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Old Jun 18, 2011, 04:30 PM   #21
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have y'all seen nowhere boy?

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Old Jun 18, 2011, 04:35 PM   #22
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Yup... I own it. Saw it in the theater as well. I dig it. A lot of people I know who don't know that much about JL have all told me how much they love that film and how it made them understand him more.
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thank you, you put me over the edge...i was gonna wait and see it when it made it to cable or whatever...but i will be buying the dvd now.

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Old Jun 18, 2011, 04:56 PM   #24
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You're gonna love it (I'm pretty sure)... visually, it's beautiful. It's very 1950s Liverpool, but with a bit more color. And Aaron Johnson did a great job. The scene of John and Paul meeting for the first time is done sooooo well, and I love when they sing In Spite of All the Danger. Plus, Kristin Scott Thomas was awesome ("John, your little friend's here!"), as was the actress who played Julia... completely captured her spirit.
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You're gonna love it (I'm pretty sure)... visually, it's beautiful. It's very 1950s Liverpool, but with a bit more color. And Aaron Johnson did a great job. The scene of John and Paul meeting for the first time is done sooooo well, and I love when they sing In Spite of All the Danger. Plus, Kristin Scott Thomas was awesome ("John, your little friend's here!"), as was the actress who played Julia... completely captured her spirit.
i've watched some of it. can you believe someone has already split it up in segments and posted it on youtube?

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Old Jun 18, 2011, 05:45 PM   #26
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"Nowhere Boy" is fantastic. I want to turn it on to all my non-John/Beatles friends just because it's that well-done and interesting. I saw it in the theatre the day of it's release (I was totally commemorating John's 70th that whole month) and it was packed and everyone was really into it. I love KST, AM-D, and AJ as actors and they did FABULOUS. It gets two thumbs up from me and now I'm obsessed with...

"Hello Little Girl"

Ok? How great is that song. You know this has to be one of the most amazing songwriters to ever live when his first song is THAT good.
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 06:03 PM   #27
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Patricia Inder (the woman from this thread) claimed that the song was written for her.... lucky li'l Scouse!

Ok, you reminded me of a new topic that I wanted to discuss:

Who do you think were John's biggest influences musically? My feeling is that Chuck Berry was probably one of the most influential. Chuck Berry is known as rock 'n' roll's first poet, and his lyrics are pretty awesome when you think about it. Very clever, and they reveal his sensitivity and intelligence... and a naughty whimsy.
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 06:10 PM   #28
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i got to go w/ E...just because of john was known to have said something like no elvis, no beatles....elvis made him want to be a star. so i think he's the biggest influence. but chuck, little richard, fats domino, buddy holly, all those early guys even ike turner.

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I LOVE Chuck Berry!!

I think John was more influenced by Chuck Berry musically and lyrically (don't ask me, go listen to "Come Together") than any other old rocker. I believe that Elvis influenced John's attitude, his desire to be a huge star and have the women erupt in chaos as he did his magoc on stage. I think it was more Elvis' presence, his overt masculinity that appealed to John. But I think he was a stan for Chuck's music, period. Ok? How many Chuck covers did that man do?? lol!

Here's video of John and Chuck (this is one of those moments where I honestly wish Yoko had stuck to the blindfold knitting performance art, sorry.)

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I forgot that he also fell to his knees in front of Jerry Lee Lewis and started like kissing his feet or something like that and JLL said, "Please son, you don't have to really..." Or something like that...
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I LOVE Chuck Berry!!

I think John was more influenced by Chuck Berry musically and lyrically (don't ask me, go listen to "Come Together") than any other old rocker. I believe that Elvis influenced John's attitude, his desire to be a huge star and have the women erupt in chaos as he did his magoc on stage. I think it was more Elvis' presence, his overt masculinity that appealed to John. But I think he was a stan for Chuck's music, period. Ok? How many Chuck covers did that man do?? lol!

Here's video of John and Chuck (this is one of those moments where I honestly wish Yoko had stuck to the blindfold knitting performance art, sorry.)
i can't see it , even on the utube site , but i hear it...would have loved to have seen chuck's reaction to yoko's "singing".

