What Might’ve Been: The Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis Supergroup
This is what was sent to Paul McCartney from Jimi Hendrix on October 21, 1969 by telegram (it had some minor spelling errors), “We are recording and LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass stop call Alan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.” The telegram has been on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Prague (via Telegraph). However, Sir Paul was on vacation in Scotland for a couple of weeks, so Beatles’ aide Peter Brown (who is name dropped in the Ballad of John and Yoko) replied on McCartney’s behalf, noting he couldn’t join the group. So what I’m taking from this story is Scotland is to blame for the lack of this group!
Of course, the Beatles broke up shortly afterwards, and then Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, so maybe nothing would’ve been released anyway, but it would’ve been damn interesting, that’s for sure.
The End is Nigh – Paid YouTube Channels Surface
Don’t worry, YouTube is still free (for now). However, video creators can now charge their subscribers a monthly fee to watch select content (via Tech Crunch). Interest has come from the producers of Sesame Street (way to take advantage of those kids) and Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Subscriptions will be as low as 99 cents per month, and channels can offer 14 day free trials, as well as yearly discounted rates. This is a potentially good and easy way for people to bypass iTunes or Netflix to sell and distribute content. Hilarious cat video channels are going to make a FORTUNE!