The Beatles' forthcoming tour, with a new lead guitarist and new rhythm guitarist, and 2 new song-writers, is not pointless, their former producer George Martin said today.
'I can see the point of it', Martin said, 'they're getting Julian Lennon in to replace John, and George Harrison's gardener to play the sitar, though they're still stuck with Ringo on the drums.' And former Beatle Paul McCartney added: 'The tour will bring The Beatles together again - apart from the dead ones and the ones that don't want to be on it - and, well, it'll be just like one of my tours, except that all the best Beatles' songs will be played on this one, as John Lennon wrote them all and I never play them.'
Some have wondered if bands that are over 30 years old and have few original members left are really worth going to see, but others were ready to defend the idea, including Pete Townsend of The Who Were They Again?, Jason Bonham of My Dad Was Famous 30 Years Ago, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's great-great-great-great-great-grandson's dog.
Lulu's promoter is 209 next Monday.