The Fab Four (Solo Years)

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By Marc Platt

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“The Fab Four (Solo Years)” (Includes Video Notebooks at the End of the Manuscript)
There is nothing subjective about this eBook on The Beatle’s solo work after the break-up in 1970. I have definitive opinions on the quality of the solo work put out by these amazing artists once they left the “Beatles Bubble.”

There was a lot of competition during The Beatles eight-year run on the pop charts and their 13 years together, especially between Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It certainly carried over into their solo careers. No popular music act has been scrutinized more than this group, which carries on 50 years onward.

It would be an oversimplification to state that their post Beatles material never lived up to their body of work prior to the split. It was different and of its time. The 1970s were a different period than the 1960s and it is evident that their influence as songwriters during the period of the 1970s forward was not as significant as The Beatles work during the 1962-1970 period of time.

One other interesting tidbit to note before getting started is that John & Paul actually got together in 1974 during a Harry Nilsson session John was producing and jammed to Little Richard’s “Lucille” with Stevie Wonder, Nilsson and Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones) playing along. They were still somewhat friendly, despite all the press accounts that stated otherwise for many years. This eBook and the multi-media materials that accompany it are based merely on my observations and opinions.

The Fab Four (Solo Years)