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.
In the second installment of our Break-up series, Diana and Phoebe take a DEEP look into January 1969, when the Beatles record and film Let it Be.
Part 1 reflects on the sub-textual conversation revealed in their behaviors and their music. Part 2 (Coming very soon!) looks at some of the underlying issues of the break-up as they play out in this period.
This multi-part series explores the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney.
IF I RAN AWAY FROM YOU: Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles. Episode 1, PARTS 1 & 2
In this multi-part series, Diana and Phoebe explore the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney. They use John’s and Paul’s contemporaneous words and behaviors to challenge the traditional narrative and show how this delicate negotiation for love and security went disastrously awry. In the first installment, they begin their re-examination by tracing the Big Bang of the break-up to 1968.
Part 1 of Episode 1 focuses on the first half of the year; part 2 on the second.
Phoebe and Thalia unpack how the topic of leadership between John and Paul is discussed by authors and fans, and some of the hows and whys behind the various narratives.
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