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If you could change ONE thing about the Beatles, what would it be?
20 February 2017
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I would have them play the rooftop concert 45 years later than they did, and have them play it on my rooftop. 

No I am kidding. I wish John had been a better father to Julian, but that is obvious. Although I do pity John due to his hardships and weight on his shoulders, but that is no excuse to abandon a child. 

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I would have made them do one more psychedelic album sometime in 1968. 

(And if I could, maybe make Paul keep his beard. Apologies for going on about it, but it’s too epic!)

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20 February 2017
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He clearly wasn’t ready for a child and Julian was most likely an accident and on top of that, The Beatles were gaining popularity and were recording and or touring almost non stop, so it’s hard to blame him.

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
I would have made them do one more psychedelic album sometime in 1968. 

(And if I could, maybe make Paul keep his beard. Apologies for going on about it, but it’s too epic!)  

They were going to, but George Martin decided it needed to have a B-side consisting of a 41 piece orchestra and only 1 song with any Beatle on it (George played sitar on Sea Of Holes ) which delayed the release until January 1969. Yellow Submarine would’ve worked better as a 5 track EP with Only A Northern Song , All Together Now , Hey Bulldog , It’s All Too Much , and All You Need Is Love , released in July 1968 to coincide with the movie.

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HMBeatlesfan said
He clearly wasn’t ready for a child and Julian was most likely an accident…

He was an accident.

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20 February 2017
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That’s what I thought but wasn’t sure. Anyways, if there’s one thing I would’ve changed about The Beatles, I would’ve put the singles on the albums, something like this:

Please Please Me ” (1963)

Side A:

I Saw Her Standing There

Misery

Anna (Go To Him)

Chains

Boys

Ask Me Why

Please Please Me

Thank You Girl

Side B:

Love Me Do

P.S. I Love You

Baby It’s You

Do You Want To Know A Secret

A Taste Of Honey

There’s A Place

Twist And Shout

From Me To You

With The Beatles ” (1963)

Side A:

It Won’t Be Long

All I’ve Got To Do

All My Loving

Don’t Bother Me

Little Child

Till There Was You

Please Mister Postman

I’ll Get You

Side B:

Roll Over Beethoven

Hold Me Tight

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I Wanna Be Your Man

Devil In Her Heart

Not A Second Time

Money (That’s What I Want)

She Loves You

Long Tall Sally ” (1964)

Side A:

Long Tall Sally

I Call Your Name

Slow Down

Matchbox

Sie Liebt Dich

Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

Side B:

My Bonnie

The Saints

Love Me Do (Ringo)

This Boy

I Want To Hold Your Hand

A Hard Day’s Night ” (1964)

Side A:

A Hard Day’s Night

I Should Have Known Better

If I Fell

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You

And I Love Her

Tell Me Why

Can’t Buy Me Love

Side B:

Any Time At All

I’ll Cry Instead

Things We Said Today

When I Get Home

You Can’t Do That

I’ll Be Back

Beatles For Sale ” (1964)

Side A:

No Reply

I’m A Loser

Baby’s In Black

Rock And Roll Music

I’ll Follow The Sun

Mr. Moonlight

Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

She’s A Woman

Side B:

Eight Days A Week

Words Of Love

Honey Don’t

Every Little Thing

I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party

What You’re Doing

Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

I Feel Fine

Help !” (1965)

Side A:

Help !

The Night Before

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

I Need You

Another Girl

You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Ticket To Ride

Yes It Is

Side B:

Bad Boy

Act Naturally

It’s Only Love

You Like Me Too Much

Tell Me What You See

I’ve Just Seen A Face

Yesterday

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Bad Boy

I’m Down

Rubber Soul ” (1965)

Side A:

Drive My Car

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

You Won’t See Me

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself

The Word

Michelle

We Can Work It Out

Side B:

What Goes On

Girl

I’m Looking Through You

In My Life

Wait

If I Needed Someone

Run For Your Life

Day Tripper

Revolver ” (1966)

