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20 July 2010
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I saw this one recently on BBC America. Having watched/read a lot about the Beatles I was wondering what new info I could discover about the seedy side of our boys. Hang on to your hats...

Did you know that the Beatles did drugs? Were you aware that they often cheated on their lovers/spouses? Imagine my shock when I heard the rumors about John Lennon's possible affair with Brian Epstein.

Oh horror of horrors!! How could this be?? Not my Beatles!!

Biggest secrets? Maybe at one time they were. Just about everything on this 90-minute documentary has been shown elsewhere but does have some redeeming qualities. It features anecdotes from people who knew them from Hamburg - not just Astrid and her crowd, but barmaids and club managers who were working those clubs at the same time. There are also some funny anecdotes told by the likes of Alistair Taylor and Allan Williams. It's also funny to hear the dramatic music that punctuates each new 'shocking' discovery. 

It airs next on BBC America on Monday, July 26 at 3:30 AM ET and again at 2:30 PM ET, so set those DVR's...just don't expect to get blown away.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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Zig said:

Did you know that the Beatles did drugs? Were you aware that they often cheated on their lovers/spouses? Imagine my shock when I heard the rumors about John Lennon's possible affair with Brian Epstein.

Oh horror of horrors!! How could this be?? Not my Beatles!!

I'm confused: is this sarcasm? I think both facts are quite well known... unless my satire-catcher is a little slow today....
But thanks for the info! I wonder if it'll be shown here in Canada! a-hard-days-night-paul-4
Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
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George actually liked Carnival Of Light.

Paul introduced John and Yoko.

Ringo was the grumpy one.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
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"Beatles for Dummies!"

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

31 March 2011
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"Beatles for Dummies!"

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MeanMrsMustard said:

I heard that John sent Magic Alex to Cynthia's house… to get her drunk… so they would have sex… so he could file HER for divorce on grounds of adultery! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

And after the aforementioned scandalous night together, Cynthia got home to find Yoko… wearing her bathrobe! 


I remember watching this program...about two or something years ago. I think I was eleven or ten, so when I heard everything, I was shocked! I mean, I didn't think that people that looked as innocent as them would do such bad things. I mean, I knew that they did drugs, and all that stuff, but still. I was younger. I knew that everyone had falls at times in their lives, but I guess you never think about celebrities lives until you remember that they actually are normal people too. That was the main reason why I took a fall to liking John as much as I did. I knew that he married Cynthia just becuase she was pregnant, not becuase he really loved her. But I didn't know that other than cheating on her with Yoko (because I knew then that ALL of  the Beatles did cheat) he actually tried to get her drunk and make sure that it looked like she was the Bad Guy. Ugh... John. And don't get me started on Paul. The pimp.

But on the bright side, I was on a retreat today with my class, and one of the priests there was a Beatles fan. He said that the day after (December ninth) John Lennon died, he joined a seminary to help with gang violence because it touched him so. Things like that make me smile.

Also, another thing, my mother has a friend whose mother used to be a groupie for the Beatles. She was really close and, erm, intimate with George, per say. My mother also knows another woman that was Ringo's mistress (to find a better term) while he was still married to Maureen. And when my mom asked the woman about it, she just said "It was the sixties." Both women have pictures that I have yet to see.

I salute the lady who screamed "I love you Paul!" at a tribute band's concert.
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