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Beatle holograms - for or against?
23 May 2014
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It's just weird when someone's dead they're dead! End of!

If the Lennon/Harrison estates consent to John/George holograms, I will dislike them a tad bit more. I don't support a "Beatles reunion" so long as John and George remain dead, The Beatles will never be back together!

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AppleScruffJunior said
It's just weird when someone's dead they're dead! End of!

If the Lennon/Harrison estates consent to John/George holograms, I will dislike them a tad bit more. I don't support a "Beatles reunion" so long as John and George remain dead, The Beatles will never be back together!

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Same as Parlance and ASJ. Stinks of a tactless stunt to achieve a Beatles reunion that cannot happen due to two being no longer with us and i cannot for the life of me see George being happy with being on stage as a Beatle again whether alive or dead. Thankfully Olivia seems to not to go against what she feels George wouldnt have wanted if he were alive so she is more likely to not grant permission to use his image. Yoko on the other-hand might see it as art and lead the campaign to get it happening.

Actually i'm not that convinced Paul and Ringo would be keen to perform alongside holograms of their favourite bandmates either - tho maybe they are and we'll get a 'live' performance of Now and Then, the ultimate publicity for the newest 'Beatles' single.

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Given Paul's recent comments implying that having a reunion would have tarnished the legacy, I can't see him being keen on it.

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I thought the Michael Jackson thing looked quite cool, but still, it's not real. It's just another way to earn money. I don't know if you have it in English, but in Dutch we have a saying that says ''one man's death is another man's bread''. I think you can all figure out what that means. Same goes for releasing so called ''collaboration songs'' like Michael Jackson ''did with'' Justin Timberlake. Also, I agree with the rest ASJ, Parlance and Meanmistermustard said. 

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I guess I would be against it... It just wouldn't feel right. Very odd, as well. There would be the age difference, John was 40 when he died, so you'll have the 40 year old John next to a 71 year old Paul... Weird! I can also imagine how strange it must be for Ringo and Paul to be performing next to their mates. Would they want to? Probably not...

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I don't need a Beatles reunion, because I already live in a dream world where I always think of The Beatles as a group that is still together and still look young... a-hard-days-night-john-6

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I thought that the Freddie Mercury hollogram was cool, but that was because the audience was so into it. I don't think it's right to use their likenesses without knowing what they would've been okay with. I don't see a point in a reunion half a century after the fact anyway. It's nice when Paul and Ringo get together and perform, but seeing "John" and "George" on stage now wouldn't feel right.

We still have Paul and Ringo actively touring and we should enjoy that. In another 50 years when they've been gone for a while, if they want to have all four of them performing I Want To Hold Your Hand in hologram form, I'll have no problem because then its just a 3D video (which would actually be pretty cool).

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Absolutely against the whole idea - just because we have the technology doesn't mean it should be employed in such a cynical, tacky and embarrassing manner. I would lose a lot of respect for Olivia, Sean, Yoko etc. (or whoever "owns" the identities in question) if they ever sanctioned such a thing.

(SMDH at the idea of the Tupac/MJ/Freddie Mercury holograms too, even though I don't take it so personal in those cases.)

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Annadog40 said

AppleScruffJunior said
It's just weird when someone's dead they're dead! End of!

If the Lennon/Harrison estates consent to John/George holograms, I will dislike them a tad bit more. I don't support a "Beatles reunion" so long as John and George remain dead, The Beatles will never be back together!

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The gold standard of the disembodied reunion was Natalie Cole with her father, the late great Nat King Cole, singing his hit "Unforgettable".

It was done in 1991, which as Wikipedia tells us, "won three awards at the Grammy Awards of 1991; Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance".

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^^ That creeped me out too. Saturday Night Live did a great parody, featuring Ellen Cleghorne:

 

 

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The gold standard of the disembodied reunion was Natalie Cole with her father, the late great Nat King Cole, singing his hit "Unforgettable".

It was done in 1991, which as Wikipedia tells us, "won three awards at the Grammy Awards of 1991; Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance".

Well, knowing that won all those awards, the Grammies have lost all credibility with me now. *sarcasm*

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23 May 2014
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I agree with Mr Kite. It'd be weird to have dead John and George performing with old living Paul and Ringo. I'd be fine if a while after Paul & Ringo are both gone (hopefully not for very long time), if they make all 4 Beatles as holograms, perhaps to recreate Shea Stadium, but if it's half of them I'd find it very weird.

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It would just be awkward for Paul and Richie, basiclly agreeing with everyone

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Whoa. Just looking at the title of this thread... We're living in the future.

I don't really mind either way. If it was for the whole thing, it'd get a bit cheesy and weird. But if it was something like a short cameo, like walking up to and smiling at Paul at the end, then it could be really effective and touching.

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Never knew this happened.

Not a hologram but no reason why this couldn't be used for a John & Paul or any other person type thing .

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I think it could be great, a bit wierd but great !

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Zombie Beatles: They'll eat your brain and put on a heck of a show while doing it.

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Like I said, I don't think the holograms should play all the songs with Paul, but rather something more bittersweet and beautiful. Here's my idea.

The stage lights go out. About ten seconds later, two person-shaped lights appear on the side of the staircases. They fade in to reveal John and George, walking up to centre stage. The lights in the middle flicker on, revealing Paul and Ringo. The holograms stand around them and they all smile. Paul sings a line of a song (let's say Hey Jude even if it is the early Beatles as holograms taken from AHDN , just for fans' sake), then the rest join in one-by-one, then the lights slowly turn on individually. Ringo goes to the drums at the back of the stage (with the Drop-T logo) and John and George get their guitars. Once the song is finished, they all exchange one last smile, then the holograms fade away.

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Sorry to break this to everyone, but John and George are dead! A freakshow featuring holograms would not reunite The Beatles. I don't like holograms of live people who couldn't make it, so you can imagine my view of pretending the dead are living... Especially when it could never be a "live" performance, but at best a mimed performance with some tightly scripted live performance on top.

Holograms? No thank you!

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