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The "Beatles"


By Mercury

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    I was just thinking that Stern did an "Elvis" pin on his 50th anniversary in music;(1954-2004).

    Now they are doing the Ford "Mustang" pin for its 50th anniversary;(1964-2014)..I hear now on my

    local radio station that it's the "Beatles" 50th anniversary(1964-2014) of their coming to America..

    There's a lot of stations and cover groups here using this fact as a promotion for their business.

    To me it would be a no brainer for Stern or Jersey Jack's next pin. I wonder though how hard the

    license would be to get.Maybe I am missing something? Any thoughts people?

    #2 5 years ago

    Beatlemania is alive and well. If they are making a music pin I would go for Pink Floyd, Zepplin or Beatles.

    #3 5 years ago

    Closest thing I can think of, off the top of my head, to a Beatles pinball is "Beat Time", featuring The Bootles. If you have never played one or seen one, look it up. I have played it. More fun to stare at the backglass than to play!!!

    I am the only person that has put High Scores up on here for it. Here is the link...
    http://pinside.com/pinball/archive/beat-time

    #4 5 years ago

    How many years did it take to get beatles on itunes, 10 years? Even if the beatles rights owners were willing to license it for a pinball machine, imagine what the license would cost?

    #5 5 years ago

    imagine what the license would cost?

    Pun intended or no?

    #6 5 years ago

    A Beatles license would be a huge coup by any of the pin manufacturers. With the imagery and themes of Beatles records and songs, the possibilities for playfield toys and modes are endless. And this is aside from the fact that the Beatles are the biggest thing that popular music has ever seen.

    #7 5 years ago

    Paul would probably love it. He's a populist and a pub whore and who can blame him? But he only has 25% say in a business entity that requires 100% agreement. He's pretty cool about it too when you consider that he was basically the driving force of the band (John too of course, but not after Revolver) and yet Macca has the same say as Yoko, Olivia Harrison and Ringo. That's just wrong.

    #8 5 years ago

    Well, it's no secret that Trudeau has always wanted to do a Beatles themed pinball. Even in the Bally/Williams 90's he was basically told "forget it." Now, while I'm only in my mid 30's and, hence, never experienced what it was like to live in the 60's and sit by a radio to wait for one of their songs to come on, they were just about all I listened to growing up in the 80's. While other kids I went to school with listened to Michael Jackson, I followed my dad's interests and loved music from the late 50's into the 60's. I would covet a Beatles themed pin. Modes that revolve around their music spanning from the early days to the break up of the greatest band ever would work pretty well, IMO. Thinking realistically, I believe they're still too expensive for Stern to acquire and that's a shame. Listening to The Beatles always brings me up when I'm down. To combine that with a pinball would be wonderful thing indeed.

    This is a photo I took of one of my dad's old scratched up 45's. I call it "Loved" as it is a great representation of something that has been used again and again.image.jpg

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    A Beatles license would be a huge coup by any of the pin manufacturers. With the imagery and themes of Beatles records and songs, the possibilities for playfield toys and modes are endless. And this is aside from the fact that the Beatles are the biggest thing that popular music has ever seen.

    A wide body for sure with all those possibilities.Getting the call outs right would be tricky with those Liverpool accents.

    #10 5 years ago

    The Beatles were and always will be the kings of Rock N Roll! I would love to see a pinball machine honoring what they were.

    #11 5 years ago

    They did do a Beatles Rock Band release a couple years ago though. I'm sure the families got some good money but still, if they did that it can't be too unobtainable.

    #12 5 years ago

    After Elvis and Rolling Stones I doubt Stern would even be remotely interested in doing a Beatles pin. The following may be huge, but they don't buy pinball machines. I know of a 60's retro shop that bought 3 Elvis games because they figured there would be a huge demand. They ended up giving them away as main price in a raffle / lottery as nobody was interested.

    #13 5 years ago
    Quoted from HFK:

    They did do a Beatles Rock Band release a couple years ago though. I'm sure the families got some good money but still, if they did that it can't be too unobtainable.

    they also forked out huge amounts of money for it. So much in fact, that the rockband set for the beatles version, was $100 more expensive than any of the others. Pauls not licensing it cheap. Especially if they want to cherry pick songs.

    #14 5 years ago
    Quoted from HFK:

    They did do a Beatles Rock Band release a couple years ago though.

    That game was great!
    Imagine they could use animations and the artwork set from this game on a Beatles themed Pin Playfield and LCD:

    #15 5 years ago

    I'm in on a Beatles pin!

    #16 5 years ago

    Very Cool

    But not for me thanks : )

    Bring on Maiden !

    4 years later
    #17 11 months ago

    Wow this was a waste of 4 years of wondering. Just when stern did good with I'M and DP they do this. Pass

    #18 11 months ago

    Haha, wow. Stern captured nothing I want out of pinball or the Beatles with this release, and I like pinball and the Beatles.

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