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Linde said
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That's true, you could actually see it that way.

And LOL @AppleScruffJunior in what kind of town do you live? I thought I lived in a shithole (which is actually true. It's very small and the library is small too compared to libraries in other cities)

 

 

Only saw your comment now! I live in a small town in west Ireland next to a major prison. Ireland had all this money from 2002-2008 and all they got in the library was new computers and now we've got no money so we can't order new books :(

Oh and by John being the oldest Beatle it actually mentioned his birth date next to the answers so I don't think it means the whole "who has been in The Beatles the longest" and if it was wouldn't John, George and Paul be tied seeing as all three of them were there when "The Beatles" name was created but if you were to go deeper into that you could say that John wasn't there for the recordings for Anthology (Free As A Bird/Real Love etc. so George and Paul are the oldest Beatles BUT George wasn't there for the Let It Be...Naked sessions so technically Paul is the oldest Beatle a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Joe said
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John Lennon's Tooth: How I Met The Beatles, Thanks To Dorothy. It was 77p on Kindle (just over a US dollar on amazon.com). I didn't know anything about it beyond the description, wasn't sure if it was a spoof or a joke or something. But it doesn't seem to be.

The author (Mr Bonzai is a pen name of David Patrick Goggin) visited Kenwood when he was a student visiting the UK from America. Dorothy Jarlett, his housekeeper, let him in and he met Lennon. But get this: he got taken by limo to London where John and George were appearing on the David Frost chat show; he then went to Abbey Road to sit in on a recording session for I Am The Walrus. He got invited back in 1968 and saw Lennon make Revolution 9. And he interviewed Dot about her memories of working for the Lennons - AFAIK she hasn't gone on record much elsewhere.

It's a really interesting book, and I think it's genuine (he reproduces autographs of the band from the Abbey Road session, and photos from that time). Worth the money for Dot's recollections alone. It came out late last year but I've never heard it being discussed - has anyone here read it?

I had not heard of it until now. I bought a Kindle for my wife last Christmas. Looks like I'll need to borrow it for a while - thanks for the recommendation.

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I think I'll have Cynthia as my secondary source (I have to have 2 in my history project) maybe Julia for the other secondary source and the killer (obviously) for primary. I've always liked Cynthia she seems really sweet in all the interviews I've seen of her and read and the way Julian talks about her. From what I can remember of having read Pattie's book she never really seemed to be the whole "even through my struggling marriage with Eric, I knew George still loved me" which is what I like about Pattie she just seemed to be "c'est la vie" and moved on with life which I admire a-hard-days-night-john-1

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