miles_lehmann wrote:2) Why did Yoko not object to what seems to me quite blatant arranging of 2 songs.
[...]I would love to ask him about Ruth McCartney etc also and get down to some meat!!!
About question 2, wouldn't it be better to ask Yoko herself? Anyhow, do you mean "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love"? Then I don't know what you mean by "blatant" arrangements. Of course, we will never know if John
would have liked the way they turned out - but for me personally, they were quite good collaborations, even if maybe not masterpieces. I love the middle eight of "Free as a Bird", and on "Real Love" George's presence is quite important - to a point that when the first chords are played and I'm just doing "casual listening" (i.e. not paying much attention), I first think "what a nice George song" before I realize it's "Real Love". That maybe does not say anything about the song's quality, but it somehow makes it dearer to me.
And I don't know about the "meat", either - remember he's a veggie
Back to topic, I think two questions I might like to ask him are:
When will we have this "hardcore fans only, Beatles nostalgics keep out" concert at a small and cosy venue?
Were you and John really planning to do some work together before he got assassinated?