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Where's Linda?
June 18, 2006 10:46 PM   Subscribe

"I'm John, and I used to play with my partner Paul." "I'm Paul, and I used to play with my partner Art." Yes, it's youtube, and it prominently features a couple of musicians from the sixties who have been discussed on the blue before with varying degrees of admiration/scorn. I still found this fascinating - compared to today's awards ceremonies, it looks downright ancient. But I love the spontaneity and the humor. Finally, as if that weren't enough - despite some stiff competition, the winner is...
posted by fingers_of_fire (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Paul Simon got along well with at least one other Beatle too.
posted by fingers_of_fire at 10:52 PM on June 18, 2006


Wow, the Grammy's were as boring and pointless thirty years ago as they are today. It is nice to see John Lennon in front of the camera. I'm glad at least he wasn't taking it seriously.

I found the link of Paul McCartney's reaction to John Lennon's death interesting.
posted by Titania at 11:33 PM on June 18, 2006


Did anybody else catch John's offhand question once Garfunkel got on stage?

"So, which one of you is Ringo?"
posted by Afroblanco at 11:36 PM on June 18, 2006


...and the other question, "where's Linda?"
posted by SteveInMaine at 5:35 AM on June 19, 2006


Titania... yea, that is "interesting", for lack of a better term.
posted by Witty at 6:44 AM on June 19, 2006


Great videos, fingers_of_fire, thanks.
posted by danb at 7:24 AM on June 19, 2006


Great post. I like how the Grammy failed to go to the only artist in the list who still has a significant career today. I image most awards turn out like that when looked back on from 20 years.

And I liked how at the trail end of the clip you hear Art Garfunkle saying "It is serious", almost chastising John for goofing around.
posted by chudmonkey at 7:49 AM on June 19, 2006


er, I imagine.
posted by chudmonkey at 7:52 AM on June 19, 2006


Titania - he looks PISSED, to me - and completely gutted. MUCH different from his reaction to George Harrison's death - probably 'cuz, in the latter case it was not unexpected. To say nothing of the fact that the two relationships were totally different. And probably countless other reasons that we can't really fathom.
posted by fingers_of_fire at 8:16 AM on June 19, 2006


Do you think Olivia Newton-John got to keep the giant, floating cut-out of her head that swung onto stage?
posted by StopMakingSense at 8:29 AM on June 19, 2006


Simon to Garfunkel: "I thought I told you to wait in the car." = classic.
posted by craniac at 9:03 AM on June 19, 2006


Those giant heads were awesome.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:18 AM on June 19, 2006


What? No Youtube link to Paul McCartney's reaction to the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi? Get with it, Mefites!
posted by squalor at 11:10 AM on June 19, 2006


I found the link of Paul McCartney's reaction to John Lennon's death interesting.
posted by Titania at 2:33 AM EST on June 19 [+fave] [!]


Yes, shock is interesting to watch. He seemed almost stoned and in a state of disbelief and distance. Not uncommon in such situations. Thankfully he didn't milk it and just got the hell out of there.

Those giant heads were awesome.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:18 PM EST on June 19 [+fave] [!]


Indeed. Almost Pythonesque.
posted by juiceCake at 11:23 AM on June 19, 2006


fingers_of_fire, Thanks for the post. I had no idea John was so tall or Paul so short or both. It was interesting to see them mocking their break ups and how the press & public hounded them about getting-back-together, all the way to Art appearing onstage. Nicely mischievous. I loved that song by Joni. Nice to know that Elton, Roberta and Joni are still successful 20 years after that award ceremony. In fact all the nominees and presenters are succeeding to one degree or another. Only John is dead. :(

Loved hearing George Harrison & Paul Simon playing Here Comes the Sun, brings me joy. What a treat.

By the way that is a great site for/about Joni, deserves an FPP.

Yeah, I agree, thought Paul looked angry about being pumped for his response instead of anyone expressing how horrible it was John had been shot, a bitterly subdued, "A drag innit?"

Amazing what's on YouTube. Mixed in with the music and fun, all kinds of intense moments and situations.
posted by nickyskye at 1:12 PM on June 19, 2006


I had no idea John was so tall or Paul so short or both.

John Lennon 5'11"
Paul Simon (of Simon and Garfunkel) 5'2"
(and Art Garfunkel 6')
posted by pracowity at 2:11 PM on June 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


pracowity, That height site rocks. Holy shit, Bob Dylan is 5'6"???!!! No, way!

Dustin Hoffman and Al Palcino I knew were around that size. Dang. Charles Manson is 5'5"???!! Lou Reed too??!! I'm in shock. Martin Scorsese is 5'3"??!! Bucky Fuller was 5'2"???!! Holy Geodesic.

Thanks for the info.
posted by nickyskye at 4:08 PM on June 19, 2006


"I found the link of Paul McCartney's reaction to John Lennon's death interesting."

I have to agree with the above. Getting a gaggle of cameras and lights shoved in your face and being expected to emote on que...isn't reality.
posted by rougy at 10:34 PM on June 19, 2006


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