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2020-07-06 6:05:36 PM  
Weren't too good at jumping the gun, though.
 
2020-07-06 6:15:00 PM  
1. Why would anyone want to "wrestle" an 18 foot shark?
2. Why would anyone think that's a good idea for an opening act for The Beatles?
3. I love The Beatles, but $250m for one concert?  Holy shiat.
 
2020-07-06 6:28:28 PM  
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"You can divide it up any way you want, maybe pay Ringo a little less..."
 
2020-07-06 6:39:11 PM  

Albert911emt: 1. Why would anyone want to "wrestle" an 18 foot shark?


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You'd have to get it to submit, because he'd be damned near impossible to pin with that dorsal fin.
 
2020-07-06 6:56:58 PM  

Albert911emt: 1. Why would anyone want to "wrestle" an 18 foot shark?


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2020-07-06 7:12:31 PM  
I'm no expert, but.....

Starr added that he did not think the final album The Beatles recorded, 1969's Abbey Road, was going to be the end for the band.

Wasn't Let it Be the final album?
 
2020-07-06 7:14:34 PM  

Albert911emt: 1. Why would anyone want to "wrestle" an 18 foot shark?


it's was the '70's and the drugs were pretty, pretty good
 
2020-07-06 7:18:20 PM  

Hoban Washburne: I'm no expert, but.....

Starr added that he did not think the final album The Beatles recorded, 1969's Abbey Road, was going to be the end for the band.

Wasn't Let it Be the final album?


Let It Be was recorded before Abbey Road, though released afterwards.
 
2020-07-06 7:51:57 PM  
No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

...

Sorry, what were we talking about?
 
2020-07-06 8:06:22 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Hoban Washburne: I'm no expert, but.....

Starr added that he did not think the final album The Beatles recorded, 1969's Abbey Road, was going to be the end for the band.

Wasn't Let it Be the final album?

Let It Be was recorded before Abbey Road, though released afterwards.


Ahhhhhh, okay.  That makes sense.
 
2020-07-06 10:05:19 PM  

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"You can divide it up any way you want, maybe pay Ringo a little less..."


Came for this, leaving entertained.
 
2020-07-06 10:33:49 PM  

Hoban Washburne: I'm no expert, but.....

Starr added that he did not think the final album The Beatles recorded, 1969's Abbey Road, was going to be the end for the band.

Wasn't Let it Be the final album?


So he was right?
 
2020-07-06 10:36:25 PM  

gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

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Sorry, what were we talking about?


Dead Milkmen : Ringo Buys A Rifle : AUDIO Punk Vinyl
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2020-07-06 10:40:11 PM  
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2020-07-06 11:22:13 PM  

gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

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2020-07-06 11:25:22 PM  

pueblonative: Weren't too good at jumping the gun, though.


They left that to the Mother Superior.
 
2020-07-06 11:31:24 PM  
Was that the band that Paul was in in before Wings?

/ Asking for a friend.
 
2020-07-06 11:33:35 PM  
I'm just gonna post this before someone says the Beatles are overrated. You have to take them not  just for their music, but WHEN they we're doing it. Ditto with Hendrix. Is he the best guitar player of all time? That's up for debate until you consider that he just came out of nowhere and was dropping jaws at his performances.

There have been many musicians who have met or exceeded The Beatles and Hendrix. Except.none of them would be around if they hadn't blazed the trail.
 
2020-07-06 11:38:06 PM  

Gonz: gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

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Never happened.
 
2020-07-06 11:39:13 PM  

dickfreckle: I'm just gonna post this before someone says the Beatles are overrated. You have to take them not  just for their music, but WHEN they we're doing it. Ditto with Hendrix. Is he the best guitar player of all time? That's up for debate until you consider that he just came out of nowhere and was dropping jaws at his performances.

There have been many musicians who have met or exceeded The Beatles and Hendrix. Except.none of them would be around if they hadn't blazed the trail.

Without the Beatles we would never've had the greatest episode of the original The Powerpuff Girls of all time.
 
2020-07-06 11:40:25 PM  

ZMugg: Gonz: gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

[starecat.com urban myth]


Never happened.


World's Great Drummers Salute Ringo Starr
Youtube wJTjjAXDZSY
 
2020-07-07 12:12:39 AM  
George Martin said there was no doubt in at least John and Paul's attitude that Abbey Road was it, at least for a long time. That was the only reason Martin agreed to produce AR. He couldn't take their bickering anymore, which started zealously during the White Album.

Ringing may have been the world's greatest drummer, but he was perfect for them. He defined their sound as much as the others.
 
2020-07-07 12:32:12 AM  

Gonz: gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

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Hey now. I was corrected last time I posted this quote attributed to John Lennon. It's funny as hell but unfortunately not said by Lennon.
 
2020-07-07 12:37:42 AM  
Can we cancel the Beatles for pedo yet?
 
2020-07-07 12:48:17 AM  
I think that if John had lived, there would've been some amount of money that drew them out again.  That, along with everyone talking about what a dick Lennon is.  Eventually he hits middle age or old age and starts to worry about legacy.  Even most of the biggest iconoclasts do if they live long enough.  Plus, John didn't live long enough to see nostalgia become, by far, the most profitable aspect of the music industry.
 
2020-07-07 1:06:15 AM  

Albert911emt: 1. Why would anyone want to "wrestle" an 18 foot shark?


Jaws was a huge hit in 1975 and defined the modern summer blockbuster would be my guess.
 
2020-07-07 1:57:29 AM  

gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

...

Sorry, what were we talking about?


Yes he is. HAhAHaHa. Neil Peart is Dead, DEAD, DEAD!

Muahahahahahaga!
 
