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Spiraling Towards Divorce: Cold Turkey, the 4/4/4/2 Meeting, and the L/M “Myth” – 8 L/M Breakup Series

In part 8 of the L/M Breakup Series, Diana and Phoebe explore the events, meetings, maneuvers and negotiations that took place during the first half of September 1969. They trace how things start to escalate and go off the tracks following the relative harmony of the Abbey Road sessions. Covered in this episode are: John and Yoko’s cold turkey experience, Mary McCartney’s birth, The Isle of Wight festival, the 4/4/4/2 meeting and the “myth” of Lennon/McCartney.

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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 7.B″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

In this two-part episode Diana and Phoebe dig into the relatively under-explored Abbey Road period and the songs that resulted from it. They examine both the songs and the events surrounding the creation of the album through the lens of the breakup.

In the second installment, they discuss the Medley, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and the overarching themes of the album.

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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 7.A″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

In this two-part episode, Diana and Phoebe dig into the relatively
under-explored Abbey Road period and the songs that resulted from it.
They examine both the songs and the events surrounding the creation of
the album through the lens of the breakup.

In the first installment, Phoebe and Diana will explore the recording
sessions as well as the songs “Come Together”, “Something”, “Maxwell’s
Silver Hammer,” “Oh Darling,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Here Comes the Sun,”
and “Because”.

In the second installment, they will discuss the Medley, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and the overarching themes of the album.

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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 6″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

my partners new partnerIn this episode, Diana and Phoebe dissect the different ways John and Paul both grappled with being replaced by each others’ wives.  They explore the  push and pull of Holding On versus Letting Go, skewering the myths of the breakup, and shining a light on Linda, an often overlooked but vital piece of the puzzle.

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

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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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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 4″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

In this episode, Diana and Phoebe begin their investigation into the issues that separated John and Paul and turned them against each other, the most significant of which was Allen Klein: the Demon King of the Beatles Break-up. 
They examine how Klein drove a wedge between Paul and John and hastened the band’s demise. They also discuss what Paul McCartney describes as “the cracking of the Liberty Bell,” a hugely important moment in the journey of the Beatles.
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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 3.B″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

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In this episode, Diana and Phoebe pick up where they left off, in the spring of 1969. They focus on the Ballad of John and Yoko as a concept and dissect its mythology.  

Part B breaks down the tenets of the mythology and explores the purpose it serves for John and Yoko — and how it has impacted the telling of the Beatles story.

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“If I Ran Away from You: Part 3.A″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

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In this episode, Diana and Phoebe pick up where they left off, in the spring of 1969. They focus on the Ballad of John and Yoko as a concept and dissect its mythology. 

Part A re-centers the story on John and Paul.

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