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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 5″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

In this episode, Diana and Phoebe explore the Battle for Northern Songs, which raged throughout the Spring and Summer of 1969. They go deep into this topic, providing detail and context as they investigate Paul’s infamous extra shares and explore the psychological impact of the loss of their publishing rights.
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2 thoughts on ““If I Ran Away from You: Part 5″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles Leave a comment

  1. Thanks so much for laying this out. I don’t think John or Paul ever said much about it, including about those pesky extra shares, but all the books repeat what look to be biased assumptions.

    Just as we don’t really know what sort of agreement (if any) John and Paul had about maintaining the same number of shares, we don’t really know that Paul didn’t mention the purchase of shares to John. It was such a paltry amount (0.13% of what he already had) that John – and Paul – may have forgotten.

    We also don’t know when the shares were purchased. I think the idea of investing money came up before the Eastmans were on the scene, such as when Paul bought the farm in Scotland.

    You didn’t cover this in your Northern Songs episode, but the related issue of name order is another

    I’m yet another huge fan of your podcast and am looking forward to the next episode. Keep up the great work!


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