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(Metro)   Paul McCartney claims Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles. Well, glad that's finally cleared up   (metro.co.uk) divider line 87
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2012-10-28 04:43:59 PM
Well, he's right. In the end, it was Paul who said "fark this shiat, I'm out of here".

But, things might not have been as bad if Yoko hadn't been around.
 
2012-10-28 05:11:25 PM
I guess if anything contributed to the breakup of the band it was the death of Brian Epstein. They pretty much all looked up to him and followed his advice, I'm sure he would have fought having the group break up.
 
2012-10-28 06:37:54 PM
I'm not surprised he doesn't go off on a rant about which songs he 'actually' wrote.

When you hear the shallowness of his songs - ' Admiral Halsey' or 'Cook of the House', anyone? - versus the type of songs Lennon wrote - he should be ashamed of his some of his claims.

Seriously, he's a light-weight in the song-writing department, along the lines of Elton John.
 
2012-10-28 06:45:11 PM
i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.
 
2012-10-28 06:45:13 PM

douchebag/hater: I'm not surprised he doesn't go off on a rant about which songs he 'actually' wrote.

When you hear the shallowness of his songs - ' Admiral Halsey' or 'Cook of the House', anyone? - versus the type of songs Lennon wrote - he should be ashamed of his some of his claims.

Seriously, he's a light-weight in the song-writing department, along the lines of Elton John.


In this ever changing world in which we live in. Those lyrics alone prove McCartney was a hack.
 
2012-10-28 06:45:32 PM
I'd say Paul trying to get his father-in-law installed has the group's manager was a bigger issue than Yoko.
 
2012-10-28 06:46:30 PM

Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.



proof that even the greatist rock and roll band in the world couldn't compete with pussy. (:
 
2012-10-28 06:53:14 PM
Don't blame it on Yokey

ai ai ai ia ye yi yi yiyiyi
 
2012-10-28 06:53:19 PM
what broke the beatles up?

1)getting older and tired of the running around/game of it all. they weren't young lads anymore.
2)drugs
3)chicks --not just john ,but the others were kinda' going off with their chicks too
4)creative differences and each wanted to do his own thing musically.
5)outside pressure from others who wanted to manage and/or steal the groups money
6)drugs
7)they were all very wealthy and figured out that there is more to life than collecting money/wealth.

Lennon himself said in 1965 that he expected to be happier and more content with all the money he made. he said that all his life he wanted to make it big and get rich. once it happened he realized that it wasn't as good as he had thought it was going to be. he said he was grateful that he'd 'made it' but that it wasn't as satisfying once it had happened as he thought it was going to be. john was growing up.

Chinese Curse: be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
 
2012-10-28 06:56:48 PM
The Beatles bring out the trolls every time.
 
2012-10-28 06:59:09 PM
No one has ever made a convincing argument to me that Yoko was at all to blame for the Beatles' break up.

You have several large egos in what had to be the biggest band in the world at the time, and the cause of the break-up was...one chick who wasn't even in the band?

Please.
 
2012-10-28 06:59:38 PM
I always figured that it was because of the growing artistic differences between John and Paul. John was wanting to write all this strange psychedelic hippie music while Paul was content to keep writing pop songs that had mass appeal and would be played on the radio.

Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.

Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.
 
2012-10-28 07:00:08 PM
actually i think Ringo broke the Beatles up. he'd had it in for them from the beginning. he had said secretly to mal (road manager) that often times during a concert, he fantasized about beating the hell out of john with his drum sticks, but knew it would be bad for the group's image. ((:
 
2012-10-28 07:04:04 PM
and if john was alive today, he'd take the mickey out of him and say that Pauly is being a good boy.
 
2012-10-28 07:07:38 PM
The Beatles started breaking up when Brian Epstein died. They finished 3 years later.
 
2012-10-28 07:08:54 PM
its a shame that, ultimately, Fame is what killed John Lennon. that and the fact that he came to live in the Useless States of America.

he had half, or more, of his life taken away.
 
2012-10-28 07:09:15 PM
They all kind of hated each other at the end. Yoko didn't help things, but still. John wanted to do his own thing, likewise with Paul and George. Even though Ringo was actually the first to quit (for two weeks) he was just happy to be along for the ride.
 
