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Who Would You Have Liked The Beatles to Collaborate With?
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Any genre, any time, anybody! I would have like a whole album with the Rolling Stones or Neil Young but I would have also liked a James Taylor Appearence on the White Album or Abbey Road.
But what about you?
Also for this they don't have to be from the same time frame even though mine are

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Any genre, any time, anybody! I would have like a whole album with the Rolling Stones or Neil Young but I would have also liked a James Taylor Appearence on the White Album or Abbey Road.
But what about you?
Also for this they don't have to be from the same time frame even though mine are


The Beatles with the Rolling Stones would be so interesting and would certainly eliminate the suposed "rivalry" between them

My list

Michael Jackson( not so improbable, counting the collaboration with Paul McCartney)

Eric Clapton

Billy Preston

Beethoven(Impossible, but sounds like a nice idea)

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Maybe do What ELO did use parts of his recordings in theirs
I like your list except for MJ. Not a big fan of his

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Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday. It would have been interesting had the Beatles continued into the 70's and explored funk and reggae as well as other genres. John said that they tried to incorporate some reggae, or ska, into I Call Your Name, but they definitely would have gotten it better had they stayed together longer. Take some of those funky Police tracks and just erase Sting and the Beatles could have done something pretty cool.

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The Beatles and Pink floyd! ooooohh yyyeea!a-hard-days-night-john-6

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That'd be a good one, yeah. The Floyd's rhythm section was totally useless; ditch those two and install Paul and Ringo!

I'm having a hard time thinking about this - collaborations that would work well. I think the Beatles were their own best accompanists and unsuitable for a lot of everything else. I mean, Paul's an excellent bassist, but he'd be completely out of his league among jazz musicians. And to have the band reduced to a mere backup band - even to someone as great as Dylan - would be unthinkable. (As would the idea of Bob's greatest-bad-voice-ever colliding with JP&G's pristine harmonies!) So instead of full-on collaborations, I can only think in terms of "guest appearances" (ala Eric Clapton, Billy Preston) on select tracks. Here's some I would've welcomed:

Jeff Beck, Neil Young - "Yer Blues" guitar solos

Tina Turner - Duet on "Hey Jude", trading occasional lyrics with Paul and matching him during the "na na na"s

Albert Ayler - Climactic tenor sax solo for "She's So Heavy"'s endless ending

Jimi Hendrix - Guitar fills throughout "Birthday"

Beaver & Krause - Moog sounds throughout "... My Monkey"

and...

Yoko Ono! - Freeform shrieking on "Helter Skelter", from the false ending through to song's end, approximately 1-minute's worth. (Which is just enough Yoko)

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All good points vonbontee But I would have Neil Young help on vocals in Yer Blues.

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The Beatles and Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies. Their cover of "All My Loving" was awesome!

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The Beatles with the Rolling Stones or Bob dylan would have been great.

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The Beatles with Eric Clapton would have been great.  Oh, wait...

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GniknuS said
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday. It would have been interesting had the Beatles continued into the 70's and explored funk and reggae as well as other genres. John said that they tried to incorporate some reggae, or ska, into I Call Your Name, but they definitely would have gotten it better had they stayed together longer. Take some of those funky Police tracks and just erase Sting and the Beatles could have done something pretty cool.

@GniknuS: man, Sting was 75% of The Police. A great guitar player, a great drummer, but the poet and composer there was Gordon Mathew Sumner.

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The BEATLES and the rolling Stones! They could of had an epic rival song together

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Both George and John mentioned their fondness for the music of The Band (so have I!). George even hung out with them briefly in the late 60's when he visited Bob Dylan as both The Band and Dylan lived in the Woodstock NY area. A collaboration between two of my favorite groups would have been bliss for this rock fan. Add Duane Allman to the mix and it would be perfect!

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Getting Better said

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Any genre, any time, anybody! I would have like a whole album with the Rolling Stones or Neil Young but I would have also liked a James Taylor Appearence on the White Album or Abbey Road.
But what about you?
Also for this they don't have to be from the same time frame even though mine are


The Beatles with the Rolling Stones would be so interesting and would certainly eliminate the suposed "rivalry" between them

My list

Michael Jackson( not so improbable, counting the collaboration with Paul McCartney)

Eric Clapton

Billy Preston

Beethoven(Impossible, but sounds like a nice idea)

I was going to say Clapton too, but WMGGW is collaboration between them. More would've been very cool.

I'm tempted to say The Police, but for some reason I can't imagine it sounding good, or at least not like either band alone... I really can't imagine it at all, so maybe for that reason it'd be interesting.

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Oudis said

GniknuS said
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday. It would have been interesting had the Beatles continued into the 70's and explored funk and reggae as well as other genres. John said that they tried to incorporate some reggae, or ska, into I Call Your Name, but they definitely would have gotten it better had they stayed together longer. Take some of those funky Police tracks and just erase Sting and the Beatles could have done something pretty cool.

@GniknuS: man, Sting was 75% of The Police. A great guitar player, a great drummer, but the poet and composer there was Gordon Mathew Sumner.

I agree... They were all amazing (still are) but Sting was what made that band what it was, could've been good with a different singer, but they wouldn't have been The Police.

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Mr. Kite said

I'm tempted to say The Police, but for some reason I can't imagine it sounding good, or at least not like either band alone... I really can't imagine it at all, so maybe for that reason it'd be interesting.

@Mr. Kite 

The problem is that their styles are so different. I can’t imagine what strange sort of chimera their music would have been. Like saying “Bach and Beethoven would have been a good team, right?"

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