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Initial post: 9 Dec 2008, 23:39:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2011, 10:57:44 GMT
Martin says:
It has occurred to me that there is very little said about the Fab Four on these fora, so why not put that right and start a thread right here.

Well? Anything Beatly to opine?

Well?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 01:44:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2008, 01:47:11 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Hi Martin
Its weird that thanks to a bunch of extremely knowledgable music loving people I now hope I never hear their name mentioned again, nor The Monkees.

I wonder if that was Butlers fiendish plan all along, probably hates them both and is head-boy
over at The Hollies fan-club.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 16:16:51 GMT
Martin says:
Thanks for that, MC. Maybe we should re-christen them The Butles in his honour?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 16:31:59 GMT
Glad to see you are using the correct plural there MRL and not fori as ahem.. someone on these here boards said. It's not a widely known fact that this band belonged on a scene that also included the more successful Rory Storm and the Hurricanes famed for their legendary performances at Butlins Skeggy, a feat that these Beadles characters never achieved

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 16:43:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2008, 16:43:54 GMT
Martin says:
Cheers, Nuge. Ringo the Redcoat was well-known in these parts, too - with hindsight it probably would have made for a more fitting career.

As for the Latin bit (which sounds like the title of a particularly fine Grant Green album), there's really no need to rub vaseline in the wounds. I did concede that I'd attempted to consult my old Latin master about it but found that he had passed away a month earlier - what I wouldn't have given for THAT 30 years ago!!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 18:23:19 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Hi Martin
That last bit about wishing to have a dead schoolmaster 30 years ago could be misconstrued,
Alice Cooper once touched on the subject "While friends and lovers mourn your silly grave, I have other uses for you darling". :o)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 18:39:28 GMT
Martin says:
Indeed, Alice and I went to different schools together.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008, 23:35:59 GMT
Martin says:
OK, here are the results of MY survey:

1. John Lennon
2. Paul McCartney
3. George Harrison
4. Stuart Sutcliffe
5. Pete Best
6. Jimmy Nicholl
7. Klaus Voorman
8. Billy Preston
9. Eric Clapton
10. Ringo Starr

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2008, 12:05:01 GMT
Martin says:
Which I'm sure you all got anyway. Funny how Yoko didn't make the top 10.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2008, 17:55:53 GMT
Mad Earwig says:
Never really got The Beatles. All that hair and that bloke singing 'Tragedy' was not my thing.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2008, 18:02:31 GMT
spiderboris says:
Ditto for the Rolling Stones. all those camp disco numbers, Daddy Cool and that one about Rasputin. Ridiculous!

Ringo did look smashing in a medallion though. Sorry, I meant R***o.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2008, 19:43:40 GMT
Martin says:
No doubt you're thinking of the line 'Daddy you're so cool to cry' from The Stones 'Cool to Cry'?

By the way, what is R***o? Rungo? Rollo? Barry?

Posted on 11 Dec 2011, 21:40:06 GMT
Martin says:
Greetings everybody, I'm back after an enforced lay-off. Thanks to all those who have been asking about me, and sorry if you were worried. Just a bit off-colour and taking a few precautions, that's all.

Any news on The Beatles while I've been away? I heard a rumour they'd split up.

Posted on 12 Dec 2011, 22:50:23 GMT
Martin says:
Is it true Ringo's new All Starr Band is to include Susan Boyle and Strictly Come Dancing's Jason Donovan?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011, 08:36:06 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Yes, and excludes Ringo.

Posted on 13 Dec 2011, 08:48:54 GMT
Carradale says:
Apparently Ringo wasn't even the best painter in The Beatles.

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/charlie_s_a_starr_of_anti_gun_campaign_1_2002105

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011, 14:59:17 GMT
Martin says:
That's because to be a painter you have to be an artist.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011, 18:45:48 GMT
Carradale says:
The guy who did our hall was good but perhaps not an artist.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011, 19:18:40 GMT
Martin says:
I knew an ace artist once who really was called Painter.

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 10:57:21 GMT
Martin says:
How about The Beatles for Christmas No. 1 - I don't believe 'Christmas Time is Here Again' has ever been released as an A-side, and it could do the biznis.......

Posted on 22 Dec 2011, 15:30:20 GMT
I sincerely hope not...we get to hear too much from the Overrated Four as it is.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2011, 22:35:22 GMT
Martin says:
Bit late now - maybe next year instead.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012, 10:57:42 GMT
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