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(Huffington Post)   The reason the Beatles broke up turns eighty today   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-09-16 02:45:47 PM  

cdn2-b.examiner.comHAPPY BIRTHDAY COCO

 
2013-09-16 03:11:25 PM  
NUMBER EIGHTY *BURP*
 
2013-09-16 03:30:03 PM  
 
2013-09-16 03:46:46 PM  
EIGHTY???  I knew she was old, but not THAT old!
 
2013-09-16 03:53:18 PM  
I'll screech inappropriately in her honor. Probably during a meeting while my boss is talking.
 
2013-09-16 03:53:32 PM  

bluorangefyre: EIGHTY???  I knew she was old, but not THAT old!


actually it just means YOU'RE old...

/I know because I thought the same!
 
2013-09-16 03:54:53 PM  
To honour this special occasion we'll now have eighty fornicating cats howl `Happy Birthday' or sumpin'.
 
2013-09-16 03:57:33 PM  
I thought Michael Jackson died a few years ago.
 
2013-09-16 03:58:54 PM  
Must get really boring to talk to journalists about your ex husband after a few decades.
 
2013-09-16 03:58:59 PM  
Brian Epstein did not die 80 years ago, subby.
 
2013-09-16 03:59:24 PM  
John has been dead for years.
 
2013-09-16 04:02:52 PM  
not a beatles fan at all, and i can't stand yoko as much as the next guy, but i always thought they broke up because of their own success.  they knew they couldn't replicate what they had done...they knew that touring was, essentially out.  a lot of new, huge bands were there...they quit while they were at the top.
 
2013-09-16 04:03:43 PM  
Don't blame it on Yokie!

If I were John and you were Yoko, I would gladly give up music genius, just to have you as my very own personal Venus.
 
2013-09-16 04:05:08 PM  
Linda's dead.
 
2013-09-16 04:06:38 PM  

Uzzah: Don't blame it on Yokie!

If I were John and you were Yoko, I would gladly give up music genius, just to have you as my very own personal Venus.


...and totally control me all the time, and get freakishly jealous, follow me to the bathroom, and abuse me too?
 
2013-09-16 04:08:15 PM  

TappingTheVein: Let's celebrate by listening to one of my favorite Yoko Ono songs.


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2013-09-16 04:09:44 PM  
Oblig

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-16 04:10:09 PM  
Bjork is not eighty years old
 
2013-09-16 04:12:02 PM  
She broke up the Beat-Alls.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-16 04:12:17 PM  
Paul McCartney's ego is only 71, subby.
 
2013-09-16 04:12:17 PM  
I'd rather listen to her than Miley Cyrus, Justa Beaver, or any rap "artist."
 
2013-09-16 04:12:39 PM  
Yeah, it's completely Yoko's fault for being dragged around to band practices by an asshole womanbeater paranoid that she'd sleep around on him if he wasn't around.
 
2013-09-16 04:12:46 PM  
Every time i suggest that a person be made to listen to Yoko Ono as an alternative to water boarding I am accused of being inhuman.
 
2013-09-16 04:13:13 PM  

stir22: not a beatles fan at all, and i can't stand yoko as much as the next guy, but i always thought they broke up because of their own success.  they knew they couldn't replicate what they had done...they knew that touring was, essentially out.  a lot of new, huge bands were there...they quit while they were at the top.


The reasons they broke up are numerous and interrelated - they started to go in different directions musically starting around 66, George had taken up songwriting and had a rather long list of songs that neither John nor Paul were really keen on (ironically most of them would end up on George's solo debut which is widely regarded as one of, if not the, best of post-Beatles albums), John's burnout, drug use and desire to do something else, disputes about who handles their business affairs, Paul's near takeover of the band on later albums and on and on and on.

Yoko was really just the last straw. The Beatles were always a very insular band, and John bringing this total stranger in when things were already veering towards unpleasantness because of those other issues just capped everything off.
 
