5.30.2013

P-Mac: The 1964 David Frost Interview



This is three years before Beatles' manager Brian Epstein died from a drug overdose. Still, if you want to talk about underlying causes of the 1970 break-up, we can talk about Yoko Ono, touring, and whatever else you want. In this scribe's humble opinion, however, it was the passing of Mr. Epstein that played as big a role as any.

You can see in this interview how McCartney is totally comfortable with having the band's manager do all of the heavy lifting. You remove that piece from the puzzle, thus allowing the Beatles to form Apple Records and effectively manage themselves, and you've introduced an entirely different element into the inter-relationship dynamic: Making money, preserving money, and managing money. Now throw in Yoko, creative differences, and 4 individuals with unprecedented superstar status occupying space in the same band, well, then, it was only a matter of time things begin to crumble.

7 comments:

FLCeltsFan said...

I ordered Shout. Will have to take a break from Celtics history to read it. I even pulled out an old Beatles CD yesterday. Help! :)

Lex said...

I'm going to see p-mac with a friend whose parents used to listen to beatles on reel-to-reel. Never heard of such a thing.

shows how little i know!

http://www.beatlesagain.com/barchive/tapes.html

Lex said...

beatles are still relevant.

check this out

http://techland.time.com/2011/05/12/beatles-itunes-sales/

FLCeltsFan said...

That's amazing that they are still selling that well. They are truly ageless.

I remember reel to reel players. We had one at one time. Thank goodness for technology.

Lex said...

made it easier for their fans to play their songs backwards...

: )

FLCeltsFan said...

Boy do I remember that one!! I worked for hours to try to play a record backwards LOL.

Lex said...

I tried that too.

Didn't work too well for me.

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