was not a lover of the 1974 musical John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Bert. He hated when individuals ripped off. On the other hand, often, Beatles musicals and movies only occurred because the band did not glance following their passions subsequent their break up.
George Harrison on the musical ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Bert’
In a 1987 interview,questioned George what he believed of the musical John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Bert, which debuted in Liverpool in 1974 and then manufactured its way to London. George did not have anything at all good to say about the musical primarily based on The Beatles.
“I noticed it up till the intermission and then–I observed it with my close friend Derek Taylor, who’s a writer who utilised to operate for Warner Bros. and Apple–I claimed to him we possibly have to depart now or I’m gonna jump on that stage and throttle people people,” George explained.
“It was awful things. All these idiots acting out people–it’s like I say in ‘
know. It is like a rumor. It’s like those Beatles cartoons, and it was so inaccurate it was nauseating, acquiring been 1.”
George claimed the musical was a end result of The Beatles’ split
In a 1979 interview with, George stated the musical John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Bert, alongside with other Beatles rip-offs, resulted from The Beatles’ break up. When the Fab Four broke up, they for everyone to choose edge of. They lost anything from their catalog to their likeness.
“There’s not considerably more we [the Beatles] can be sued for, but we can sue a whole lot of other people,” George mentioned. “Being split and diversified over the several years has created it hard to consolidate sure Beatles pursuits. For example, all all those naughty Broadway demonstrates and silly motion pictures that have been manufactured about the Beatles, employing Beatles names and ideas, are all unlawful.
“But mainly because we’ve been arguing among ourselves all these many years, men and women have had a free-for-all. Now we have gotten to the issue the place everybody’s agreed and we have allotted a business to go out and sue them all. It is terrible, truly. Men and women believe we’re providing all these producers and people permission to do it and that we’re generating revenue out of it, but we never make a nickel. So it’s time that really should be stopped.”
“Maybe we should really go and do The Robert Stigwood Story or some thing [laughing], although I suppose the Sgt. Pepper film is all correct since they’ve paid the copyright on the music and manufactured up their possess tale line.”
George is referring to Robert Stigwood’s musical Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Peter Frampton, the Bee Gees, Steve Martin, Earth Wind & Fireplace, and Alice Cooper.
He did not see ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ due to the fact it experienced bad testimonials
George didn’t see Stigwood’s musical. “The stories on it were so terrible that I did not want to see it. But possibly it’s great. I really don’t know,” George mentioned.
Rolling Stone questioned George if the musical was an insult to the memory. “No,” he replied. “I just feel sorry for Robert Stigwood, the Bee Gees and Pete Frampton for accomplishing it, because they experienced founded by themselves in their have suitable as decent artists and suddenly . . . it is like.
“The more you make the extra you want to make, right until you develop into so greedy that in the long run you place a foot erroneous. And even though Sgt. Pepper is no question a monetary achievement, I think it is destroyed their pictures, their professions, and they didn’t require to do that. It is just like the Beatles attempting to do the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones can do it superior.”
At the very least Stigwood received the legal rights to use The Beatles’ songs. John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Bert did not.