Side A:

Taxman

Eleanor Rigby

I’m Only Sleeping

Love You To

Here, There And Everywhere

Yellow Submarine

She Said, She Said

Rain

Side B:

Good Day Sunshine

And Your Bird Can Sing

For No One

Doctor Robert

I Want To Tell You

Got To Get You Into My Life

Tomorrow Never Knows

Paperback Writer

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967)

Side A:

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She’s Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Side B:

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Within You Without You

When I’m Sixty Four

Lovely Rita

Good Morning, Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

A Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour ” (1967)

Side A:

Magical Mystery Tour

Your Mother Should Know

I Am The Walrus

Baby, You’re A Rich Man

Side B:

The Fool On The Hill

Flying

Blue Jay Way

Hello, Goodbye

Yellow Submarine ” (1968)

Side A:

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It’s All Too Much

Side B:

Lady Madonna

The Inner Light

Across The Universe (Speed)

All You Need Is Love

“The Beatles” (1968)

Side A:

Back In The U.S.S.R.

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Wild Honey Pie

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Side B:

Martha My Dear

I’m So Tired

Blackbird

Piggies

Rocky Raccoon

Don’t Pass Me By

Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

I Will

Julia

Side C:

Birthday

Yer Blues

Mother Nature’s Son

Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

Sexy Sadie

Helter Skelter

Long, Long, Long

Side D:

Revolution 1

Honey Pie

Savoy Truffle

Cry Baby Cry

Revolution 9

Good Night

Revolution

Hey Jude

Abbey Road ” (1969)

Side A:

Come Together

Something

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

Oh! Darling

Octopus’s Garden

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Side B:

Old Brown Shoe

Here Comes The Sun

Because

You Never Give Me Your Money

Sun King

Mean Mr. Mustard

Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End

Her Majesty

Let It Be ” (1970)

Side A:

Two Of Us

Dig A Pony

Across The Universe

I Me Mine

Dig It

Let It Be (album)

Maggie Mae

Get Back (single)

Side B:

Don’t Let Me Down

Let It Be (reprise)

I’ve Got A Feeling

One After 909

The Long And Winding Road

For You Blue

Get Back (reprise)

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

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John’s lack of interest in the band from 66 on

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I’d replace Can’t Buy Me Love and Should Have Known Better with Day Tripper , We Can Work It Out , and The Inner Light on the Hey Jude album. Then I’d give Hey Jude the MMT treatment in 1976.

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Shamrock Womlbs said
John’s lack of interest in the band from 66 on  

John had a fair share of interest in the band until about 1969, here’s a list with the first number meaning how many songs John was present on, the second one being how many John played guitar on, and the third one being how many songs John sang lead vocals on, and the final one being the total number of songs on the album:

Revolver (12/6/5/14)

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band (12/7/5/13)

Magical Mystery Tour (11/4/5/11)

Yellow Submarine (4/2/1/4)

The Beatles (21/15/12/30)

Abbey Road (14/12/8/17)

Let It Be (10/8/5/12)

As you can see, John was interested with the band, although quite a bit of his contributions were minor, such as just tambourine or backing vocals, but still, he did quite a bit even after 1966.

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HMBeatlesfan said

John had a fair share of interest in the band until about 1969, 

 he did quite a bit even after 1966.  

John himself said he thought about leaving the group after they quit touring, now that sounds like kinda lack of interest to me. He didn’t care too much about both the Sgt. Pepper and Magical mistery tour when Paul clearly took over and that seems like lack of interest to me. From 68 on his main interest turned into Yoko so again kinda lack of interest in the Beatles… he wasn’t as involved as he used to be as in Please, please me, A Hard Day’s Night or Help !

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I’d make it so they didn’t stop touring after 1966.

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That Brian Epstein hadn’t died, and therefore Allen Klein didn’t get involved. They might have split anyway, but it would probably have been handled a lot more delicately.  

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I’d make it so that they didn’t break up.

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Could always chain them together and lock them in your basement.

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