Brew isn't there some innate oddity in the music business that means bands earning are sort of log jammed for the first few years of their careers. Wasn't it U2 who had done many tours and sold millions of LP's had to wait until 1985/86 due to Island waiting for a movie investment to come through before paying the band. (don't quote me but that seems to ring a bell in my old brain) Also weren't many artists even at the levels of Plant, Bonham, The Beatles The Stones et al on salary for years. So even at that point maybe The Beatles were not seeing much return for their work.
I think I read Brian finally ended up paying for both guitars. Also as late as 1965, when they had tons of money, they still had to go thru Brian if they wanted anything. When they wanted those two strats (1965) they sent Mal over to Brian's to get the money for them. And Brian told Mal to get two of the same color, he didn't want any bickering. lol Of course by then they couldn't go anywhere and poor Mal had to be their goffer for just about everything. Also later on guitar companies would just send them guitars for an endorsement. I don't think Paul ever paid for anything. lol
bands earning are sort of log jammed for the first few years of their careers
At that stage, The Beatles would have been paid in cash for most of their gigs. It's true that royalties for recording could be tied up for years, due to various "creative accounting" practices by the big labels.
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT
bigche: Hey you guys see this yet? Here's the imposter posing with Paul and the Beatles in '64 - over 2 years before permanently assuming the missing Beatle's identity in late '66: youtu.be/8hJ709TEjOs
Jan 1, 2020 19:34:34 GMT
Mr Kite: Have you ever thought about getting out a bit more ?
Jan 2, 2020 22:49:20 GMT