I'm surprised that there wasn't more discussion about this particular event. Today is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Ed Sullivan appearance, one of the most important moments in all of rock history. 50 years on, their fanbase is strong and I'm glad to see that we still have 2 of the legends alive and kicking, especially Ringo to say the least.
What does everyone else think of this wonderful event?
Post by Zack (Hufflepuff Batboy) on Jun 15, 2016 22:44:17 GMT
I might be alone on this, but has anyone ever considered making a mixtape or two on what Beatles albums would've happened if John, Paul, George, and Ringo restrained their egos and continued following Let It Be? Outside of SiF, there's a number of people who have also thought the same. For example, there's Stephen Baxter's short story The Twelfth Album about a Beatles album titled God, Mark Feldman's Fixing a Hole albums on Popdose, Allyn Gibson's Hot as Sun mixtape, the list goes on.
I've felt like having a crack at this to see what I could come up. Of course, I've gone beyond 1970 and have taken it all the way into 2011 and complied at least 20 - yes, 20 - albums the might've been Beatles would've recorded had they stayed together. I named it Cold Turkey based on an assumption that, had the Beatles recorded said song for a single, they'd have stayed together beyond 1970. It's also a reality where after John's brutal murder in 1980, his son Julian replaced him in the group so some disbelief will have to be suspended.
Here's five faux post-1970 albums I've come up with, as well as singles for each album:
IMAGINE (May 1971) Side A 1. Imagine (John) 2. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (George) 3. Dear Boy (Paul) 4. Crippled Inside (John) 5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Paul) 6. It's So Hard (John) 7. It Don't Come Easy (Ringo)
Side B 1. Ram On (Paul) 2. Apple Scruffs (George) 3. Oh My Love (John) 4. Heart of the Country (Paul) 5. What is Life (George) 6. Jealous Guy (UK) / How? (US) (John) 7. The Back Seat of My Car (Paul)
PHOTOGRAPH (September 1973) Side A 1. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) (George) 2. Mind Games (John) 3. Big Barn Bed (Paul) 4. One Day (at a Time) (John) 5. Living in the Material World (George) 6. Six O'Clock (Ringo)
Side B 1. Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple) (John) 2. Photograph (Ringo) 3. My Love (Paul) 4. Don't Let Me Wait Too Long (George) 5. Little Lamb Dragonfly (Paul) 6. I'm the Greatest (Ringo)
Singles: My Love/Try Some Buy Some (George) (February 1973; #1) Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)/Out the Blue (John) (May 1973; #1) Photograph/Let Me Roll It (Paul) (October 1973; #1)
THE BEATLES II (October 1980) Side A 1. (Just Like) Starting Over (John) 2. Blow Away (George) 3. Temporary Secretary (Paul) 4. Wrack My Brain (Ringo) 5. I'm Losing You (John; Anthology version) 6. Waterfalls (Paul)
Side B 1. Here Comes the Moon (George) 2. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) (John) 3. Coming Up (Paul) 4. Watching the Wheels (John) 5. One of These Days (Paul) 6. Woman (John)
TUG OF PEACE (July 1983) Side A 1. Tug of War (Paul) 2. Take It Away (Paul) 3. Valotte (Julian) 4. Wake Up My Love (George) 5. O.K. for You (Julian) 6. Private Property (Ringo)
Side B 1. Say You're Wrong (Julian) 2. The Other Me (Paul) 3. That's the Way It Goes (George) 4. Through Our Love (Paul) 5. Jesse (Julian) 6. Pipes of Peace (Paul) 7. Too Late for Goodbyes (Julian)
Singles: Take It Away/Unknown Delight (George) (June 1983; #7) Pipes of Peace/On the Phone (Julian) (December 1983; #1) Valotte/Ballroom Dancing (Paul) (March 1984; #1 - managed to sneak into that spot for a week in the midst of MJ domination)
FAB (May 1989) Side A 1. When We Was Fab (George) 2. My Brave Face (Paul) 3. You're the One (Julian) 4. In My Car (Ringo) 5. That's What It Takes (George) 6. This One (Paul)
Side B 1. Sunday Morning (Julian) 2. Figure of Eight (Paul) 3. This is Love (George) 4. Second Time (Julian) 5. You Want Her Too (Paul w/ Elvis Costello) 6. Mother Mary (Julian) 7. Put It There (Paul)
Singles: When We Was Fab & My Brave Face (May 1989, double A-side; #1) You're the One/Distractions (Paul) (July 1989; #1) This One/Open Your Eyes (Julian) (October 1989; #6) This is Love/We Got Married (Paul) (January 1990; #18) In My Car/Back on My Feet (Paul) (May 1990; #30)
And for the heck of it, here's some non-album singles:
My Sweet Lord (George)/God (John) (November 1970) Another Day (Paul)/If Not For You (George) (February 1971) Bangla Desh (George) & Power to the People (John) (July 1971) Live and Let Die (Paul)/Oh My My (Ringo) (June 1973) All Those Years Ago (George)/Here Today (Paul) (May 1981) Ebony and Ivory (Paul w/ Stevie Wonder)/Flying Hour (George) (April 1982) Say Say Say/The Man (both Paul w/ Michael Jackson) (September 1983) Got My Mind Set on You (George)/Once Upon a Long Ago (Paul) (June 1987)
Post by Sam the Angel Fox on Jan 5, 2021 7:00:54 GMT
Been a Beatles nut since I was 10. Since then I've become such a nut about The Beatles since then, collecting CDs, Vinyls, VHS, DVDS, and PLENTY of bootlegs. I mean you can't go wrong with The Beatles.
Also who else is excited about "Get Back" this year?
"Try to see it my way, Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong. While you see it your way There's a chance that we might fall apart before too long.
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