2012-10-28 07:14:07 PM

Linux_Yes: Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.


proof that even the greatist rock and roll band in the world couldn't compete with pussy. (:


Uh, dude, you forgot to log into your alt account.
 
2012-10-28 07:15:07 PM

titwrench: douchebag/hater: I'm not surprised he doesn't go off on a rant about which songs he 'actually' wrote.

When you hear the shallowness of his songs - ' Admiral Halsey' or 'Cook of the House', anyone? - versus the type of songs Lennon wrote - he should be ashamed of his some of his claims.

Seriously, he's a light-weight in the song-writing department, along the lines of Elton John.

In this ever changing world in which we live in. Those lyrics alone prove McCartney was a hack.


Are you trying to quote, "But if this ever changing world in which we're livin'?"

Seems like you are, but you're crippled by half truths and internet memes. You'll be fine. Just drink a lot of water and get some sleep.
 
2012-10-28 07:18:43 PM

rocky_howard: Linux_Yes: Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.


proof that even the greatist rock and roll band in the world couldn't compete with pussy. (:

Uh, dude, you forgot to log into your alt account.



wrong again.

that was an addendum.

you're welcome!
 
2012-10-28 07:19:55 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: I guess if anything contributed to the breakup of the band it was the death of Brian Epstein. They pretty much all looked up to him and followed his advice, I'm sure he would have fought having the group break up.



yea, that was a huge blow. he was like daddy and now they were on their own to face the vultures.
 
2012-10-28 07:21:01 PM
Can we blame Yoko for Paul suddenly writing easy listening songs I find hard to listen to? Or was that the part where he was replaced with a vegetarian robot?
 
2012-10-28 07:22:34 PM

dholway: The Beatles bring out the trolls every time.



bring out the trolls. i bet that would be a good beatles song.
 
2012-10-28 07:22:48 PM

Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.


This is pretty much it. The Beatles had a long standing "No wives/girlfriends in the studio" rule, but John insisted on having Yoko by his side at all times. This, combined with Paul and John's artistic differences, greatly accelerated the breakup of the band.
 
2012-10-28 07:23:12 PM
Who gives a shiat about the farking Beatles?
 
2012-10-28 07:24:57 PM

douchebag/hater: I'm not surprised he doesn't go off on a rant about which songs he 'actually' wrote.

When you hear the shallowness of his songs - ' Admiral Halsey' or 'Cook of the House', anyone? - versus the type of songs Lennon wrote - he should be ashamed of his some of his claims.

Seriously, he's a light-weight in the song-writing department, along the lines of Elton John.



Johnny was the Soul of the group. he was the only member that could not have been replaced. Paul was very talented writing music, but he still could have been replaced, although it would most certainly had hurt the group alot.
 
2012-10-28 07:25:33 PM

Mugato: Who gives a shiat about the farking Beatles?



your mama.
 
2012-10-28 07:26:43 PM

Rubber Biscuit: titwrench: douchebag/hater: I'm not surprised he doesn't go off on a rant about which songs he 'actually' wrote.

When you hear the shallowness of his songs - ' Admiral Halsey' or 'Cook of the House', anyone? - versus the type of songs Lennon wrote - he should be ashamed of his some of his claims.

Seriously, he's a light-weight in the song-writing department, along the lines of Elton John.

In this ever changing world in which we live in. Those lyrics alone prove McCartney was a hack.

Are you trying to quote, "But if this ever changing world in which we're livin'?"

Seems like you are, but you're crippled by half truths and internet memes. You'll be fine. Just drink a lot of water and get some sleep.


http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/paul+mccartney/live+let+die_20105856.html

It would appear that I am more correct than you are. It's OK champ maybe don't be such a dick about it next time though.
 
2012-10-28 07:28:31 PM

darkjezter: Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.

This is pretty much it. The Beatles had a long standing "No wives/girlfriends in the studio" rule, but John insisted on having Yoko by his side at all times. This, combined with Paul and John's artistic differences, greatly accelerated the breakup of the band.



yea, i had forgotten that but you are correct. they liked to be alone in the studio unless they needed outside players to assist with certain things, and then they sent them on their way. the beatles were a very private group and they were best friends too. they didn't let sh*tters get into their circle because they had learned in the early years what that could do. well done, mate!
 