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i can't see it , even on the utube site , but i hear it...would have loved to have seen chuck's reaction to yoko's "singing".

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Oh, I'm sorry. Perhaps you can look it up on utube because it is a great video. John and Chuck look good together. They're both so WIRY. It's cute how much a fanboy John was for CB.
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would have loved to have seen chuck's reaction to yoko's "singing".
He just opens up his eyes real wide. Ok, not to get into a "bag on Yoko" thing, but when I was watching that video, when she started vocalizing, I was thinking how hardcore she was... gotta give it to John and Yoko... when they did something, they DID it!

Anyway, I looooove watching John play with Chuck Berry. John was indeed a "stan" for him (I feel pretty good that I'm not too old to get that reference ), and it's so obvious when you see them together. John can't stop smiling! And it's a real measure of his love for Chuck Berry that John remembered all the words!! As we all know, he often messed up the words to his own song on stage (most adorably in Don't Let Me Down in the LIB film).
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And it's a real measure of his love for Chuck Berry that John remembered all the words!! As we all know, he often messed up the words to his own song on stage (most adorably in Don't Let Me Down in the LIB film).
Yes, yes, yes!!! John did indeed remember Chuck's words- almost better than Chuck. (And isn't CB sort of a curmudgeon in real life? I'm shocked he's so completely pleasant with John in this vid and some quotes I read. John must have really been stroking his ego- and he deserved it. That dude shouldn't play second fiddle to Elvis in any musical poll because he really was the father of "rock and roll" as we know it.)

I think a cute one where John flubs the words is his live version of "Help." lol! I LOVEi it!!!

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He just opens up his eyes real wide. Ok, not to get into a "bag on Yoko" thing, but when I was watching that video, when she started vocalizing, I was thinking how hardcore she was... gotta give it to John and Yoko... when they did something, they DID it!

Anyway, I looooove watching John play with Chuck Berry. John was indeed a "stan" for him (I feel pretty good that I'm not too old to get that reference ), and it's so obvious when you see them together. John can't stop smiling! And it's a real measure of his love for Chuck Berry that John remembered all the words!! As we all know, he often messed up the words to his own song on stage (most adorably in Don't Let Me Down in the LIB film).
yes...memphis is one of those songs that is easily "mixed" up ...love the johnny rivers version of memphis better than all i've heard.

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Here's a cute one of John screaming in the wrong place:



But yeah, Scruff, I'm with you on Chuck Berry. I love him!! Have you ever seen Hal! Hail! Rock 'n Roll?! Damn, the man was a born performer... and damn prolific! He wrote soooo many great songs!
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But yeah, Scruff, I'm with you on Chuck Berry. I love him!! Have you ever seen Hal! Hail! Rock 'n Roll?! Damn, the man was a born performer... and damn prolific! He wrote soooo many great songs!
that's a great movie...you know john would of been there....i think of all the musical events he would of been a part of and it makes me sad.

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Oh that was cute! John was well into it, and he looked extremely sexy screaming out of nowhere like that. He was sort of, um, confused. I figure he probably wasn't his most comfortable on stage and may have been nervous, which manifested itself in memory loss and other symptoms.

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But yeah, Scruff, I'm with you on Chuck Berry. I love him!! Have you ever seen Hal! Hail! Rock 'n Roll?! Damn, the man was a born performer... and damn prolific! He wrote soooo many great songs!
I know! I adore Chuck Berry. Almost all his songs are brilliant fun and catchy. He was brilliant. I have a Bob Dylan interview where he rambles on and on about CB's greatness- and I believe it's a rather recent interview of Bob's.
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that's a great movie...you know john would of been there....i think of all the musical events he would of been a part of and it makes me sad.
Yeah, I know... I was thinking that when Paul got his Gershwin Award... John should have been there WITH him! John would definitely have been in the Chuck Berry movie... which brings me to another topic. What other musical events would he have been part of?

I stated earlier that I think he woudl've (or at least should've ) collaborated with Dylan in the 90s/00s. What else would he have done?
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definitely live aid, i think he would have wanted to help feed people starving...and feel he would have gone along w/ sir bob and asked the world's governments to please see that the aid gets to the people it's for.

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