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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUttNY HIGH fOMCAST SATURDAY 50 The lediktdge Herald VOL. LX1II No. 100 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Beaties Dead -Long Live The Beatles Lang Forecasts AutO InSUranCO Good Markets For Grains By CRMiVnXE WATTS LONDON (AP) "The Beatles are dead, long live the Beatles." Putting his feet up on a desk and munching a piece of chocolate cake, John Lennon appeared to refer to the singing group in the past tense, as if they had already expired. In many ways In? Beatles of rid have. The Beatles of 1970 are something vastly different. It's more than seven years now since Beattemania burst on an unsuspecting world and Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr helped start a youth revolution. For four years they were hardly ever out of each other's sight.'They worked, played, travelled and lived v together. The Beatles of today are mamed men, all ap- proaching 30. They are bound together econorrically, but they haven't staged a live concert together for more than two years and Ringo has said they never will again. NVw the only lime the whole group can be seen is at a rare closed-door meeting at Apple, their busi- ness organization, or at an occasional recording ses- sion. "It's like an era is Lennon said in an inter- view. He is the only Beatle who goes daily to tie Apple offices in London's Saville Row. Yoke's Been Influence Bui his activities there are mainly to do with his peace campaign and the various avant-garde ventures he pursues with his Japanese-born wife, Yoko. The two are inseparable and Yoke's influence on Lennon is ob- vious. "She has opened me Lennon said. "She's en- couraged me to do things." "J feel younger, fresher, more excited'by life. As a Bealle I'd got a bit stodgy a bit too fat and successful." Lennon and Yoko had their hair cut short during a visit to January, donating the fallen locks lo raise funds for a Negro welfare centre in London. The other three Beatles still sport long hair and beards. They appear to show little interest in Lennoh's Tbomss Matlingly." obsession with the peace-cause, pursuing, their: p-ia interests while the.Beatles' money-making 'machine seems to roll on endlessly.' Royalties from records alone flow into'Apple at an estimated rate