2013-09-16 04:13:15 PM  
This is what fangirls actually believe
 
2013-09-16 04:13:26 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCKKHcpf0w


Bill Burr Explains why Yoko Ono sucks....
 
2013-09-16 04:14:30 PM  

Karl LaFong: TappingTheVein: Let's celebrate by listening to one of my favorite Yoko Ono songs.

[b.mp-farm.com image 500x333]


And this was when the quadrophonic sound system came out.
 
2013-09-16 04:17:45 PM  

MrEricSir: Must get really boring to talk to journalists about your ex husband after a few decades.


Yeah, but it sure beats working for a living.
/the Widow Lennon has dined off of her husband's carcass for half of her long life.
 
2013-09-16 04:18:24 PM  
Yoko did not break up the damn Beatles.

John wanted out as far back as 65. He hated the touring, the screaming fans, the popularity, the everything... he wanted to just fark off. Everyone told him not to do that -- the band (ie: the Beatles' commercial property) was more important than his own privacy and happiness. Yoko was the first person to actually tell him "you don't have to do this, you know". She never lied to him and she never gave him any bullshiat reasons to keep going. That's what he fell in love with.

The Beatles imploded from their own success. Help! wasn't just an album, it was a statement of their psyche. It was amazing that they held it together as long as they did. They probably would not have lasted another year or two if they didn't make the decision to stop touring. But the writing was on the wall and each album after Sgt. Peppers was not a group effort but rather a smattering of singles from four solo albums smushed together into a incoherent yet fascinating mess.
 
2013-09-16 04:19:30 PM  

TappingTheVein: Let's celebrate by listening to one of my favorite Yoko Ono songs.


Tollistic as subby can be, I still dig Yoko and her music and art.... (best thing that happened to the Beatles)
 
2013-09-16 04:20:21 PM  
Actually she confessed
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-16 04:21:54 PM  

HailRobonia: Uzzah: Don't blame it on Yokie!

If I were John and you were Yoko, I would gladly give up music genius, just to have you as my very own personal Venus.

...and totally control me all the time, and get freakishly jealous, follow me to the bathroom, and abuse me too?


Well, that was an interesting read.  Thanks.  The only thing, the video under 'no talent' section doesn't exist, do you recall what that video was?
 
2013-09-16 04:24:14 PM  

Ishkur: Yoko did not break up the damn Beatles.

John wanted out as far back as 65. He hated the touring, the screaming fans, the popularity, the everything... he wanted to just fark off. Everyone told him not to do that -- the band (ie: the Beatles' commercial property) was more important than his own privacy and happiness. Yoko was the first person to actually tell him "you don't have to do this, you know". She never lied to him and she never gave him any bullshiat reasons to keep going. That's what he fell in love with.

The Beatles imploded from their own success. Help! wasn't just an album, it was a statement of their psyche. It was amazing that they held it together as long as they did. They probably would not have lasted another year or two if they didn't make the decision to stop touring. But the writing was on the wall and each album after Sgt. Peppers was not a group effort but rather a smattering of singles from four solo albums smushed together into a incoherent yet fascinating mess.


Damnit man blame has to be assigned somewhere without logic, so Yoko it is!
 
2013-09-16 04:27:02 PM  
Know when you're done
-Darby Crash
 
2013-09-16 04:27:17 PM  
She turned 80 on February 18th, Subs
 
2013-09-16 04:28:38 PM  
Her greatest talent appears to have been making money, growing dense pubes.
 
2013-09-16 04:30:27 PM  
There's liberal douchebags, then there's this piece of work.

/there.
//i said it.
///out loud.
 
2013-09-16 04:31:07 PM  
bluorangefyre:

Damnit man blame has to be assigned somewhere without logic, so Yoko it is!

Logically thinking Yoko is the only one who can be blamed. Look at her, she's totally asking for it
 
2013-09-16 04:31:08 PM  
TFA states that Yoko is 80, not that she turns 80 today.  According to WIkipedia, she was born Feb 18, 1933. Feel free to break out Plastic Ono Band if you need to.
 
