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Old Apr 05, 2017, 01:25 AM   #61
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I really didn't want to link to this article because unfortunately it says it appeared in Penthouse, the sexist,woman-hating,degrading and violent pornographic magazine in 1984,but I can't find the full interview anywhere else.




This is a great interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono at The St.Regis Hotel in September 1971. And Yoko was asked if she knew about what really went on during The Beatles tours,and she says she had thought that he's an artist I'm sure he has had a few affairs, and she said she was really shocked and she said Oh God! when John told her the whole story about what he called all of the raving that went on their tours,Yoko said she had never heard the word groupie before.And Yoko was no innocent either,John was her third husband,she had a daughter with her second husband,and she had quite a few affairs and even abortions in the 1960's.




John is also asked if playing 8 hours a night from 1960-1962 as The Beatles did in Hamburg Germany improved their playing and he said oh amazingly because before that they had only played bits and pieces but in hamburg they played for hours and hours and hours together and that's how they developed their rock n roll sound and playing.He also mentions how they took (meaning speed pills) to stay awake playing so long.




http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1...5.beatles.html

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Old Apr 05, 2017, 01:37 AM   #62
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Hey now! I'm a teenager and I love the beatles! I have had for a long time! But I think I understand what you meant [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] A lot of people my age don't know the beatles or like them, which I find kinda sad. Likewise, I have found a lot of people my age who like the beatles. Getting back to the topic, Ringo was right when he said the beatles weren't a boy band. The only thing the beatles had in common with that is they were boys in a band, just like Ringo said! Way to go Ringo!

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Old Apr 05, 2017, 01:38 AM   #63
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This is a great August 1986 hour long Paul McCartney interview by Barbara Hower from Entertainment This Week. She asked him a lot of great intelligent questions including how he felt about John Lennon's horrible,tragic murder and she got a rare great interview out of him and he comes across as very likeable intelligent,funny,serious and charming.



This is really the best interview with Paul that I have ever seen or heard.She also talked to him about his drug arrests and all of drug related songs of The Beatles and his time in jail in Japan because of having tons of pot with him and she asked him after having so many groupies how has he managed to stat faithful to one woman,and he only half jokingly says it hasn't been easy.And in between commercials Lionel Richie and David lee Roth talk about how great The Beatles,especially John and Paul were as song writers.


I still have this interview on an old VHS tape from the time. It's not on youtube though for some reason. Unfortunately it gets interrupted by advertisements but then the interview resumes.But I just watched it again and there were no commercials now, I hope they don't include them again.



Paul also says in this interview that soon after John died Yoko called him up and told Paul that John really loved him.



Notice how uncomfortable Paul's face expression is for about a minute in this great August 1986 hour long Paul McCartney interview by Barbara Hower from Entertainment This Week when she says to him,probably your first great love before you married Linda was Jane Asher, it struck a chord.I'm sure that Paul was really in love with intelligent beautiful British actress Jane too,you don't write the beautiful love songs such as And I Love Her,Things We Said Today, and Here There Everywhere,(plus the great songs he wrote about his arguments with her,which was his own fault because of his sexism constantly trying to get Jane to give up her acting career she loved so much and that she had been doing since she was 5 years old.She left him for good when in early 1968 after they had been lovers for 5 years and engaged to be married for 7 months,she found him in their bed in their house with another woman.



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Old Apr 05, 2017, 02:48 AM   #64
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The Beatles do need defending because there truly is so much ignorant,inaccurate myths about them,the most ignorant and ludicrous of all,is that they were ever a boy band and they never were not even for half of a second.


Here is a review of The Beatles first album,Please Please Me by a top Epionions music reviewer Scapp70 he says they need defending and he said that he had been reading some really negative things about The Beatles in print and online,and he said it's just so wild.He said but when you're as big as The Beatles there is bound to be some negativity out there. He explains how brilliant they were and that they were fine musicians,amazing song writers and forward thinkers, and how they made an amazing amount of great albums in such a short time and why they are rightfully widely considered the best band ever.


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Rate Your Music Top 1000 Rock Artists Queen is number 75,The Beatles are so rightfully number 1


http://rateyourmusic.com/list/noname...ck_artists/10/



And on the site Digital Dreamdoor where many musicians are members The Beatles are the number 1 Greatest Rock Artists.


http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_artistsddd.html


On their 100 Greatest Rock Bass Guitarists Paul McCartney has been number 8 for many years now, John Deacon is number 32.John Paul Jones is number 27,and Bill Wyman is number 95.



http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_bassguitar.html



Out over 100 Greatest Rock Drummers Ringo Star is number 13,Roger Taylor is number 31 and Charlie Watts is number 91..


http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_drummers.html




Out of 200 Greatest Rock Song Writers John Lennon and Paul McCartney are of course number 1 members of Queen are number 47.



