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There's A Beatle In My Closet by Joanne Peterson
17 April 2010
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According to Amazon, There's A Beatle In My Closet, a memoir by Joanne Peterson, is to be published in December. It's been spoken about since at least 2005, but it seems she's finally got a publisher/publication date.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Theres…..680/ (the only link on Amazon.com says it's out of print/with limited availability, but I presume that's not the case).

As Joanne Newfield, she was Brian Epstein's assistant in the 1960s. She was among the first people to find his body after he died. According to web snippets I've seen, in the book she promises to reveal that at least one of The Beatles had a sexual relationship with Epstein (and I think we can guess which one that was, right?).

Presuming it's not just gossip, it could be a real insight from someone who was there. We'll see. brian-epstein

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17 April 2010
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According to Amazon, There's A Beatle In My Closet, a memoir by Joanne Peterson, is to be published in December. It's been spoken about since at least 2005, but it seems she's finally got a publisher/publication date.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Theres…..680/ (the only link on Amazon.com says it's out of print/with limited availability, but I presume that's not the case).

As Joanne Newfield, she was Brian Epstein's assistant in the 1960s. She was among the first people to find his body after he died. According to web snippets I've seen, in the book she promises to reveal that at least one of The Beatles had a sexual relationship with Epstein (and I think we can guess which one that was, right?).

Presuming it's not just gossip, it could be a real insight from someone who was there. We'll see. brian-epstein


If i bought such a book it sure wouldn't be to find out whether a certain Beatle had an affair with Brian Epstein. The author hints about 

this probably with the sole purpose of selling books, which i find kind of slimey, I would love to hear about Epstein doing business deals all over the globe on the Beatles behalf, maybe hear about the debacle in the Phillipines (sic) where the Beatles were lucky to escape with their lives

but, see, the problem with talking about sex is that both of these people are gone, they can't defend themselves, so what is stopping

this Newfield lady to exaggerate the situation. this has already been hinted about in past years so is this a bombshell, no! its just a chance to sell some books.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

17 April 2010
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(and I think we can guess which one that was, right?)

 

Enlighten me.

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17 April 2010
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I guess the clue is that people have largely just hinted about it in the past. As she worked so closely with Epstein it's possible she really knows what happened, if anything. I understand your skepticism though, particularly with a title like that.

Don't write off the book just yet though – it may contain the info you'd like to know. Joanne Peterson undoubtedly has some interesting tales to tell, and she's appeared in documentaries over the years about Epstein with some revealing insights. I didn't get the impression she's particularly interested in the salacious stuff, although that's what people will focus on when the book comes out.

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17 April 2010
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I still don't know which beatle you're talking about. Paul?

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17 April 2010
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17 April 2010
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Brian was gay.  John was not.  Yet they went on holiday together to Spain as friends.  Maybe something happened.  Maybe not.  Big deal.

Either way, I couldn't care less about a book by Brian's secretary.

19 April 2010
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Nothing would change if this lady has information about a private matter like this, if the rumours are proved to be true.

John was straight at least most of his life (again, if something happened between him and Brian), as his two marriages and incountables conquests can testify.

Anyways, what happen if John was gay? Would he be the first or the only rock star that happened to be gay?

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Yes, there are no gay rock stars or professional athletes or actors or politicians.  It would utterly change our world if Brian's secretary even hinted such a thing.  The walls would tremble.  The heavens would part.  A monkey would run screaming from my butt.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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15 July 2010
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RufusWild said:

Yes, there are no gay rock stars or professional athletes or actors or politicians.  It would utterly change our world if Brian's secretary even hinted such a thing.  The walls would tremble.  The heavens would part.  A monkey would run screaming from my butt.a-hard-days-night-paul-11


 

Lol, that's pretty funny.

I am pretty interested in this book though, Brian's life and struggles were fascinating so hopefully this will shed more light on the enigma that was Brian Epstein.

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15 July 2010
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Well if what this lady is true, that would make John bisexual, not gay. Right?

 

Whatever. I think John was hot.

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John's hotness is not a matter of opinion. It's a fact.

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15 July 2010
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mithveaen said:

Well if what this lady is true, that would make John bisexual, not gay. Right?

 


 Not even that, necessarily. It was the '60s, people were experimenting. 
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Von Bontee said:

mithveaen said:

Well if what this lady is true, that would make John bisexual, not gay. Right?

 


Not even that, necessarily. It was the '60s, people were experimenting.
 

Yeah. He could have been high on LSD or heroin or something like that.
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MrBig said:

Von Bontee said:

mithveaen said:

Well if what this lady is true, that would make John bisexual, not gay. Right?

 


Not even that, necessarily. It was the '60s, people were experimenting.

 


Yeah. He could have been high on LSD or heroin or something like that.
 

No this was pretty early, the only thing John would have been high on was brian-epstein.
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GniknuS said:

MrBig said:

Von Bontee said:

mithveaen said:

Well if what this lady is true, that would make John bisexual, not gay. Right?

 


Not even that, necessarily. It was the '60s, people were experimenting.
 

Yeah. He could have been high on LSD or heroin or something like that.

 


No this was pretty early, the only thing John would have been high on was brian-epstein.
 

Well, in the article about John and brian-epstein's holiday, it sounded like John was tired of brian-epstein bothering him. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

John's hotness is not a matter of opinion. It's a fact.


 

Amen!!!

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