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Spending time with The Beatles - When and where?
6 June 2015
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If you could magically spend a few weeks with the band during a specific period of time in their history, which would you choose?

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6 June 2015
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Welcome to the Beatles Bible, @peaceandlove.

We have a similar thread about spending one day with The Beatles, but people may have different ideas if they were allowed a few weeks instead of one day.

I'd want to spend some weeks with them during their final trip to Hamburg.

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I'd say the early days, before Beatlemania began. They were probably most true to themselves at that time, not yet the polished personas the world got to know later on. If I could go back in time and get to know them, I'd want to know the real lads, hence the early days. 

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6 June 2015
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I would be tempted by two time periods.

April to July 1961 in Hamburg. Stu on bass, Pete on drums. Stu fascinates me as an individual, and these were his final days with the band. It'd be interesting to observe the dynamics during that period, and to get a real idea of Pete as their drummer - rather than the little audio snatches we have of him sitting in Ringo's seat. All of their trips were important, probably bar that final fortnight in December 1962 - which was more pregnant pause before everything changed forever, but none was more important than that the Hamburg residency of 1961. It was where the frontline of John (rhythm guitar), George (lead guitar) and Paul (bass guitar) happened. It also saw their first commercial recordings. It was also the beginning of the end for Pete as the other three started to get to know Ringo better.

16 February to 12 April 1968 in Rishikesh. The last days before the rot started to set in, and freed from their fame for the first time since 1963. Again, just an interesting period to observe them in. There was also a lot of songwriting happening there, and it'd be interesting to see how they worked in that relaxed atmosphere.

I am more tempted by '61 though.

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6 June 2015
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@Ahhh girl Thanks for that link and for the welcome.

 

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6 June 2015
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A few weeks, eh?

I've often thought it would have been cool to hang out with them in the early days before they hit the big time. But after thinking more about it, they were right bastards back then and it may not have been as cool as one thinks.

If I could be in my late teens / early twenties when this happens, I'm thinking 19 July through 11 August 1967. Here is why. The Summer of Love. Pepper dominates. We all travel to Greece, island hopping on a private yacht partying our asses off. When we return, I could fly to California with George and Pattie and meet up with Ravi Shankar. On my last day of hanging out, I could "photo bomb" the boys during Richard Avedon's photo shoot.

Yeah, that.ahdn_paul_06

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6 June 2015
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If for a few weeks then a part of their inner circle for their first American visit. Just to be able to experience that whole mayhem and capitulation as it happened.

I'd love to see them in Hamburg but i'd get my face kicked in within a few days; if not by some of the gangsters then by John. I'd survive a day but no more.

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