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John Lennon
Posted by: bestfour ()
Date: November 20, 2011 22:16

Just throw this out there, does anyone remember/recall when John Lennon said he wished " he was a Rolling Stone and not a Beatle"

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: deadegad ()
Date: November 20, 2011 22:36

Not sure but it would not surprise me if he said it in the same breath when telling McCartney that he was writing 'Granny music!"

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: bestfour ()
Date: November 20, 2011 23:04

Yea true, but it was a fact that he hung out with Jagger quite a bit

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: Youngie ()
Date: November 20, 2011 23:09

I think Lennon wouldn't have minded joining the Stones around 1969 with all the problems with Macca. Only thing holding him back was Yoko!

Thing about Lennon is that he had such an awesome rock voice when he was allowed to let loose (i.e. Rock & Roll Circus in 1968) but he was born to be a leader. Jagger & Lennon couldn't have co-existed in the same band IMO.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: November 21, 2011 00:45

Few days ago I found on the internet a Frank Zappa's interview by a french journalist in which Zappa repeatedly mentionned that he prefered the Rolling Stones than The Beatles. I was very surprised but quite happy.
Rock and Roll,
Mops

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: stonescrow ()
Date: November 21, 2011 00:46

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bestfour
Just throw this out there, does anyone remember/recall when John Lennon said he wished " he was a Rolling Stone and not a Beatle"

If he actually said it, probably December of 1968 during the filming of rock 'n roll circus would be my guess.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: MadMax ()
Date: November 21, 2011 00:52

Well John Lennon is a f&%¤ing genius.

Keith Richards also.

Charlie Watts also.

Liam Gallagher also.

Mick Jagger also.

Keith Moon also.

George Harrison also.

Brian Jones also.

Macca also.

Pete Townshend (God bless him) also.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: tonterapi ()
Date: November 21, 2011 01:00

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Youngie
Jagger & Lennon couldn't have co-existed in the same band IMO.
Bingo! I think John already knew that very well.

I find it hard to believe that John said that and meant it. In 69 John wanted to be with Yoko and noone else. If he would have joined the Stones then Yoko would have had to come with him. Can you imagine that! thumbs down



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Re: John Lennon
Posted by: NoCode0680 ()
Date: November 21, 2011 01:07

I don't know about John saying that, but I've heard in several different rock docs various talking heads saying that The Stones were the band the Beatles wished they could be, especially in the early days. Not anything about quality of the music or stuff like that, but I think because The Beatles sort of got corralled into the wholesome clean cut image and they wished they could let it all hang out more like the Stones. Though as their career progressed they were pretty well able to be themselves.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: M4000D ()
Date: November 21, 2011 02:45

Never heard him say that I did hear kerf say John would sneak off to be a stone with the stones.

I did hear Brian was interested in being a Beatle too

They were all out of their minds in those daze.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: M4000D ()
Date: November 21, 2011 02:48

Kerf lol fooking spell corrector on the iPod
Always gets it wrong.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: Jah Paul ()
Date: November 21, 2011 04:15

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M4000D
Kerf lol fooking spell corrector on the iPod
Always gets it wrong.

I kind of like Kerf!

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: November 21, 2011 05:31

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MadMax
Well John Lennon is a f&%¤ing genius.

Keith Richards also.

Charlie Watts also.

Liam Gallagher also.

Mick Jagger also.

Keith Moon also.

George Harrison also.

Brian Jones also.

Macca also.

Pete Townshend (God bless him) also.


seems dreadfully out of place on the genius list.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: NoCode0680 ()
Date: November 21, 2011 06:05

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Jah Paul
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M4000D
Kerf lol fooking spell corrector on the iPod
Always gets it wrong.

I kind of like Kerf!

It makes me think of Keef if he was a Smurf. Kerf.


Re: John Lennon
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 21, 2011 06:57

John certainly belittle the Stone enough, basically declaring that they were not in the Beatles league, musically. He liked their funkiness but not all that 'fag dancing'. Something tells me protests too much.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: deadegad ()
Date: November 21, 2011 07:15

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treaclefingers
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MadMax
Well John Lennon is a f&%¤ing genius.

Keith Richards also.

Charlie Watts also.

Liam Gallagher also.

Mick Jagger also.

Keith Moon also.

George Harrison also.

Brian Jones also.

Macca also.

Pete Townshend (God bless him) also.


seems dreadfully out of place on the genius list.


Yeah! And according to the other thread Ronnie is a genius too!

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: November 21, 2011 08:11

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deadegad
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treaclefingers
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MadMax
Well John Lennon is a f&%¤ing genius.

Keith Richards also.

Charlie Watts also.

Liam Gallagher also.

Mick Jagger also.

Keith Moon also.

George Harrison also.

Brian Jones also.