2012-10-28 07:28:44 PM
William Campbell said what now?
 
2012-10-28 07:31:02 PM

2words1finger: Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.

Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.



And yet all these years later, the only Beatle whose solo work holds any appeal to me is George Harrison.
 
2012-10-28 07:31:57 PM

Linux_Yes: Mugato: Who gives a shiat about the farking Beatles?


your mama.


Yeah, she probably does.
 
2012-10-28 07:35:45 PM

2words1finger: I always figured that it was because of the growing artistic differences between John and Paul. John was wanting to write all this strange psychedelic hippie music while Paul was content to keep writing pop songs that had mass appeal and would be played on the radio.

Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.

Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.



Quality always beats Quantity.
 
2012-10-28 07:36:32 PM

Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.


The Beatles would still be together if they had used Linux! It's all Micro$oft's fault!!1!
 
2012-10-28 07:38:27 PM
I like the Beatles. I like a lot of their music. That being said, they are, without a doubt the most over-rated band ever.

A good portion of their music is simplistic bubble gum garbage, on par with boy bands that were popular a decade ago.
 
2012-10-28 07:43:39 PM

Linux_Yes: wrong again.

that was an addendum.

you're welcome!


Again? I don't think you know the meaning of that word.
 
2012-10-28 07:43:50 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Linux_Yes: i doubt she broke them up but she most definately increased tension in the group. john would always bring her into the studio when they were working and the others felt like it was an intrusion. but john insisted. they felt she was hanging around too much and that john wasn't the same when she was around.

she sped up the break up but it probably would have happened anyways.

The Beatles would still be together if they had used Linux! It's all Micro$oft's fault!!1!



no, they still would have broken up, but losing Brian Epstein would not have gotten the ball rolling on their breakup. the community of Beatles lovers would have come together to support the group emotionally and they would have insured that the vultures, and lawyers and other takers would have not had access to the group and would not have been able to clean out a whole lot of the group's money. the community would have selected a manager that would have done Brian proud.

AND, the community would have outed mark chapman as the psychopath that he is and John would be alive today. mark would be in Prison for attempting to kill john lennon.

and the group would still be playing the occasional gigs, but in smaller, community oriented venues.

nice try, though.
 
2012-10-28 07:44:03 PM
it was Pete Best
 
2012-10-28 07:45:41 PM
Personally I find Pantera's breakup to be 100x worse than The Beatles, despite the fact that the Beatles have a greater impact with their breakup simply due to the fact that a)Boomers and b)Lennon getting shot
 
2012-10-28 07:46:11 PM

mjbok: I like the Beatles. I like a lot of their music. That being said, they are, without a doubt the most over-rated band ever.

A good portion of their music is simplistic bubble gum garbage, on par with boy bands that were popular a decade ago.



yea, i prefer someone screaming into a micophone because they can't sing, and beating on a guitar they can't play. that's the future, man.

lol
 
2012-10-28 07:47:40 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: it was Pete Best



even lennon admitted they did pete best wrong. he was outed but in a dirty, sneaky way.

they must have found out he was a republican.
 
2012-10-28 07:51:08 PM

Linux_Yes: yea, i prefer someone screaming into a micophone because they can't sing, and beating on a guitar they can't play. that's the future, man.


Are you talking about Revolution? You know, the Nike song? From a pure technical standpoint they were far from great at their respective instruments. However, some of their biggest hits have some of the stupidest most simplistic lyrics ever pressed to vinyl.
 
2012-10-28 07:54:17 PM

mjbok: A good portion of their music is simplistic bubble gum garbage


You're forgetting how much music has progressed in the last 50 years (and just how much they were contributed to that progression) - prior to around 1965/66 rock/pop music was nothing but simplistic bubble gum garbage - it's one of the reasons the folkies lost their shiat when Dylan plugged in at Newport (which, not coincidentally, he was inspired to do by seeing the Beatles live) and it's one of the reasons that Revolver (which in turn was influenced by seeing Dylan) is still considered such a ground breaking album - pop/rock music was no place for a serious musician and no one believed anything of any real consequence could come from the music.
 
