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  1. Yes, it looks like. a reasonable move by Eric. And that the issues are permission, accountability, good faith,  and what is the proper management of the funds. Is it managed by one or two people?  If one person managed it, did the other person know or approve everthing? They will decide on court.

    It looks like Eric had good faith, in the beginning. But, found out later what was going on, and wants to change that.To manage the fund as Eric would like it to be used. Not solely by one person, since Eric's royalties is part of the reason for the trustee fund. With extra uses to be used with Eric's input and approval in matters for personal use and care of a parent, for example.

    It's best to have a hands on approach to funds.- And what or who  the money is assigned to. Who gets the money later, when there is a Will document. By not doing so is not being a good steward of one's own money/monies. You have to know what it is used for, so that it is used wisely and with permission.

    For what purposes. (A clause to get permission to use funds in certain ways).

    I guess the money for the Range Rover was to save from taxes. Meaning, the trust fund owned the vehicle. 


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  2. I've heard the same song chourus on late night radio, for a dance.

    Eric's song, ' HungryvEyes'. A promo for an auction. He was on T.V., from a video done years before.

    'Go All Way, the ' entire song at Agua Caliente Casino, near Palm Springs. Cranked up very loudly. It was a weekend crowd and a lot of noise from slot machines, and the card tables. They have great speakers, so everyone heard it, easily. Ringo played a concert ,there. At their17 million dollar theater.

  3. Paul and Ringo give commentaries of songs on their new Deluxe Set, 1+ . Separately, and together.  It looks like the ' Real Love newer version video was at someone's house.. Remarkably done. John singing and playing it solo. Decades later with Paul, George and Ringo. Singing to their own recording ( On playback) together in a living room. What a song!  And showing each of the three playing, before on the latest version. About 10 years ago or more.

  4. Pauls favorite female singing voice is Karen Carpenter, of The Carpenters. Remarkable tone, timbre and resonance in her baritone voice, he said. (Paraphrasing).

    Paul appears in a video conmentary. It's part of a video that Rickey Nelson's sons have used for their tribute concerts. On the video is also Kris Jristofferson talking about Rickey's music. 

    Wanting to do a tribute, the sons found a song set listi n their father's belongings. And realized it was the order they also wanted to do in concert.

    Some video used was courtesy of film studios, when he acted.

  5. Great, Kirk!

    Thanks to Paul! Without him and at least one more songwriter,  they probably wouldn't have a theater named after them. They have sold over 100 million albums.

    And The Carpenters have a theater named after them, in Long Beach, California. Next to the university where. they attended and studied music. Karen's favorite music to sing was Cristmas songs ahd Carols.


    And their website:


    They have sheet music. and Karen's drum set on display.      

  6. John Lennon's guitar sold for 2.4 million dollars, in Beverly Hills. It was played on historic recordings, surprising even the auctioneer, with the price it was bought for.

    A drum head broke another auction  record. From one of  Ringo's drumsets, I presume. Over one million for that!

    I got the Deluxe Set, too

    The booklet talks about each song.  It's very detailed- When it was recorded, location, Producer,  UK release, First Charted, US release, and when first charted.  Then broadcast, 2015 edit, Filmed,  location, and date of broadcast.

    I tried to play it on my  center console in my car, with a touch screen. It looks like a tablet. The radio works. But the DVD and CD player don't. It should, but it might need a code, first.  I wanted to listen,  on my way to visit friends, saturday. 


  7. Just announced. on T.V., at Best Buy

    1+  [ One Plus]. A 27 song Numbet One CD or two..  It is separately sold from Deluxe set. I saw it on back-to-back T. V. commercials.  On two different channels.

    Ane maybe someone in The Beatles family read this thread. Notice again the plus mark on cover.  The brand new Deluxe Set includes a CD and 2 DVD"s. With 27 Number One Songs. It includes a  stunning remix of songs in 5.1 Stereo.  And 50 High Quality [HQ] videos of  never before seen alternative versions of songs and recording sessions. Including one that shows Paul or someone sliding on the floor. [In his socks°,  I  guess], and reversing and walking the other way. before he gets to the Microphone.Joking around , for the camera.

    It also looks like there is a booklet inside with photos and stories. About 20 to 30 pages. This  is an exceptional buy, before the holiday season begins.

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  8. Thanks, Aventurine. Good eye to catch that story.I'm glad that Eric wants to write again. 

    Thanks. Eric , for insights to how the album was put together.

    And it seems that there was a change with The Raspberries concept of being one band to becoming soloists.  Everyone was  writing.

    Wally and Kay went back to Capitol Records, (decades later,  and about three years ago), to try to get credit for three demo songs that Wally wrote, in the 1970's. I guess they were songs that were recorded, but not used on any album. Including The Raspberries. The confusion came when the demo song copyrights were owned by the record label.

