Could The Beatles have reunited before John’s death?

This question floats around through Beatles fans and rock music circles constantly, probably on a daily bases. Yes, we have no lives.

But really, isn’t the idea that the fabs could have reunited at some point between 1970 and 1980 and done something as magical as what they did in the 1960’s, kind of like believing in Bigfoot or unicorns? Maybe not that outlandish but still highly unlikely. John, Paul, George and Ringo, despite all being earthly present (until December 8, 1980), would have had to work through an Everest sized mountain of conflicts of interest both personal and legal, in order  to reconvene as the Beatles, in order to function and work with the same energy and sense of purpose and be something like they once were.

The cold reality was…

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Abbey Road Summer, 1983

There is such a thing as being in the right place at the right time.

Not having kept a diary or having been a writer of any sort back in my early teens, this retelling of how I stumbled into one of the most cherished experiences of my life is done through a filtered lens of my mind’s eye thirty-one years after-the-fact. Other than existing slides my Dad shot as proof, I have never documented this experience on paper, or any other medium. I’m going to do so now here before it gets hazier through time.

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