you are the first Liverpudlian to have joined the forum. Congratulations on becoming the Forumpudlian now! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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Ahhh Girl
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15 July 2014 - 8.00pm

StrawberryFieldsForever said

Mistermark21 said

And, I have to ask, is your location for real or just in your dreams like it is for so many of us?

Hello, yes I'm from Liverpool born and raised. In fact, on my way to work each morning my bus drives through Penny Lane, Menlove Avenue (John's home) and I work round the corner from the Cavern Club. Although the original Cavern Club was knocked down years ago and someone opposite renamed their pub The Cavern, so the tourists THINK it's the same Cavern The Beatles went to (but it really isn't.)

On my bus home I go past Strawberry Fields. For me, its not so special or strange, but I suppose its because I've seen it everyday for 29 years:)

Wow, welcome to the forum @Mistermark21 . I think, if I am correct, that you are the first Liverpudlian to have joined the forum. Congratulations on becoming the Forumpudlian now! a-hard-days-night-george-9

@Oyster Black Pearl is a Liverpudlian. That's why I PM'd him today to tell him about our new member. I'm glad OBP jumped into the conversation. He has some nifty information to share with us when he gets a free moment. He has been a busy guy!

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thisbirdhasflown
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15 July 2014 - 8.16pm

Lucky to have an actual scouser here!!!

If John was here today, he'd be ******* at not just the music, but everything about modern society. Who knows what he might think against the musicians, leaders, and citizens of the modern era?

By hook or by crook, I'll be last in this book.

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Mistermark21
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16 July 2014 - 9.44am

Thanks guysa-hard-days-night-george-10

I think Guitar Hero would have really annoyed John... especially The Beatles guitar hero they brought out. Pressing 4 buttons in different combinations when that time could be spent actually learning to play a REAL guitar.

He'd have written/sang about 9/11 im absolutely sure of that. Probably would have stuck up for Marilyn Manson when he got blamed for the Columbine school killings.

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16 July 2014 - 10.53am

It is interesting to wonder how John would have responded to 9/11. There has to be a good chance that he would still be a New Yorker, even if not it would have been his main home for over a decade (1971-1981). I think he would have been outraged and devastated that his city had been attacked in such a disgusting and cowardly way. I also think, and this may be a point of disagreement between me and many of you, that he would have had little disagreement with the reasons for the invasion of Afghanistan (a rogue nation sheltering Bin Laden, and allowing him to plan his next attack from there), though would have regretted its necessity.

There is a misconception, in my opinion, about John and his stance on war. He was someone who recognised that it is sometimes necessary. There is a quote from one of his last interviews that often gets overlooked because it showed that he saw things as much more complicated than just Give Peace A Chance.

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King are great examples of fantastic nonviolents who died violently. I can never work that out. We're pacifists, but I'm not sure what it means when you're such a pacifist that you get shot. I can never understand that.

Obviously, like Paul, he probably would have quickly soured with where Bush and Blair took things, and would quickly have become very outspoken against the direction things were headed in, and the mistakes being made. I think that, as some here have suggested, it's far too simplistic to suggest he would automatically have been against the invasion of Afghanistan because he was into peace.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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Zig
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17 July 2014 - 9.34pm

If John was here today...
...would he be debating Paul over who wrote what percentage of each Beatles song?
...we wouldn't have Paul's lovely song 'Here Today'.
...would he still be living in NYC exclusively?
...would he have been "Heather Millsed" by Yoko?
...I would hope that his relationship with Julian would have been strengthened.

All interesting thoughts upthread. Nice topic idea, LSDTripper.apple01

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meanmistermustard

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17 July 2014 - 9.40pm

I doubt either John or Paul would have been debating who wrote what as they wouldnt be that bothered over it. Paul seems to be doing so only because he feels (with good cause) John gets more respect for the Beatles work than he does and is trying to balance it out.

I'd trade Here Today for John being here today in a billisecond.

I'd like to think having been so close to Sean and seeing him grow up John would have sought to get closer to Julian and work thru any diffficulties they had.

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18 July 2014 - 6.05pm

meanmistermustard said

I'd like to think having been so close to Sean and seeing him grow up John would have sought to get closer to Julian and work thru any diffficulties they had.

Perhaps he would have made an effort to better his relationship with Julian. The undivided attention that Sean received was because John had ignored Julian when he most needed him.a-hard-days-night-paul-4

And oh, if that ahdn_paul_06were to happen then maybe I'd be more optimistic and say...wish that there would have been a concert featuring John, Julian and Sean as a sort of a display of support from John to his sons.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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18 July 2014 - 6.15pm

StrawberryFieldsForever said

...wish that there would have been a concert featuring John, Julian and Sean as a sort of a display of support from John to his sons.

I hadn't considered that. How cool would THAT have been?

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Von Bontee
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18 July 2014 - 6.17pm

"The Lennons" would've made a good sitcom - the wacky adventures that happen when Julian & Sean both move in with John & Yoko! Sean's the wisecracking sarcastic one, John's the put-upon, Cosby-style one (with a similar gift for sarcastic wisecracks), Julian's the angsty rebellious one, and Yoko's the feared-by-all mother who's never seen (we just hear her voice offstage).

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18 July 2014 - 6.21pm

Von Bontee said
"The Lennons" would've made a good sitcom - the wacky adventures that happen when Julian & Sean both move in with John & Yoko! Sean's the wisecracking sarcastic one, John's the put-upon, Cosby-style one (with a similar gift for sarcastic wisecracks), Julian's the angsty rebellious one, and Yoko's the feared-by-all mother who's never seen (we just hear her voice offstage).

Hahaha yoko-ono_01agrees. 

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Bongo
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18 July 2014 - 6.35pm

Waddya mean "IF".  

He's still composing Today.  He's decomposing.......a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 Sorry, don't hate me!paul-mccartney

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Zig
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18 July 2014 - 6.37pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Yikes

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18 July 2014 - 6.47pm
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