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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just watched the "Concert for George" (Harrison) on PBS and I was wondering; where were Brian and Roger? Were they not invited? I know Brian's guitar playing would have been a great part of the tribute and Roger's singing as well. It seems like they would have wanted to have played a part in the concert.


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the comments made during the Concert for George is that those that performed were close friends of George, and not just those that liked his music or that respected his talent.

I get the impression that B/R aren't close to any of the former Beatles. To make a rather poor comparison, none of those who performed at the Concert for George were invited to the Freddie Tribute. Seems like they run in different cliques.

(Of course, I have no clue why Tom Hanks was there)


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"(Of course, I have no clue why Tom Hanks was there)"


Tom Hanks is one of the biggest Beatles fans around!


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did not know that.


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being a Beatles fan got Tom Hanks on stage? Include Brian, Roger and half of the world! I can understand why the organizers would want to "limit" the participants to those who were close to George personally and professionally. What, no "Layla"? ;)



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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about John Lennon? Have we forgotten the most rebellious, outrageous man ever, besides Freddie? They had stuff in comon. They both pissed of the conservative republicans, did stuff that not everyone aggreed with, and did whatever the hell they wanted!


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Um...what are you talking about? Freddie was never involved in any political movements, and Freddie wasn't that rebellious. You might as well say that I'm closer to John Lennon, as I once dated a Japanese girl, am strictly democrat, and I also pissed in a girl's room stall when I was really really drunk - how's THAT for rebellious?

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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and I also pissed in a girl's room stall when I was really really drunk

nah that's getting to the nearest toilet when you really had to go :P


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you kidding? Maybe he wasn't involved in political movements, but he wasn't exactly the cleanest, best, happy-go-lucky, good 2 shoes man. My point is that John needs more credit!!!


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And by the way, I pissed in a girls room stall, but that's cuz they set up the bathrooms different in one part of my school than another.


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think John Lennon gets more credit than you realize. The fact that George had a tribute concert and not John was because, when John died, all four ex-Beatles weren't exactly talking to each other. Their own tribute to him was re-recording 'Free As A Bird' and 'Real Love', which I think was a great tribute.

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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dunno why, but i always end up posting three things in a row. But anyways, not many conservatives enjoy openly bisexual men stripping in public. And I'm sure that if Freddie was around, he would be involved in the Gay Marriage Shit. And what's the big deal? Two guys wanna marry each other; It's not like Hitler will be ressurrected, and all Hell will break loose. Christ!!!


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the Bealtes weren't madat each other, they just wanted to be known as individuals, not a group. They were afarid that if they stayed together, they would be known as the Bealtes, not as John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Now each one is known for his own personality.


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Despite Brian's claims that all the bad feelings between George and himself were resolved years ago, I think it would have been inappropriate to have someone at your tribute concert who only twenty years ago punched you in the face. Perhaps Brian ought to get his temper under control and he might get invited to a few more of these things.

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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Now each one is known for his own personality."


Yeah right.

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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's true!


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Posted: 14 Mar 04, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a bigger Beatle fan than Tom Hanks...*Huhhh*


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Posted: 15 Mar 04, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this tribute. In a way its tied with the FM tribute as my top faves. Still, I prefer the George tribute more than the Freddie one because the musicianship, and the outstanding peformances of George's songs. Clapton did a great job, along with Dhani into organising it.

Tom Hanks is a die heart Beatles fan yes, but he was invited by the Pythons to take John Cleese's place during "The Lumberjack Song" due that Cleese was ill.

Great concert overall. An absolutetly worthy tribute to a great man, and musician.

As for John, he was regarded as a 'messianic' figure due to his views of politics, peace, and music. The vigils, and songs after his death, incl. the songs 'Free as a Bird', and 'Real Love'. As well as the film 'Imagine' were worthy tributes.


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