What if the Beatles

Written by Bryce Zabel, author of

Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas?

(winner of the 2014 Sidewise Award for Alternate History).

Coming from Diversion Books in 2016.

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Concept by Stellar Productions, Los Angeles

Portraits by Georgina Flood

Graphic Design by Lynda Karr

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6 Responses to More Beatles

  1. J.M. Dempsey says:

    I posted this on, I think, the “Imagine Another Day” page, but I’ll put it here too on the main page. Listening to the “Love” album and various unauthorized “mashups” like the “Beatles Christmas Supermash” and “Whole Lotta Love/Helter Skelter” (listen to them on YouTube), it has occurred to me that a “new” Beatles album could be created by “mashing” their solo material. I actually think Paul, and probably Ringo, might approve this, and actually participate in it. Harder to say about Yoko and Olivia. There would inevitably be controversy, some people would find it an abomination, but it would be fasciniating, and in the right hands, probably excellent.

  2. HomefortheHolidaze says:

    I wish this was real! How do I get into this world?

  3. Desmond says:

    This is just homemade playlists. Anyone could do this, I admit these are some really good ones. I don’t think its really wht the Beatles would do.


  4. I’ve seen people speculate about this fantasy before but never in this detail with this much care. This is a truly incredible story you’re telling. Plus, I’ve listened to two of the playlists on iTunes where you can “preview all” and they actually do sound like Beatles albums. Fun!


    • I’ve been listening to them on iTunes while reading about them on this site. If these solo songs had been a blend like “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be” it would have changed music history forever.

      • John says:

        I have beatles albums I cant find online or anywhere I looked.
        1. THE BEATLES rock and roll volume 1. EMI records black label on vinal. Label has (PARLOPHONE)records
        (022-58130-A) 4M 032-06137
        LC 0299 MADE IN EEC 1976 PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN PREVIOUSLY RELEASED AS RECORD ONE OF THE EMI DOUBLE ALBUMS ” ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC” (PCSP 179)
        2. THE BEATLES rock and roll volume 2. CAPITOL RECORDS Green label on vinal has SN16021 (SN-1-16021)RECORDED IN ENLAND 1976 EMI PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN recorded in ENGLAND 1976 emi 1980 capitol

        Three more
        *BEATLES FOR SALE (EMI) ODEON RECORDS – PRODUCER FONOGRAFICO R. & R. GIOSCIA – MONTE VIDEO – URUGUAY ART. 79 – LEY 13. 349/D.L. 35.800/73 LOS BEATLES

        *THE BEATLES / EARLYS YEARS (2) PHOENIX RECORDS COMPILATION 1981

        *HEAR THE BEATLE TELL ALL (VEEJAY) RECORDS INTERVIEWS BY JIM STECK AND DAVE HULL (JOHN LENNON, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO) PRO 202 VJLP 202 PRO 64-6608 A DUNHILL PRODUCTION LOS ANGELES CALIF 9056 SANTA MONICA BLVD.

        Has anyone an idea of these LP’s