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17 December 2014
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Prices are also down in the UK iTunes store; single cd's (excluding '1') are £6.99, Red, Blue, White and BBC double albums are £9.99, Anthology 1, 2 & 3 £14.99.

Would be nice if these were the standard prices from now on and now just to cover the Christmas and New Year period.

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George will be honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy at next year's ceremonies. [x-posted to the Fiendish Thingies thread]

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Sacred Goose Productions, an LA-based company, have posted a 34-minute video on YouTube in which 550 celebrities answer the age old question: Lennon or McCartney?

Among those who appear are Robert DeNiro, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Priyanka Chopra, The 1975, The Goo Goo Dolls, Big Sean, Carrie Underwood, New Kids on the Block, Fall Out Boy, Pete Townshend, Scott Weiland, Sam Smith, Bridgit Mendler, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Robbie Robertson, Lights, David Byrne and a whole load more.

Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all.

This is the final tally:

Lennon: 282
McCartney: 196
No answer: 50
Ringo Starr : 4
George Harrison : 15
Jimi Hendrix: 1
Lou Reed: 1
Keith Richards: 1
Oasis: 1

Wasn't really sure where to put this, but it is kinda news - there have been articles about it, I discovered it here - so plumped for here. If there's somewhere more apt, feel free to move. (And I apologise if it's already been posted, this is my first day back after a few days involuntary absence - fecking Vodafone!)

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20 December 2014
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I find that strangely compelling and would watch it all the way thru but i'm tired and need to sleep. Thanks for posting it @Ron Nasty.

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That was really fun, Ron. Welcome back. apple01

Edit: Such an interesting study!  I think John benefited because the sample group was composed of mostly artists, who could be expected to identify with John. I think there is also a sympathy factor favoring John.

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.
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20 December 2014
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Hmm wouldn't have thought the Metallica guys were Beatles fans. Knew Kirk has quite a good taste in music though.

I thought Gem would have said McCartney.

That was cool, but I didn't know 2/3rd of the people in it.

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George is to be honoured with Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Note to self: no, you can't beat @parlance .

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Ron Nasty said
Sacred Goose Productions, an LA-based company, have posted a 34-minute video on YouTube in which 550 celebrities answer the age old question: Lennon or McCartney?

Among those who appear are Robert DeNiro, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Priyanka Chopra, The 1975, The Goo Goo Dolls, Big Sean, Carrie Underwood, New Kids on the Block, Fall Out Boy, Pete Townshend, Scott Weiland, Sam Smith, Bridgit Mendler, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Robbie Robertson, Lights, David Byrne and a whole load more.

Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all.

This is the final tally:

Lennon: 282
McCartney: 196
No answer: 50
Ringo Starr : 4
George Harrison : 15
Jimi Hendrix: 1
Lou Reed: 1
Keith Richards: 1
Oasis: 1

Wasn't really sure where to put this, but it is kinda news - there have been articles about it, I discovered it here - so plumped for here. If there's somewhere more apt, feel free to move. (And I apologise if it's already been posted, this is my first day back after a few days involuntary absence - fecking Vodafone!)

Asking to choose between Lennon and McCartney with WMGGW's instrumental in the background...BEATLES ALL THE WAY!!!

It was after watching this video that it hit me how old a phenomenon The Beatles is. Up until now whenever I'd look back on history with the Beatles' perspective and compare it with the political happenings of the then time, I'd always and still do, find the latter more historical. For e.g. in my mind the actual 60s is older than the Beatles' 60s. I know I don't sound sound here.a-hard-days-night-john-2

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Up until now whenever I'd look back on history with the Beatles' perspective and compare it with the political happenings of the then time, I'd always and still do, find the latter more historical.

@StrawberryFieldsForever you would most likely enjoy Can't Buy Me Love by Jonathan Gould. His book does just that. Excellent read.

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@Zig, thanks for the recommendation. I'll definitely try to get my hands on that one.

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Will heartily throw another voice into recommending Gould's 'Can't Buy Me Love '. An absorbing read that you'll be gripped by, really helps you understand the Sixties in line with the Beatles instead of many books which either removes them entirely or only touches on the changing times.

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24 December 2014
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Ron Nasty said
Sacred Goose Productions, an LA-based company, have posted a 34-minute video on YouTube in which 550 celebrities answer the age old question: Lennon or McCartney?

Among those who appear are Robert DeNiro, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Priyanka Chopra, The 1975, The Goo Goo Dolls, Big Sean, Carrie Underwood, New Kids on the Block, Fall Out Boy, Pete Townshend, Scott Weiland, Sam Smith, Bridgit Mendler, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Robbie Robertson, Lights, David Byrne and a whole load more.

Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all.

This is the final tally:

Lennon: 282
McCartney: 196
No answer: 50
Ringo Starr : 4
George Harrison : 15
Jimi Hendrix: 1
Lou Reed: 1
Keith Richards: 1
Oasis: 1

Wasn't really sure where to put this, but it is kinda news - there have been articles about it, I discovered it here - so plumped for here. If there's somewhere more apt, feel free to move. (And I apologise if it's already been posted, this is my first day back after a few days involuntary absence - fecking Vodafone!)

I feel the same way a lot of people described it:  Overall, I love Paul's voice, and John's writing.  So I couldn't really choose..

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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A video update from Ringo:

 

 

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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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Thanks, parlance.  Peace & Love; Peace & Love. 

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Oo, oo, oo, I can't wait for Ringo's new record.

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Me either!

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Examiner article on Peter Asher is being named CBE:

Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon is being honored by Queen Elizabeth II with the title of a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year's Honours list being released Dec. 30, Beatles Examiner learned today. He will be honored for services to the British music industry as musician, manager and record producer.

More at the link.

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The Kanye/Paul collaboration, "Only One," has been released. You can buy it only through iTunes UK, but if you search at Soundcloud for Kanye and Paul you can stream it.

I rather like it. Paul's singing and playing keyboards on it.

Edit: Pitchfork article with a press release.

[x-posted to the Paul collabs thread by myself and MMM]

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I decided to give it a listen but I only heard some autotuned grumble so after 15 second I turned it off. I thought Paul only played keys on it, but now I know he sings on it too, I'll give it a listen.

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