There is an entire series of the fake Pete Best recordings. "The End" is hilarious if you have heard the others first.
I made the mistake months ago of listening to those all at work...I had to stifle my laughter and hide my tears while my coworkers gave me weird glances. I think the Mona angle plays into his sacking, too. Not only her and Neil, but the fact that she'd be sort of managing them before Brian came along and there was bound to be a power struggle, especially once things REALLY took off.
A strange situation. No one could have predicted what would happen. They got a record deal after many rejections. No one in the music industry believed in them. Someone said "Love Me Do" needed a different drummer ... The rest is music history.
John, Paul and George were already wanting Ringo on drums and George Martin told them, "For recordings we will use a studio drummer, live you can use Pete." But the other three wanted Ringo and a drummer who they could record with. And that was Ringo.
So, I am almost done reading Hunter's book on the Beatles and it is really good. Highly recommend! But the last few chapters, of where Hunter dedicates a chapter to each Beatle, is REALLY interesting. It is interesting because we now know how things play out. There is a lot of irony written in those pages. There were many times I read a quote or observation and thought, 'wow, that is an ironic statement considering how things unfolded' Bottom line, great book.
The BEATLES Reunion Concert Date: August 15th, 1990 Concert Time: 8pm Location: Shea Stadium, New York Attendance: 65,000 -Soundcheck at 3pm -Soundcheck Setlist: I'll Get You, One After 909, Honey Don't, My Sweet Lord (snippet) Matchbox, Two of Us, Eight Days A Week, I'm So Tired, I Want To Tell You -Full stadium seating plus a number of seats on the field for family, friends, VIPs, media, and a score of lucky Beatles fans who won them through contests, giveaways, etc. -The stage is positioned behind second base -Doors open at 6:30pm -A video montage displays the Hamburg/Liverpool Days, "Beatlemania", the "middle years", and the later period -8:30pm: The stadium lights turn dark. Suddenly, a spotlight shines on the right field warning track. A gate opens and a car arrives carrying the Beatles in it. The audience cheers. The car drives the Beatles to the stage. -SETLIST- -A Hard Day's Night -Michelle -Strawberry Fields Forever -Boys -Can't Buy Me Love -Jet (Paul solo career song #1) -Yellow Submarine -I'll Follow the Sun -It Don't Come Easy (Ringo solo career song #1) -While My Guitar Gently Weeps -Magical Mystery Tour -And I Love Her -Twist and Shout -Apple Scruffs (George solo career song #1) -Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da -I've Just Seen A Face -Penny Lane -Instant Karma (John solo career song #1) -What You're Doing -I Need You -Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul solo career song #2) -Across the Universe -Please Please Me ---Intermission--- -I Feel Fine -Octopus's Garden -The Long and Winding Road -Imagine (John solo career song #2) -Till There Was You -Here Comes the Sun -My Sweet Lord (George solo career song #2) -I Saw Her Standing There -Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds -Help! -In My Life -Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends -Eleanor Rigby -Mother Nature's Son -Sexy Sadie -Photograph (Ringo solo career song #2) -The Night Before -You Never Give Me Your Money -Sun King -Mean Mr Mustard -Polythene Pam -She Came in Through the Bathroom Window -Golden Slumbers -Carry That Weight -The End -Encore 1- -All You Need Is Love (accompanied by fireworks) -Ticket to Ride -I Am the Walrus -Hello, Goodbye -Encore 2- -She Loves You (followed by Sie Liebt Dich) -Something -Here, There, and Everywhere -Let It Be -Encore 2- -Hey Bulldog -Yesterday -Revolution -Hey Jude -Rubber Soul13
Personally, I think if they would have done that it would not have been in Shea Stadium. IMO they would have done it at a place like Royal Albert Hall and filmed it. I agree with you regarding the addition of some solo songs by each one of them but think they may have wanted to do one or two more each. Can't see John or George wanting to do that many Beatle songs since they appeared to want to distance themselves from their Beatle past. I also think they would do much shorter concert. I think you have over 50 songs. I think maybe 25 Beatle songs and four solo songs by each one of them would be the more reasonable amount.
When I put the Ringo album on a tape a few decades ago, I realized there was more space to fill out the 45 minutes on the side, so I put "Down And Out" between "You're Sixteen" and "Oh My My," and then "Back Off Boogaloo" after "Six O'Clock" and before "Devil Woman" (which I always thought was the weak link on the album, especially coming after such a sublime song as "Six O'Clock"). That's the one awkward moment on the album as it stands, going from the humble "I don't treat you like I should" sentiment to accusing his woman of being a demon from hell! Or is the devil woman his mistress, thus proving that he does not treat his steady girlfriend/wife the way he should??
At one of his concerts here, a female yelled out "Devil Woman!" Ringo just deadpanned, "You're the devil woman lady..."
I've only seen him once, but he really can be quick with the retorts up on stage there. I thought he was great.
I doubt Ringo's gonna be doing a solo tour anytime soon. He hasn't done a solo tour since the Choose Love tour, and that show was barely an hour long. And besides, he seems to be happy with the All Starr tours. Stretches it out to 2 hours, and it gives the show a bit of variety
I have clear memories of the town where I lived till I was 3, but when I went back to visit a couple of years ago. I didn't recognise anything at all. The mental image I had was totally different. It's possible James has misremembered what happened.
Something like that would account for James misremembering what the Dakota appartment looked like, to remember being there at all when he wasn't would be quite different. And I don't think he's saying he remembers John holding him as a baby, he's saying he "knows" it happend (that is, someone told him).