    It seems to me that an album song list was already done. And maybe Wally handed it to his manager. But, everyone was already in the recording studio recording songs that were already set. Maybe someone said,  'I will listen to it'. Or, ' Save it for the next album.  But everyone was busy recording all of the other songs. And maybe Wally mentioned it to another band member, too. They had to concentrate on previosly agreed upon album songs, by others who were in charge of the original album concept. And Wally had personal problems that he had to take care of. At one point, he wasn't around anymore with the band. So, no more band and no more recordings Thus, the songs were lost.


    Again, it might have been during the final recordings.The point is that it was late, or not heard in time. It was only considered. By then, there were no more albums. And Kay said that those songs will never see the light of day. Actually, they can be heard again. All you must do is to acknowledge the record label on the album. In effect, they now would get some of the royalties of those songs. By acknowledging them, now everyone can hear them. In movies, and concerts. You can play them at 'a party, since no one is paying you for a concert. You can say, 'These are songs I wrote. But since there were no more albums, they never got produced to vinyl recordings'.'.And for songs on Youtube, put song title then record label name on your video. 

    And being in a band is difficult. But more difficult when everyone wants their ideas that are best for a solo album . Since then,,  there have been solo efforts. And. albums. created on their own, by Wally and Dave.This way, they could do entirely their songs, as soloists and perform them in future concerts.  And maybe more, later.



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  9. Happy Birthday, to Darlene and Tony.  Have fun for the whole week.

    Tony, who called me a betting genius, once twetted my football picks. I believe over 47, 000 people saw my picks. Although I didn't know they would be tweeted, until I saw the tweet.  It was five correct picks on the superbowl, and two more sports. 7 wins on one day. Plus the playoff games, before. For an 84 percent win rate. 



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  10. Ringo's commercial looked like it was partly filmed in his backyard. It looked llike he was by a pool.

    Ringo celebrated his recent 75 year birthday at Capitol Records, with fans being invited. Some of his musician friends sent well wishes. (Also see Billboard Magazine for photos, etc).

    He asked that everyone type in the words Love and Peace on Facebook at 12:00 pm, in their own time zone.

    And Paul has read some of our posts. Even mine, I found out, later.

    Paul does an upsidedown head stand for health. (Palms of hands and top of his head). Something he has been doing since he was about 25 years old.

  11. Some post Beatle's tidbits.

    A recent 50 year anniversary of the film,  "Help" was approved of by Apple Corp. for a free showing outside. There was a tribute band that played, also.It was shown in blueray format, in pasadena, ca., a few weeks back.

    Paul once lended his Yamaha bass, after a surprise Abbey Roads studio visit. The surprised musician was having probems with his own bass during recordings. Paul walked in and said use this one. ( Not an exact quote). This was recalled by a band on a radio program.



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  12. Finally got my password reset. Forgot last one.

    How appropiate to put Paul singing on first page.

    Alright,  great news for music fans. I don't know who had the idea, or who is involved.

    Let me hear a drum roll. 

    This news is probably unbelieveable!!

    I heard it a few weeks back on the radio.

    You can tell your musican  friends from the 70's or before, Eric.

    The. music magazine Tiger Beat, will be starting up in the future. There are supposedly 17 investors. And some or all are famous. Maybe KISS. Band is involved.

    Don't forget to tell Bernie.

    I'm sure they would be extra smart to feature bands and artists again of that era in the new magazine.Since you performed at that time, 

    A retro band section would be appropiate. With a link to a song or website.

    Imagine hearing people talk again about current and past bands on their website.

     Plus, a commercial featuring Ringo playing drums in one scene wearing a new line of loafer shoes.. Waliking in the next with another style. I think there are three or four styles.


    Actres Salma Hayak, featured in a Got Milk photo does the animated voice in the movie, The Prophet.

    Which is. series of poems that are put into talking form.  Maybe the most different movies out this summer.




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  13. More photos and wellwishers on Billboard website. 

    Including PaulMcCartney, who said his father shares Ringo's birthdate.( He would have been 113 today). Paul sang happy birthday from his concert in Norway, last night.

    Steven Tyler, Mickey Dolenz of The Monkeys , Paul Stanley of KISS. Yoko Ono.


  14. Great songs. On the radio, the talk wws about how the songs were better cowritten together.

    They would have written completely dufferent songs, on their own,  they said.

    Ringo is celebrating his birthday at Capitol Records, today., June 7th. All fans welcome. 

    He wants fans around the world to say "Love and Peace" on facebook at 12:00 pm their own time zone.

    He was on a commercial featuring loafer shoes that are available to buy.

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