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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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Yo Boomers - it’s over. Let it go.
And someone would want to listen to this band because...?
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!).
Can a next generation of the Monkees be far behind?
I like Seans music (thank God its not Yokos son wanting in on itugh!).
lol. The original Monkees were insipid enough. I can’t imagine a 2nd generation group. lol.
Julian Lennon is John’s son from his first marriage.
Sean is John & Yoko’s son. (sorry to tell ya)
Bring back the Cowsills..
But this time call them the Cowpies.
This is a REALLY BAD idea!
And those Beatle’s offspring are just some of the ones we know about!
That could work...
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.
The title provides an excellent idea for the band's name:
So they leave out Julian Lennon, the only one of the Beatles kids who can actually sing? Yep...sounds like a plan.
Maybe they could do a remake of MUSKRAT LOVE. That’s my favorite Beatles song.
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.
Shall we say . . . "Ono"-esque?
Julian Lennon is very talented and apparently a cool dude:
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
What are the offspring of the 1910 Fruitgum Company doing these days?
He sounds just like his father when he wants to.
How about Dino, Desi and Billy?
Zappa plays Zappa is doing well.
I think the Beatle kids should give it a try.
And Billy went on to join the Beach Boys....
Let It Be
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!)
All I can say is “have at it” then.
Probably should’ve started this before their mid-30’s is all I can say.
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.
It would be cool, I suppose, but John Lennon started the Beatles when they were closer to 20 than 50.
Or, ‘The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus’?
Run, Joey Joey Run Run....
I have heard Zak play. He is better than Ringo and as good as Keith Moon.
Sean is Yoko's son. The other one is Julian.
I bet they’d do a good job.
Here Come the Sons
Beatles offspring could form next generation band ...long enough to cash the checks.