13 Responses to “Pete.”

  1. Kevin says:

    Ah! Two people who really drove the final stake into The Beatles heart resulting in a dissolution.

  2. mcarp555 says:

    Wow, what an ignorant comment! I thought the whole “Let’s blame Yoko” movement finally died out, but I see that like polio and the Obama ‘birther’ craziness, it just hangs on here and there.

    Anyone, and I mean *Anyone* who thinks Yoko broke up the Beatles is living in a fantasy. The Beatles had run their course, and Lennon, who started the band, finally put an end to it. They had to stop when they did; otherwise they could have done irreparable damage to their considerable legacy. It’s a good bet we wouldn’t be talking about them like we do today, fifty years on, if they had descended into musical mediocrity like so many of their contemporaries. Yoko has always been the scapegoat, because she’s a woman, she’s Japanese, and she’s aggressive. But she’s not to blame. It’s BS, and I’m sick and tired of reading people who have no idea what really went on going for the obvious (and wrong) conclusion. It’s the 21st Century man, let it go. The Beatles broke the Beatles up, not Yoko.

    And certainly not Pete Bennett. I can’t even imagine how you think *he* did it.

  3. Alex of Bronx says:

    If Kevin thought Pete Bennett was Alan Klien then I would agree with that part of his comment. Klein and the business mess was a cause of the breakup , musically I think they could have continued.

  4. mcarp555 says:

    I think of Klein as a symptom of friction within the band, not a source. I agree with John and George that the Beatles should not have used Paul’s Father-in-Law as their manager; but I also agree with Paul that if one of them was not happy with anyone (like he opposed Klein), then they should have kept looking. In the end, neither Klein or the Eastmans were right for the band, but it was their failure to agree that widened the split between John/George and Paul, not Klein (or John/Lee Eastman) themselves.

    Musically, we will all have our opinions, so who’s to say with any certainty. Although I feel George needed to do “All Things Must Pass”, as much as John needed to do “Plastic Ono Band”. I have a hard time picturing Paul fitting in on those records. Nor can I imagine John, George and Ringo going back to touring.

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    You mean that’s Arthur Janov?
    Momma don’t go!!!!!!!!!!
    Daddy come home…
    The Beatles story isn’t even complete yet…
    I don’t ever want it to be
    (by which we measure our Joy)

  6. Lizzie says:

    I totally agree with you, mccarp555. Also, PLEASE don’t tell me there’ll be Yoko bashing on here too… I’m SO sick of it everywhere else! I believe I’m just a strange fan, but I was never upset because The Beatles broke up, not one minute. I guess having been in London following them till late 1969 gave me a hint of what was to come.

  7. No Yoko bashing here Lizzie, fear not . . life is too short.

  8. blaming yoko or linda or klein for inflicting the “final stake” into the Beatles is so 1970’s. :-)

  9. David B says:

    I think Yoko’s pretty awesome. Not into her music per se, but always enjoyed pics of her especially the more sultry ones.., and how she got John off the bad drugs.

  10. Another reason why Yoko is innocent: If the other 3 Beatles had the iron will to stomach being forced by Paul to record a zillion takes of ObLaDi and Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, than Yoko’s screaming and meddlesomeness were a mere piece of cake. :-)

  11. Michael says:

    All well said, mcarp555. It was time… and you’re right about whether the legacy would be what it is had they stayed together. I’m not a huge Yoko fan , but if you have any respect for John as a person, you can’t possibily believe he would allow anyone to influence him to do anything he didn’t want to do. Especially breaking up The Beatles! He had been leaving since ’66! In retrospect, I think it’s amazing all the great things they did after that point.

  12. Michael says:

    … possibly, that is.

  13. Bill C says:

    I prefer to think of Yoko this way -Thank you for giving John 12+ years of happiness and love

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