2012-10-28 08:01:25 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Well, he's right. In the end, it was Paul who said "fark this shiat, I'm out of here".

But, things might not have been as bad if Yoko hadn't been around.


It was John who first announced (to the band) that he was leaving. However, McCartney was the first to announce it publicly, and the first to get a post-Beatles solo album out.
 
2012-10-28 08:08:26 PM

mjbok: Linux_Yes: yea, i prefer someone screaming into a micophone because they can't sing, and beating on a guitar they can't play. that's the future, man.

Are you talking about Revolution? You know, the Nike song? From a pure technical standpoint they were far from great at their respective instruments. However, some of their biggest hits have some of the stupidest most simplistic lyrics ever pressed to vinyl.



lets see........... Rubble soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper's, Abbey Road, the White Album......

listen closer.
 
2012-10-28 08:09:23 PM

whatshisname: 2words1finger: Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.
Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.
....
And yet all these years later, the only Beatle whose solo work holds any appeal to me is George Harrison.


Yeah me too. Odd that.

Linux_Yes: 2words1finger: I always figured that it was because of the growing artistic differences between John and Paul. John was wanting to write all this strange psychedelic hippie music while Paul was content to keep writing pop songs that had mass appeal and would be played on the radio.
Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.
Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.
.....
Quality always beats Quantity.


What world are you living in? I agree that quality should beat quantity, but that's just not true in the music business... or in retail if we're to look at wal mart as an example.
 
2012-10-28 08:10:55 PM

mjbok: Linux_Yes: yea, i prefer someone screaming into a micophone because they can't sing, and beating on a guitar they can't play. that's the future, man.

Are you talking about Revolution? You know, the Nike song? From a pure technical standpoint they were far from great at their respective instruments. However, some of their biggest hits have some of the stupidest most simplistic lyrics ever pressed to vinyl.



screaming has its place, but when its constant screaming then you have issues. Jimi Hendrix was known to beat on his guitar sometimes but he earned that right because the rest of the time he could play it like no other.
he even earned the right to burn his guitar up with lighter fluid.
 
2012-10-28 08:13:03 PM

2words1finger: whatshisname: 2words1finger: Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.
Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.
....
And yet all these years later, the only Beatle whose solo work holds any appeal to me is George Harrison.

Yeah me too. Odd that.

Linux_Yes: 2words1finger: I always figured that it was because of the growing artistic differences between John and Paul. John was wanting to write all this strange psychedelic hippie music while Paul was content to keep writing pop songs that had mass appeal and would be played on the radio.
Did John write some decent stuff? Sure he did.
Did Paul have the better career as a musician? Without a doubt yes.
.....
Quality always beats Quantity.

What world are you living in? I agree that quality should beat quantity, but that's just not true in the music business... or in retail if we're to look at wal mart as an example.



the operative word their is Business.

and when you mix Art with Business, the Art goes away and all you are left with is noise.

that is part of the reason why the music 'business' of today sucks so much.
 
2012-10-28 08:15:42 PM

rocky_howard: Linux_Yes: wrong again.

that was an addendum.

you're welcome!

Again? I don't think you know the meaning of that word.



i used 'again' in a generic way because every time i post to one of my posts (to add something) folks accuse me of using aliases.

Linux_Yes is the only Fark account i have.
 
2012-10-28 08:18:21 PM

Snapper Carr: You're forgetting how much music has progressed in the last 50 years (and just how much they were contributed to that progression) - prior to around 1965/66 rock/pop music was nothing but simplistic bubble gum garbage - it's one of the reasons the folkies lost their shiat when Dylan plugged in at Newport (which, not coincidentally, he was inspired to do by seeing the Beatles live) and it's one of the reasons that Revolver (which in turn was influenced by seeing Dylan) is still considered such a ground breaking album - pop/rock music was no place for a serious musician and no one believed anything of any real consequence could come from the music.


This is absolutely true. If you take the time you could probably actually say this is when they went from meh to influential. I believe it's probably around the time that they stopped touring or shortly before that.

//Never said I didn't like them. Never said they weren't good or influential. Said they were over-rated.
 
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