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Old Apr 05, 2017, 03:03 AM   #66
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On Last FM. before Last FM. changed their site and now they unfortunately took off the fan groups,The Rolling Stones only had 80 members and they had 2,000 of their fan group in 2007,The Beatles had over 2,000 which became 18,000 and the average age of fans is 22 more guys than girls and they are from all over the world. In 2006,2007 and 2008 The Beatles were the # 1 most listened music artists on Last.FM and they are very popular on YouTube and Rate Your Music where many male and female fans in their teens and 20's call them The Greatest Rock Band Ever. They are now the number 1 classic Rock band on there and on Rate Your Music,they are the highest rated music artists out of over 3,000. The Beatles are still rightfully regarded by most people,most rock critics,and many other music and rock artists as The most creative,innovative,and prolific rock band ever.





In 1995 25 years after they broke up their Anthology CD's went straight to # 1 around the world and I heard a rock DJ say that 40% of the people buying them were teenagers,the same exact thing when their 1 CD came out in 2000 30 years after they broke,up and in 2009,39 years after they broke up,they were the second biggest selling artists in the last decade,and their 1 CD was the biggest selling album. And their music went to the top soon after it went on iTunes.And soon after their music started streaming on Spotify it became very popular and Billboard reported that 65% of listeners are under 34 years old which means they weren't even born when they broke up in 1970.





The Beatles wrote *plenty* of great rock songs including hard rock on The White Album and Abbey Road and as many have rightfully pointed out Paul invented heavy metal with his 1968 song Helter Skelter and people have also said John's I Want You She's So Heavy on Abbey road was also one of the first heavy metal songs.



Even in their early days they wrote some great rockers that were very rocky for the times, as The All Music Guide said,in their very good review of Past Masters Volume 1 that they proved they could rock really really hard,with John's I Feel Fine from late 1964 which featured the very recorded feedback guitar on a rock song,and Paul's great blues rocker,She's A Woman also from late 1964,and what they called the peerless I'm Down which is Paul's screaming rocker from mid 1965 which they performed even harder rocking, and screaming in August 1965 at Shea Stadium. Also John's You Can't Do That from early 1964,is a great rock song, so is Day Tripper,Paperback Writer, And You're Bird Can Sing,Oh Darling,Hey Bulldog, She Said She Said,Taxman, Revolution,Get Back,Come Together etc
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If they don't play instruments they aren't a band, they're a "boy group", band just sounds better I guess. NSync a "boy band"? NO, they're a boy group!

Totally true and well said!
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<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">First of all...The Bee-Gees? You have to be kidding. Not Bob Dylan, or even George himself were better song writers than the Bee Gees? They were much better than the Bee Gees. Anyway, I think a huge difference (the biggest difference) between boy bands and a group of boys in a band, is INSTRUMENTS!!! Tell me, what instruments do the backstreet boys play? And where are the backstreet boys or nsync or another generic boy band now? Let's not forget the beatles STILL sell records....40 years later!



Yes absolutely but true boy bands not only aren't musicians,they aren't song writers either,and The Beatles were great at both from the beginning! John and Paul were also such amazing song writers that they were giving away songs they wrote that became hits for other music artists as early as 1963 just when their own song writing success was getting off the ground such as Peter And Gordon,Cilla Black,Billly J.Kramer and The Dakotas John and Paul wrote one The Rolling Stones first hits the rock n roll song, I Wanna Be Your Man and they wrote it write in front of them and Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were so impressed that they could just write a song just like that,and it inspired them to start writing their own songs,and from then on,both bands became good friends.



And no boy band played 8 hours a night in the sleazy strip clubs of Hamburg Germany ( or anywhere) for two years in a row,taking speed pills to stay awake to do it,and then played for years live in The Cavern club and that is how they became very good musicians.And it's totally ludicrous,ignorant and wrong on a zillion musical and personal levels to ever call The Beatles a stupid,uncool,untalented boy band!


And The Beatles were *not* mostly writing and playing love songs in their early days,their records and concerts demonstrate they wrote and played many very good and great rock n roll,rock and pop rock songs,and rocking covers quite a few of their early rock n roll songs they wrote were even hard rock compared to what was out on the radio in 1963 and 1964.

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