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Mental effects of early fame?
9 January 2017
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Add Grammarly to your web browser if you want to get proper grammar, it’s free and works. Plus it would end these inane off-topic discussions.


Let’s get back to the topic in hand.

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William Shears Campbell said

Actually it would be “A Ouija board,” because you pronounce it with a consanant beginning. It’s similar to how it’s “An Honor,” not “A Honor,” because you pronounce it with a vowel beginning.  

I pronounce the O at the beginning which is why I used an. Research shows that that isn’t common.

Anyway, if we’re gonna go back on topic, let’s do so with an on topic question.

Are any of the Beatles songs directly linked to their fame or about fame?

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@Starr Shine? said
Are any of the Beatles songs directly linked to their fame or about fame?  

Even though it’s a cover, I always thought that “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby ” was related to their fame.

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I imagine fame at any point in life just makes you more stand-offish as regards interacting with people. Sure you might say “hi” to fans or whatever but you would definitely be more closed off as regards voicing your own opinion to a friend in a public place lest somebody hears. Also, you’d probably lose a lot of your pre-fame friends as they would change around you/might not be as loyal to you as you thought they were/just not enough time to maintain a relationship with them.


But I think that’s applicable for everyone though not just The Fabs themselves.

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It’s partly what split the band up, wanting to be themselves away from this unit that pigeonholed them.

John made the pressures of fame part of his artistic statement, quite early on going by what he said about Help !.  George had to grow up in public and really feared the tours. However in situations he felt he could manage, like one or two fans, he was remarkably open. Ringo was a great deal more private, when he was off-camera, he was really off, even Paul made mention of it. And Paul, he told a story of how he consciously decided how to live with it, but I don’t really see him actually growing up until after the Beatles were done. He seems to have thought he could handle it better than anyone but really wasn’t coping behind the facade. I think fame actually wore them down. They never thought they’d be as big or big for so long, they just wanted their 5 minutes and it turned into the rest of their lives.

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John’s emotional trauma showcased on Plastic Ono Band had a lot to do with his early fame. His resentment towards Julian and Cynthia were based in fear and insecurity due to the fact that he never was able to address the pain caused by the death of his parents and the death of Stu. 

@Ron Nasty showed me this article a while back and I thought it was very poignant. It addresses Lennon’s psyche and how he was during the reclusive period of the Seventies, which happened to be the last years of his life.

As for the other Beatles, they were certainly starstruck but I don’t think they were hit as hard as John. The breakup was especially tough on Paul, but that has less to do with ‘early fame’ and more to do with losing the familiarity of the band.

Of course, this is all speculation, because I’ve never talked to the boys about it myself.

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