2020-07-07 2:03:26 AM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: Was that the band that Paul was in in before Wings?

/ Asking for a friend.


It was the band he was in before he died.  Which was before Wings, yes.
 
2020-07-07 2:10:40 AM  

huchipapa: George Martin said there was no doubt in at least John and Paul's attitude that Abbey Road was it, at least for a long time. That was the only reason Martin agreed to produce AR. He couldn't take their bickering anymore, which started zealously during the White Album.

Ringing may have been the world's greatest drummer, but he was perfect for them. He defined their sound as much as the others.


Right. Think of guys like Roger Taylor or John Bonham. Neither are world class percussionists. But they, like Ringo had  a distinct sound that helped the band. Im a jazz hound and can fire off 20 drummers off the top of my head that could run circles around any of those guys. But they were UNIQUE. and let you know what band you were listening to.
 
2020-07-07 4:04:14 AM  

dickfreckle: I'm just gonna post this before someone says the Beatles are overrated. You have to take them not  just for their music, but WHEN they we're doing it. Ditto with Hendrix. Is he the best guitar player of all time? That's up for debate until you consider that he just came out of nowhere and was dropping jaws at his performances.

There have been many musicians who have met or exceeded The Beatles and Hendrix. Except.none of them would be around if they hadn't blazed the trail.


I challenge anyone to find a band that went from the equivalent of Love Me Do to Tomorrow Never Knows in less than three years.

Bowie went from cheery, whimsical folk in 1967 to The Man Who Sold The World by 1970, but I think solo artists have more freedom to change direction than a band full of competing egos.
 
2020-07-07 4:24:11 AM  
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2020-07-07 4:37:15 AM  
Ringo just turned 80!
 
2020-07-07 9:38:50 AM  

IgG4: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 704x480]
"You can divide it up any way you want, maybe pay Ringo a little less..."


What if they had taken Lorne up on his offer?

http://mightygodking.com/2009/11/10/s​c​enes-from-an-alternate-universe-where-​the-beatles-accepted-lorne-michaels-ge​nerous-offer/
 
2020-07-07 11:26:19 AM  

toejam: Gonz: gopher321: No, Ringo Starr is not the greatest drummer ever.

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Hey now. I was corrected last time I posted this quote attributed to John Lennon. It's funny as hell but unfortunately not said by Lennon.


They were funny guys, so probably appreciated the humor.   BTW, I need to look up the origin of "taller than Jesus". Probably the Ruttles.
 
2020-07-07 3:26:06 PM  

dickfreckle: huchipapa: George Martin said there was no doubt in at least John and Paul's attitude that Abbey Road was it, at least for a long time. That was the only reason Martin agreed to produce AR. He couldn't take their bickering anymore, which started zealously during the White Album.

Ringing may have been the world's greatest drummer, but he was perfect for them. He defined their sound as much as the others.

Right. Think of guys like Roger Taylor or John Bonham. Neither are world class percussionists. But they, like Ringo had  a distinct sound that helped the band. Im a jazz hound and can fire off 20 drummers off the top of my head that could run circles around any of those guys. But they were UNIQUE. and let you know what band you were listening to.


Agreed. People always refer to Bonham or Moon or Baker as the greatest ROCK drummers of all time because there are probably a ton that are better or more nuanced. Say Buddy Rich. But while I will listen to Bonham and Moon forever, I can only take about 2 minutes of Rich's play. The drumming is great, but I can't stand the music.
 
2020-07-07 3:41:43 PM  
At the end of the article mentionioning the lost tape that Mark Lewisohn has discussing palns for another Beatles album, refuting the claims Paul has made that Lennon wanted out and effictively broke up the band...just a long intro to  say NO ONE, knows more about the Beatles than this guy. Including the Beatles. He mentions that they are so used to telling the same stories and giving the same answers 1000's of times that it becomes canon. Lewisohn quadruple checks all this info over decades of research to present the most informative and realistic history of the Beatles. Look him up on the web or YouTube some interviews and podcasts he has done. His knowledge and proof of his findings are staggering. The Beatles have been my forite band since I first heard Sgt. Peppers in 1980 or so coontil then, my only association with them was my Mom's Meet the Beatles LP and pre Rubber Soul output. I read the books, magazines, etc. and thought I knew them pretty well. Lewisohn opens a whole new world.
 
2020-07-07 4:53:01 PM  

MizzouGuy: At the end of the article mentionioning the lost tape that Mark Lewisohn has discussing palns for another Beatles album, refuting the claims Paul has made that Lennon wanted out and effictively broke up the band...just a long intro to  say NO ONE, knows more about the Beatles than this guy. Including the Beatles. He mentions that they are so used to telling the same stories and giving the same answers 1000's of times that it becomes canon. Lewisohn quadruple checks all this info over decades of research to present the most informative and realistic history of the Beatles. Look him up on the web or YouTube some interviews and podcasts he has done. His knowledge and proof of his findings are staggering. The Beatles have been my forite band since I first heard Sgt. Peppers in 1980 or so coontil then, my only association with them was my Mom's Meet the Beatles LP and pre Rubber Soul output. I read the books, magazines, etc. and thought I knew them pretty well. Lewisohn opens a whole new world.


Lewisohn's "Tune In," the first of a planned trilogy about the history of The Beatles is amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone who us interested. It takes the reader from the beginning (childhood etc.) up to the time just before The Beatles explode onto the world in 1963. It's thoroughly researched and clears up many myths and misconceptions, including inaccuracies that the Fab 4 themselves have perpetuated over the years.
 
2020-07-07 11:11:22 PM  

Hawk24: Lewisohn's "Tune In,"


This is not a bookmark.
 
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