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Roberto Melendrez
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Posted: 29 July 2019 at 5:50pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Apologies if this was covered elsewhere on the board.  From Variety:



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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 29 July 2019 at 6:49pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

More akin to the George RR Martin episode of the Twilight Zone 80's revival where an Elvis impersonator finds himself in the past.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 29 July 2019 at 6:54pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Here's the thing, as a Beatles fan, which I am, many of us have pondered how much not only music, but the world would be different if not for The Beatles. They truly changed more than just how much pop music was written, but affected changes in society and fashion, among other things. Even modern bands who claim to not have been influenced by the Beatles have actually been influenced indirectly in so many ways. So...

Somebody coming up with a story about how the world would be different without the Beatles is not a new thought. It isn't much different of a thought to ponder what would have happened if someone else knew of the Beatles went back to a time when nobody else did, or, as in the new film, something occurred that caused everyone to forget the Beatles, and that one who remembered used the situation to his/her advantage.

So, I vote coincidence.

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Posted: 29 July 2019 at 8:16pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I'd agree with Matt. I watched a you tube video from 2017 in which Paul Gilbert, guitarist from Racer X and Mr Big, told a story about why -- decades before -- he had decided he needed to expand his musical language harmonically, and the story basically went that he had heard Martha My Dear on the radio and had thought to himself, "If Paul McCartney had never written that, and suddenly I was walking along and the whole song just dropped into my head, I wouldn't be able to get it out."

The cultural impact of the Beatles is so huge that they become a natural lightning rod for these kind of musings.
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Roberto Melendrez
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Posted: 29 July 2019 at 11:23pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I haven't seen the film or read the comic so I can only go on what's written in the article. If it's accurate, sounds like this was a bit more than a coincidence had by two folks having the same concept. Sometimes people have the same idea and a similar execution of that idea but it also wouldn't be the first time Hollywood took someone's idea and ran with it.
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Posted: 29 July 2019 at 11:59pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I saw the film a few weeks ago and really liked it. The graphic novelís
premise seems different enough from the film. As noted above, it
sounds much more like Elvis-themed TWILIGHT ZONE episode, which
I almost thought I dreamed because I never run into anyone else who
saw it!
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There was an 80s TV series called "Otherworld" about a family that gets sucked through some portal into another world (through the Pyramid of Giza) and in one of the episodes, the kids decide to introduce rock and roll to this world, by performing a bunch of Beatles songs.
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

It would be kind of fitting if it was.
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 8:01am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The plot from the graphic novel doesn't sound a million miles away from one of the plot strands in Peggy Sue Got Married.

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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 8:15am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

No. And the author didn't say so. The comic isn't bad, I'd read the following volumes.
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What about Back To The Future? If Marty didn`t go back
to 1955, would Rock n Roll have existed? (I know, it`s
timey wimey, where did he get his knowledge from etc)

Similar thoughts occurred to me years ago regarding my
favourite band, Rush. Geddy and Alex were the offspring
of European immigrants to Canada from WWII, Geddy`s mom
was a concentration camp survivor. No WWII no Rush.
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Gene Simmons' mother was also a concentration camp survivor. They came to America when he was 9. No WWII, no KISS. No Rush...and I'd imagine it would have changed the fates of a lot of British bands, as well. 

Without slavery in America, Rock and Roll would likely not exist at all. 
 


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