What's with all the "new" old Beatles news stories lately?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scooterpiety, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand Thread Starter

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    For the past several weeks there has been a pretty much constant stream of Beatles "news" items posted by various news outlets including the BBC, CBS, NBC, CNN and that beacon of journalistic integrity, Yahoo News. This week, several of these organizations have reported such revelatory stories as "Paul McCartney says John Lennon instigated the Beatles breakup", "The Paul McCartney song the Beatles despised" and "The Beatles gave a song to the Rolling Stones".
    I'm pretty sure that all of these and several other earth shattering Beatles newsflashes making the rounds lately a have been previously reported ad nauseam. I know there is a lot of new Beatles-related product to promote, but it seems pretty silly to me. What's the deal?
     
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  2. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen I've Got A Little Black Book With Me Poems In

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    Getting ready to simply have a wonderful Chri$$$$$$tmastime. Every year, product to push - rinse and repeat.
     
  3. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

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    A highly skilled PR team. That's all. Same as it ever was.

    Paul is promoting:
    Let it Be
    Get Back
    Lyrics
    Hey Grandude Green Submarine

    This is how you do it.
     
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  4. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    When Paul and Ringo aren't around anymore, people will ask....where's the Beatle news?

    Enjoy the news now, folks. It's short lived.
     
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  5. Somebody already answered your question but I can't resist the snark.

    Little film called Get Back coming out this November, you might have heard of it? :laugh:
     
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  6. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen I've Got A Little Black Book With Me Poems In

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    The sad thing is that Macca will receive more income from this year’s product push than a lot of folks will earn over the next several years… some of it for work performed over 50 years ago.
     
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  7. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

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    All this stuff, including something I posted this morning that was deservedly zapped, comes from a new interview (released just this week) of at least 10,000 words if not more that Macca did with The New Yorker.

    And unfortunately what outlets do these days is something called aggregating, in which to get clicks to their own sites they’ll pull out a few juicy tidbits from someone else’s reporting and post it.

    Oh, they’ll credit the other site and offer links, but it’s still a lame and lazy way to do things and IMO it sucks. (I work in the media so I have to put up with such things with our work.)
     
  8. And of course the worst part is once you've taken apart that Russian doll of links to find the original story, all the other sites have already gotten your single click which is all they needed in the first place.
     
  9. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

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    Give the guy a stogie, he gets it.
     
  10. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

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    Next several years? McCartney will make vastly more from 4th quarter earnings than most people on the planet will earn in a lifetime, and likely more than many people in G8 countries can earn in a decade. Add in the fortune he is making by having a songwriting credit on the new Drake album.
     
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  11. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Perhaps Macca is in dotage and forgot he already said them multiple times before? :cool:
     
  12. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

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    Simple: there’s new product to sell (McCartney lyrics book, Let It Be remix, Get Back film/book). So McCartney is feeding the media headlines to grab attention.
     
  13. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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    Its how the Google news algorithm works. It's not just the Beatles, there are endless news stories out there built around some hot quote that someone gave in an interview 30 years ago. If you ever clicked on a Beatles or a Stones or whoever story in the past, you'll start getting zillions of these.
     
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  14. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

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    Here is the actual New Yorker story they’re pulling the tidbits from. It’s actually a good read but be forewarned it’s long form, with the emphasis on LONG. The writer did a good job, at least to me he wasn’t overly deferential. He even asked Macca why he doesn’t lower the keys on his old songs … we all know he needs to … and his response basically was “I can’t be bothered.”

    Paul McCartney Doesn’t Really Want to Stop the Show
     
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  15. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

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    If people only knew what happens every time you click on a link … as noted, I am in the media and my organization is up to its nostrils in such things trying to monetize it enough to pay the bills. But we’re suffering for our arrogance 25 years ago when we dismissed the Internet as a passing fad while people got accustomed to getting content for free.
     
  16. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    Because they know that there are a bunch of old dudes on the SH Forums needing their fix of pointless Beatles thread starting material? :D
     
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  17. Trashman

    Trashman Forum Resident

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    Reporters and journalists ask the same questions to Paul and Ringo over and over and over again. Then they publish the answers as if it's something nobody has ever heard before, complete with a clickbait title. It seems there is at least one Beatles breakup story published every year, promising to reveal what really happened. And surprise... it's the same story we read last year, and the year before, and the year before that.
     
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  18. Davmoco

    Davmoco Forum Resident

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    It’s good click bait.
     
  19. Walking Antique

    Walking Antique Forum Resident

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    This thread is clickbait!
     

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