Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 23, 1974 · Page 80
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 80

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
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Avery Schreilur and Vi illiani Conrad disruss the rffwls of txcfss poundage on ihrir professional expertise in "The Fat of the Land," a segment of Vtide World Special," 11:30 p. m., Wednesday, June 26 on ABC-TV. NOW at... ALUMINUM AWNING SALES IN ST. ALBAKS DuPont Tedlar Aluminum Silling.«' By J. P. Rool I got into this once before, and I don't want to make a habit of it. I especially don't like to make predictions because, unlike Jeane Dixon, I don't have a crystal ball and I hate to be proven wrong a lot. So having backed into this, here I go: The Beatles will 7 not, in all probability, reunite. .' . '"·[ The thought,, of course, is tempting -- they'd be gtiar- .. anteed more, than a million dollars each fora one-shot appearance and/or live album, but personaLdiffer- ences probably will kill the thing. : ·' ' . In the past month, Lennon, Harrison and Starr have signed recording contracts with AM :(Their CapitpL , ^ McjGaijhey i has not yetUatithis wrlfingl: signed with A^M, but it's rer ··. f latively .certaiithe^wjllv up residence Harrison' and they'd like lor too; tf;immi- ; gratibnr p^lejSJQn't^Bassie ' r them toip'|.tnuchV ; Lenrion-is- fighting for ; ;permanent resi- : dencejin the country and has indicated f hfc'd Me^'seek . citizenship, ""i;:-^;^ £/; -· If McCartney signs with the record label, it will clear : any contract ;iconflict£ that .might pr6hibit3heir^makihg a reunion record" ...=. .. ;.' So whafs to stop it?; ·- McCartney says he is devoting all his talents and at r tention to reforming his Wings band for recording and other projects 'a U.S. tour) to lake place later this year or early in 1975. It's McCartney's ^conteii- tion that.his ihvbiverherit reunion Freaksho* with Wings is enough to keep him occupied and that that project ultimately must be accepted or rejected by the public. Wings is what he's into, he.says, notregrouping with The Beatles. .. -That's a nice explanation, but I believe that more than anything else, what stands in the way of a Beatles reunion · is a little ditty John :Leniion produced on his "Imagine" LP, entitled "How Do You Sleep?' r ; _ , ' It was a personal message ;:4p.r- and attack upon -- Paul .-^MjeCartney; Itljegan: "So ? Sgt., Pe|Jpertookyou by sur;; Uprise*,you'better look right. -.- through that mother's eyes v ·!.-.; ·" Sgt,v Pepper, of ,%cpurse', : .was : The Beatles' ^rhpst sophisticated 'and radi- ^tcaily d i f f e r e n t ; album. ^Mother" is the name generally given Lennon's first Solo album which was unti- led. . further into the song, Len." non says: "The only thing · ypii-did was yesterday, .and since you've gone it's'just another day.-' · v ; ·.-'- ''Yesterday? is;the band's; 1 best ballad; and it was pri-f marily McCartney's creation; "Another Day" is an inconsequential piece from McCartney's :solo work after the split. Lennon goes on to tell McCartney that "a pretty face may last a year or t w o . . . . 'soon they'll find out what ybtieandp ·'-··'·'·'·*»**···»»- i'Buttheun- TheTerrifk Siding That's Guaranteed Unconditionally For 40 Years Wf also Carry kindest cut -- the one that will take a lot of smoothing over before any reunion will be possible -- comes when Lennon sings: "The sound you make is Muzak to my ears ..." It would be most difficult for Paul to stand and sing beside a man who dealt that blow. Perhaps it's true McCartney doesn't have the lyrical power* of Lennon: His work generally is lighter, less serious, but in his two most recent albums, he has shown vast improvement over his first solo work. The ballad "My Love" from "Red Rose Speedway" indicated that some of the craft from "Yesterday" rje-.j- mains with the man, and" several cuts froih "Band on ; ; ~theRun" show thatMcCart-' · ; ney can put'"put good old rock-n-roll with the best of them. A Beattles reunion would be welcomed the world over, but it isn't likely. McCartney (and he's the man who should know) in a letter to me through publicist Leo Solters categorically denied and refuted the consistent flurry of rumors and reports of a reunion. He feels that such reports ·are a disservice to the public, leading it to believe a regrouping might take place. The individuals are involved in separate projects (arid.he concedes they might assist each other on recording tracks), and they will not reunite for ih-person appearances. He says that flatly. There's no Top Ten again this weet, because this column is being.written in'adv- ance of my departure for San Francisco for a couple of weeks. Now there's a freakshow. ALUMINUM SIDHK 9 SPECIAL This Month Only 30%,, Best Installation Crew m FREE ESTIMATES CALL 7 22-3238 STUDENTS, SAVE $5 ON YOUR CLASS RING. 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