When was the last time the Beatles were happy as a band?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MaybeI'mMrsVandebilt, Sep 11, 2021 at 5:15 PM.

  1. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

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    I think if Lennon hadn't had the lads for support, he would have crashed and burned the way Dylan and Wilson did in the mid-60s.

    All three seemed to be in crisis around the same time.

    Odd, that.
     
  2. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    Their two last seasons at the SC they were massively misserable, hating being in Hamburg
     
  3. erikdavid5000

    erikdavid5000 Forum Resident

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    I think being unhappy as a Beatle is something none of us can relate to in the slightest. Being unhappy as a Beatle probably still equated being as happy as freaking can be because you’re a Beatle and also rich.
     
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  4. " I thought it was you three."
     
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  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    sorry, I cannot agree...you're pitying The Beatles? ut uh...they need no pity...they lived in perfect world...THEIRS...they owned the World musically...so some critic decides they look worn on an album cover and it is forever repeated throughout the years...torture? please... no pity party...
     
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  6. Dovetail7

    Dovetail7 Pragmatic Purist

    Wonder if it was when they did the Esher demos for The White Album?!?!
     
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  7. healter skealter

    healter skealter Mullered

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    Before they all got married?
     
  8. jricc

    jricc Forum Resident

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    Yes! Love this
     
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  9. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

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    Not pity, my friend, Michael."Perfect World"?
    Perfect worlds only exist in fairly tales, and here at SHF.

    It is called "empathy" and trying to visualize and contextualize just what that level of fame and notoriety did to ones psyche, and what it must have been like to live with that pressure on an hourly basis, for close to 10 years of their lives.

    Did you watch that interview? It did not look or feel like any form of 'perfection" to me.
    And I'm watching it after the fact with 60 years of hindsight, with quite a high level of detachment, and no emotional involvement whatsoever..
     
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  10. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

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    And speaking of 'Perfect Worlds". Let's remember how this perfect Beatles story really ends.

    One of those 4 individuals living in that so called 'perfect world' is SHOT TO DEATH. Simply because he was a Beatle!!
    So yeah...Perfect. Shakespeareanly perfect.


    And another is savagely attacked in his home, and dies shortly after that...again, perfect!
     
  11. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

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    In answer to the question, the last time they were happy could have been in 1967 when Brian Wilson was in the midst of crashing when he could not finish Smile.
     
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  12. DK Pete

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    I agree in a sense but Lennon, was a pretty strong character in terms of physical stamina and psychological "strength". He did, after all, kick Heroin which, according to Tony Sanchez, he could really put away. I think John's biggest weakness in life was Yoko (specifically any potential loss of Yoko). By many written accounts, she was seriously considering leaving him once (if and when) her own career took off following the Double Fantasy period. How true this actually was/is, we'll probably never know. But iIthink that's the one thing-Yoko leaving him for good-that would have literally killed him.
     
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  13. DK Pete

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    Micahel...love you and your posts but you're really off base here, I think. In the sense of physical gain and adulation, yea, it was the perfect world. But in the grand, overall scope of life, their world was relatively no more perfect than the guy who gets up to go to his menial little job every day and comes home to a nice family. In many. many ways, that's far more perfect. This may sound dumb on the surface, but in many ways, it was Pete Best who was the luckiest Beatle. For whatever it's worth (if anything at all), I, like many others, had given up everything in my life in the frantic search of "making it" in the music business. Had a band, original songs, made demo tapes, played the crappy bars over and over...nothing mattered but "making it". N O T H I N G. Then John gets shot and killed. Made me rethink ***EVERYTHING***. Chances are, I wouldn't have made it anyway, like most of "us" schmoes who chase(d) this dream. But once this happened to my seemingly invincible "hero" (at that point in my life), I actually thought, what's it all really worth.
     
  14. Cambot

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    I've heard people say when they got together at George's house to make the Esher demos was the last time they played together as "friends."
     
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I get and respect your point totally, but I just see it differently...as they say we agree to disagree...indeed.
     
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    fair enough but I stand...
     
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    do you realize how many poor people die everyday?...I don't feel the love....sorry.
     
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  18. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

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    Unfortunately, I get this one. I too followed that dream before John’s passing, when I stopped performing music, rejected that possibility, switched to composition, various media soundtracks with some success. Since that tragic day, I prefer to work behind the scenes, the dream still there.
     
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  19. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

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    Losing John was heartbreaking enough, yet, it also put the fear of god into this Beatle fan. I mean life changing stuff, reconciling one’s ambition, the meaning of success. What would John say? “We we’re at our best when we were creating together.”
     
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  20. DK Pete

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    For me it wasn't so much about fear as a result of what happened to John...it was more if a reset way of looking at life and what really mattered to me. Even while I was pursuing music, in the back of my mind I also knew that at some point I wanted kids and a family. For whatever reason, John's untimely death suddenly made me realize that I couldn't sufficiently have both. One thing I didn't want was to be out there doing music in whichever capacity and having a kid or two at home who I never got to see or they, me. Seemingly out of the blue, no amount of musical success was worth that to me.
     
  21. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    I think it was the day Ringo quit. Ringo because he didn't have to put up with it anymore (for the rest of the day); Paul because he finally had an excuse to take over as drummer as well; John because he didn't have to put up with any more "Ringosongs", and George because...he knew it was his turn to quit next. :D
     
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  22. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

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    Touring the country with family in a multicolored double decker can only go so far. You did the right thing.
     
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  23. Cool Chemist

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    You can be very rich, very successful and with all the 'trappings' of success, yet still not happy.

    But happy as a band? Impossible to know and even for the members who wouldn't necessarily know how the others were feeling at any given time. I don't think The Beatles themselves really understood their break up, though. Confusion abounds here.

    What is more clear, though is they were still able to make great music up to the end and the artistic functionality, which creates its own happiness through musical achievement, remained intact.
     
  24. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Very well said, start to finish.
     
  25. MaybeI'mMrsVandebilt

    MaybeI'mMrsVandebilt Just Spinning On My Axis Thread Starter

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    Something in that. Not saying they should never have married, but the wives/girlfriends did change the dynamic, and forced them to divide their attentions. What was it George said? 'then these other (lol!) wives came along and drove a wedge between us'. Couldn't have been easy.
     

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