2013-09-16 04:36:21 PM  
Aw, man, Allen Klein has been dead for years.
 
2013-09-16 04:37:22 PM  

Ishkur: Yoko did not break up the damn Beatles.

John wanted out as far back as 65. He hated the touring, the screaming fans, the popularity, the everything... he wanted to just fark off. Everyone told him not to do that -- the band (ie: the Beatles' commercial property) was more important than his own privacy and happiness. Yoko was the first person to actually tell him "you don't have to do this, you know". She never lied to him and she never gave him any bullshiat reasons to keep going. That's what he fell in love with.

The Beatles imploded from their own success. Help! wasn't just an album, it was a statement of their psyche. It was amazing that they held it together as long as they did. They probably would not have lasted another year or two if they didn't make the decision to stop touring. But the writing was on the wall and each album after Sgt. Peppers was not a group effort but rather a smattering of singles from four solo albums smushed together into a incoherent yet fascinating mess.


This^^^ (and I love beatles threads) is a correct assessment IMHO John, Paul, George, were all done.   unless.... Billy preston.
 
2013-09-16 04:58:28 PM  
And not a single fark was given by anyone with more intelligence than a toilet seat.
 
2013-09-16 05:00:49 PM  
Paul is still dead.--Brantgoose

You'll hear from my lawyers.--Chevy Chase
 
2013-09-16 05:04:25 PM  
The Beatles were just a house band in Germany. Once they stopped being that, they started breaking up.

/Now Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best had something to complain about. Especially Stu.
 
2013-09-16 05:06:39 PM  

pueblonative: Yeah, it's completely Yoko's fault for being dragged around to band practices by an asshole womanbeater paranoid that she'd sleep around on him if he wasn't around.


So, John Lennon, creep or jerk, you decide.
 
2013-09-16 05:09:29 PM  

Banned on the Run: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 320x357]HAPPY BIRTHDAY COCO


That boob job is nightmarish.

//studman69
 
2013-09-16 05:12:06 PM  

riverwalk barfly: Ishkur: Yoko did not break up the damn Beatles.

John wanted out as far back as 65. He hated the touring, the screaming fans, the popularity, the everything... he wanted to just fark off. Everyone told him not to do that -- the band (ie: the Beatles' commercial property) was more important than his own privacy and happiness. Yoko was the first person to actually tell him "you don't have to do this, you know". She never lied to him and she never gave him any bullshiat reasons to keep going. That's what he fell in love with.

The Beatles imploded from their own success. Help! wasn't just an album, it was a statement of their psyche. It was amazing that they held it together as long as they did. They probably would not have lasted another year or two if they didn't make the decision to stop touring. But the writing was on the wall and each album after Sgt. Peppers was not a group effort but rather a smattering of singles from four solo albums smushed together into a incoherent yet fascinating mess.

This^^^ (and I love beatles threads) is a correct assessment IMHO John, Paul, George, were all done.   unless.... Billy preston.


Yep.  There's no evidence of Yoko doing any real harm to the band.  John certainly wanted out to spend more time with her and their projects (but mostly he was lazy).

They were done and they knew it.  Thankfully they didn't drag that out over decades like a lot of bands do.

They went out on top.  That's a good thing.
 
2013-09-16 05:14:18 PM  

BlackMtnMan: And not a single fark was given by anyone with more intelligence than a toilet seat.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-16 05:17:47 PM  
"...  she was just a rockstar ..."
Another sign journalism is dead.
 
2013-09-16 05:28:49 PM  

stir22: not a beatles fan at all, and i can't stand yoko as much as the next guy, but i always thought they broke up because of their own success.  they knew they couldn't replicate what they had done...they knew that touring was, essentially out.  a lot of new, huge bands were there...they quit while they were at the top.


If you've ever been in a band for any length of time, those guys you used to love become intolerable. 4 guys, all day, every day? It's a miracle they lasted as long as they did. The Stones had more people at least, probably helped a lot.
 
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