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Hypothetical Beatles Questions
22 December 2016
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I’ve wanted to make a general hypothetical/what if thread for a while now so here it is.

I’ll start off with the first hypothetical question.

How would things have been different if they met with the first lady in the Philippines?

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22 December 2016
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We already have a thread for this.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/forum-games/what-if-1/page-1/

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22 December 2016
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Train A, carrying John Lennon , traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, carrying Paul McCartney and traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet? Show your work. 

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22 December 2016
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Evangeline said
We already have a thread for this.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/forum-games/what-if-1/page-1/

  

Not really, this would be more like Miscellaneous questions threads.

And that thread is a questions and answers thread.

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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23 December 2016
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I think this thread needs a good topic, would’ve The Beatles been successful if they kept Pete Best.

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23 December 2016
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Answer: NO. No Ticket To Ride , no Come Together , etc…

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24 December 2016
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They might’ve been successful, but nowhere near as successful. 

In my worthless opinion, I think that Pete Best would have quit eventually if they’d never fired him. That could be a hypothetical question in and of itself. 

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24 December 2016
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A Hard Day’s Night and Tomorrow Never Knows would have different names.

A Hard Day’s Nights might not even exist.

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What do you think would’ve happened if George quit the band and was replaced with Keith Richards during the Help ! sessions.

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24 December 2016
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Satisfaction riffs all over the place

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24 December 2016
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Would George then go to the rolling stones?

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HMBeatlesfan said
What do you think would’ve happened if George quit the band and was replaced with Keith Richards during the Help ! sessions.  

It’s hard to imagine because their styles are so different. George’s riffs and solos are heavily rockabilly-influenced with Carl Perkins and Chet Atkins as prominent inspiration, his leads are meticulously crafted, his sound generally very clean. Keith is more directly blues-influenced, with Chuck Berry as a primary forbearer. His leads are dirtier and feel more improvisational. At that point in the Beatles career, Keith would have had to adopt a more folk-rock sort of sound OR the Beatles would have to have changed direction.

Also, Brian Epstein almost certainly would have had an aneurysm.

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Pablo Ramon said

Also, Brian Epstein almost certainly would have had an aneurysm.  

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Starr Shine? said
I’ve wanted to make a general hypothetical/what if thread for a while now so here it is.

I’ll start off with the first hypothetical question.

How would things have been different if they met with the first lady in the Philippines?

  

A Filipina acquaintance told me the details. First Lady Imelda Marcos invited the Beatles to lunch; for some reason, they failed to attend.  Imelda and her husband Ferdinand felt insulted so President Marcos decided not to give the Beatles any protection or transportation, and they had to wing it by taxi to get back to the airport where a throng of local Filipinos gathered to “throw tomatoes” at the Beatles.

Still, it would be a nice gesture if Paul would arrange a concert there to mend old wounds…

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A concert for Beatles fans of the Phillipines is a nice idea at any time, but there’s no call to frame it as a method of mending “old wounds” supposedly received by the long-vanquished military dictatorship

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Well I don’t know how representative this Filipina’s impressions are among Filipinos in general, but she thinks The Beatles “hated the Philippines” (and the two surviving Beatles still do).  Given how Paul has toured practically every country on the map on tours that have gone on for literally decades, it’s odd he’s avoided the Philippines.

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