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  • User AvatarJustin McCann Mike, the cold weather’s making you MEAN! Poor Mr. Reed! 😉 OK, this is gonna be fun. Here goes. . The Donald Clarke piece you linked to is boilerplate punk reverse snobbery (he’s the Irish Times’ *film* critic by the way, and it shows). Exactly the kind of reactionary-but-thinks-it’s-the-opposite-of-reactionary old... – Nov 11, 1:44 PM
  • User AvatarMichael Gerber Yes, and they benefitted from his education. . There is a downside to the world of art that The Beatles helped to make, and it's that many young artists, in every field, are no longer given the type of rigorous grounding in craft and history that artists used to get.... – Nov 11, 12:24 PM
  • User AvatarJustin McCann 'a short-sighted and sometimes petty man' - aw Mike, is there any need to bring his eyesight into this? 😉 – Nov 11, 8:52 AM
  • Nancy CarrNancy Carr Very well said, Michael. . It struck me that some of the same kinds of things could be said about the role George Martin played with the Beatles: he was schooled by an earlier era and the sensibility he brought to the band was intrinsic to its success. He learned... – Nov 11, 7:06 AM
  • User AvatarTasmin Michael, I went and looked through the book, and nothing is mentioned about John having an affair with Freeman’s wife, and inspiring “Norwegian Wood.” Freeman says he was closest to John in ‘63, when John lived in the same flat, upstairs from him, in Kensington. He also talks about visiting... – Nov 10, 9:06 PM
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