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Beatles offspring could form next generation band
Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Apr 3, 2012

Posted on 04/05/2012 5:43:34 AM PDT by nuconvert

Could Beatlemania see a revival through the offspring of the Fab Four?

James McCartney, son of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, said a new generation of The Beatles could be on the horizon, in an interview with the BBC published on its website on Monday.

The 34-year-old musician, who is following his famous father's footsteps into the industry, said that forming a band with fellow Beatles children Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and Zak and Jason Starkey (Ringo Starr's sons) was not out of the question.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beatles; music

1 posted on 04/05/2012 5:43:44 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Yo Boomers - it’s over. Let it go.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 5:45:01 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: nuconvert

And someone would want to listen to this band because...?


3 posted on 04/05/2012 5:49:57 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: nuconvert

James McCartney sounds like a humble guy. I like Sean’s music (thank God it’s not Yoko’s son wanting in on it—ugh!).


4 posted on 04/05/2012 5:51:12 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: nuconvert

Can a next generation of the Monkees be far behind?


5 posted on 04/05/2012 5:52:05 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Thorliveshere

I like Sean’s music (thank God it’s not Yoko’s son wanting in on it—ugh!).


Thor - this may come as a shock - but - Sean *is* Yoko’s son.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 5:53:24 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

lol. The original Monkees were insipid enough. I can’t imagine a 2nd generation group. lol.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 5:53:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Thorliveshere

Julian Lennon is John’s son from his first marriage.
Sean is John & Yoko’s son. (sorry to tell ya)


8 posted on 04/05/2012 5:57:57 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
“Can a next generation of the Monkees be far behind?”

Bring back the Cowsills..

9 posted on 04/05/2012 6:01:45 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

But this time call them the Cowpies.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: nuconvert

This is a REALLY BAD idea!


11 posted on 04/05/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: nuconvert

And those Beatle’s offspring are just some of the ones we know about!


12 posted on 04/05/2012 6:04:37 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

That could work...


13 posted on 04/05/2012 6:05:50 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: nuconvert
Simple answer: No. And I'd love for this to happen, because I'm one of the biggest Beatles freaks you'll ever meet, but it ain't gonna fly.

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Lennon were brilliant musicians and composers who providence put together at the right point in history to form arguably the greatest collaborative team in rock history. Add in Ringo's drumming, and the whole was far greater than the sum of its parts.

No disrespect to their kids, who might be good musicians, etc., but they're just not going to be able to recreate that kind of alchemy just because they received 50% of their DNA from a Beatle.

14 posted on 04/05/2012 6:08:45 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: nuconvert
Beatles offspring could form next generation band

The title provides an excellent idea for the band's name:

The BeatOffs.

15 posted on 04/05/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: nuconvert

So they leave out Julian Lennon, the only one of the Beatles kids who can actually sing? Yep...sounds like a plan.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 6:13:33 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: nuconvert

Maybe they could do a remake of MUSKRAT LOVE. That’s my favorite Beatles song.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 6:13:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Thorliveshere

Julian Lennon is the talented one who had some hits back in the 80s (Valotte, Too Late for Goodbyes, Saltwater). He’s John and Cynthia’s son, and still releases some really nice music.

Sean is Yoko’s son. His talent...is dubious.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 6:16:05 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: alphadoggie
Sean is Yoko’s son. His talent...is dubious.

Shall we say . . . "Ono"-esque?

19 posted on 04/05/2012 6:18:15 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: All

Julian Lennon is very talented and apparently a cool dude:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6eV7ZsghCs


20 posted on 04/05/2012 6:19:57 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
I agree with your thoughts, but on the other hand, it's hard to imagine it getting worse than the variety of music that drove me to give up American pop and listen to music in other languages. I would definitely listen to their work if they offered it.

I tried to listen to American pop music recently. It was techno-Disney-formula-puke or the like across the top 10.

So for me, it's pagode or South American pop and American classics from 20+ years ago. Sad to say, it's a thousand times better quality and creative talent than what I hear on the radio today.

21 posted on 04/05/2012 6:23:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
I would definitely listen to their work if they offered it.

Oh, I agree. I'll listen to it with an open mind, but I'm leery.

South American pop, eh? Interesting.

I'm a big fan of all types of musical genres; everything from bluegrass to bebop; from ska to dancehall; from string quartets/quintets to trip hop. But the one thing I can't dig is today's pop music, and I lump most of what's being called "country" today into that genre.

22 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:33 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: blueunicorn6
Maybe they could do a remake of MUSKRAT LOVE. That’s my favorite Beatles song.