Macca also.

Pete Townshend (God bless him) also.


seems dreadfully out of place on the genius list.


Yeah! And according to the other thread Ronnie is a genius too!

ronnie certainly over liam.
for that matter, noel over liam.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: November 21, 2011 08:28

Lennon had a great sense of humour...grinning smiley

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Re: John Lennon
Posted by: terraplane ()
Date: November 21, 2011 11:29

I think he probably meant that he wished the Beatles had the same rebellious image. Can't see Lennon in the Stones. He was too big for them.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: November 21, 2011 11:50

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treaclefingers
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deadegad
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treaclefingers
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MadMax
Well John Lennon is a f&%¤ing genius.

Keith Richards also.

Charlie Watts also.

Liam Gallagher also.

Mick Jagger also.

Keith Moon also.

George Harrison also.

Brian Jones also.

Macca also.

Pete Townshend (God bless him) also.


seems dreadfully out of place on the genius list.


Yeah! And according to the other thread Ronnie is a genius too!

ronnie certainly over liam.
for that matter, noel over liam.

Add W.A.Mozart to that list....cool smiley

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: seitan ()
Date: November 21, 2011 16:54

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bestfour
Just throw this out there, does anyone remember/recall when John Lennon said he wished " he was a Rolling Stone and not a Beatle"

not sure, but the funniest thing I remember Lennon saying is an answer to question - Is Ringo the world´s greatest drummer ?
and John goes - The best drummer in the world, No, Ringo´s not even the best drummer in the Beatles.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: Youngie ()
Date: November 21, 2011 18:21

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terraplane
I think he probably meant that he wished the Beatles had the same rebellious image. Can't see Lennon in the Stones. He was too big for them.

They kinda had before they were "suited up" and turned into money-making puppets.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: stein ()
Date: November 21, 2011 19:16

And Brian Jones wanted to be in the Beatles.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: November 21, 2011 19:24

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stein
And Brian Jones wanted to be in the Beatles.

too bad we don't have a rockn'roll organization and commissioner and stuff...and trades could be negotiated...even three-way trades...you'd have to have a trade deadline, of course...and draft-day deadlines and whatnot...but still

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: November 21, 2011 19:28

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StonesTod
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stein
And Brian Jones wanted to be in the Beatles.

too bad we don't have a rockn'roll organization and commissioner and stuff...and trades could be negotiated...even three-way trades...you'd have to have a trade deadline, of course...and draft-day deadlines and whatnot...but still

We do have the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, so it seems as though we're part of the way there.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: November 21, 2011 19:49

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treaclefingers
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StonesTod
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stein
And Brian Jones wanted to be in the Beatles.

too bad we don't have a rockn'roll organization and commissioner and stuff...and trades could be negotiated...even three-way trades...you'd have to have a trade deadline, of course...and draft-day deadlines and whatnot...but still

We do have the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, so it seems as though we're part of the way there.

yeah, but HOF's suck. i'm talking about some serious re-engineering of the whole way bands are formed, re-formed, de-formed, certified, de-certified and so forth. i really think someone needs to take charge here and move this forward...

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: GumbootCloggeroo ()
Date: November 21, 2011 19:54

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seitan
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bestfour
Just throw this out there, does anyone remember/recall when John Lennon said he wished " he was a Rolling Stone and not a Beatle"

not sure, but the funniest thing I remember Lennon saying is an answer to question - Is Ringo the world´s greatest drummer ?
and John goes - The best drummer in the world, No, Ringo´s not even the best drummer in the Beatles.
i don't think he meant that. Ringo's drumming in The Beatles was fantastic, he was certainly better and more interesting than Paul. Keep in mind, Lennon was a major ass-hole.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: November 21, 2011 21:48

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seitan
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bestfour
Just throw this out there, does anyone remember/recall when John Lennon said he wished " he was a Rolling Stone and not a Beatle"

not sure, but the funniest thing I remember Lennon saying is an answer to question - Is Ringo the world´s greatest drummer ?
and John goes - The best drummer in the world, No, Ringo´s not even the best drummer in the Beatles.

Myth.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: tonterapi ()
Date: November 21, 2011 21:57

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stein
And Brian Jones wanted to be in the Beatles.
No he didn't. But I believe he would have loved to have had John in the new band he tried to get together in 69.

Re: John Lennon
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: November 21, 2011 22:16

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treaclefingers
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MadMax
Well John Lennon is a f&%¤ing genius.

Keith Richards also.

Charlie Watts also.

Liam Gallagher also.

Mick Jagger also.

Keith Moon also.

George Harrison also.

Brian Jones also.

Macca also.

Pete Townshend (God bless him) also.


seems dreadfully out of place on the genius list.

No kidding. I was thinking the same thing. At best they seem like a Beatles tribute act.

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