Being facetious bump.
23 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: nuconvert
The 34-year-old musician, who is following his famous father's footsteps into the industry, said that forming a band with fellow Beatles children Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and Zak and Jason Starkey (Ringo Starr's sons) was not out of the question.

The Larvae?
24 posted on 04/05/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: nuconvert

This is a great idea, 20 years ago.

I have long considered that the only way for a musical group to continue for any length of time is to rotate all members of the group out and replace them with fresh talent periodically, one at a time.

While doing so seems to be a “cheat” of sorts, it has some decided advantages. The first of these is that it elevates young new talent to the top during their most creative and productive years, instead of them having to be a small businessman with a startup while trying to create.

When someone is rotated out, they can either do a solo career or join a different group.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 6:39:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory." -- Nancy Pelosi)
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To: aruanan

WINNER

WINNER

WINNER


26 posted on 04/05/2012 6:39:18 AM PDT by RainMan (Newt/Sarah - Red Meat for a Red America)
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To: aruanan

The offspring of music greats have not been the worst at the musical arts, just look at Stephan A. Gordy and Skylar K. Gordy, son and grandson of Berry Gordy (of Motown fame), aka Redfoo and SkyBlu of LMFAO...


27 posted on 04/05/2012 6:40:06 AM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: nuconvert
Seems like this ended before it began.

According to the latest sources, James McCartney is backing off his earlier statements. He now states, "I was just thinking outloud."

Apparently they felt anything short of the acomplishments of their fathers would fizzle pretty quickly.

Can't say I blame him.

28 posted on 04/05/2012 6:45:43 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nuconvert

What are the offspring of the 1910 Fruitgum Company doing these days?


29 posted on 04/05/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

He sounds just like his father when he wants to.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 7:01:34 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: nuconvert

How about Dino, Desi and Billy?


31 posted on 04/05/2012 7:03:16 AM PDT by catman67
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To: nuconvert
Zac Starkey drummed with The Who. I saw him on that tour and thought he was pretty good.
32 posted on 04/05/2012 7:03:43 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Northern Yankee

Zappa plays Zappa is doing well.

I think the Beatle kids should give it a try.


33 posted on 04/05/2012 7:05:58 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: nuconvert

Good God....NO!


34 posted on 04/05/2012 7:07:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: catman67

And Billy went on to join the Beach Boys....


35 posted on 04/05/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: catman67

lol. eegad


36 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jtal
Yo Boomers - it’s over. Let it go.

Let It Be

.

37 posted on 04/05/2012 7:53:57 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
"And someone would want to listen to this band because...?"

I would give it a listen, because maybe their Dads taught them a thing or two. Then again they may be complete wankers and can't carry a tune together. But their pedigree gives them a shot to be above average. (When you are constantly exposed to Music you tend to get good at it. Maybe not Beatles level mastery but you can still be worth a listen!)

38 posted on 04/05/2012 7:56:45 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

All I can say is “have at it” then.

Probably should’ve started this before their mid-30’s is all I can say.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 8:10:13 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Thor - this may come as a shock - but - Sean *is* Yoko’s son.

Agh! NO!! You KNOW Yoko will be involved!! AAAGHH!!!
40 posted on 04/05/2012 8:25:42 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Lauren BaRecall
I must admit it would be fun to see what kind of sound they could put together.

Harmonies would be really interesting to listen to as well. I certainly think they know it would be tough to match their fathers's talent and chemistry.

41 posted on 04/05/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nuconvert

It would be cool, I suppose, but John Lennon started the Beatles when they were closer to 20 than 50.


42 posted on 04/05/2012 8:28:08 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GreenHornet

Or, ‘The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus’?
Run, Joey Joey Run Run....


43 posted on 04/05/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nuconvert

I have heard Zak play. He is better than Ringo and as good as Keith Moon.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 8:49:29 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Thorliveshere
James McCartney sounds like a humble guy. I like Sean’s music (thank God it’s not Yoko’s son wanting in on it—ugh!).

Sean is Yoko's son. The other one is Julian.

45 posted on 04/05/2012 9:15:45 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Sean is Yoko's son. The other one is Julian.

I GOT IT! Thank you!
46 posted on 04/05/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Northern Yankee

I bet they’d do a good job.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: nuconvert

Here Come the Sons


48 posted on 04/07/2012 11:12:09 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

;~ )


49 posted on 04/07/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Beatles offspring could form next generation band ...long enough to cash the checks.


50 posted on 04/07/2012 1:06:21 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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