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John's letter to British singer arrives 34 years late.
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21 August 2010
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mithveaen
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I'm not sure if you have seen this, it was in the news a lot. (Even in my local newspaper)

 

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.....html?r=RSS

 

Here's the letter. It seems it got lost in the mail. Mofo the one who stole it.blue-meanie

 

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
21 August 2010
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I read about that. I bet it's not the only one.

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22 August 2010
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What really makes me angry is how people have the nerve to steal mail. If I saw a letter from John or George, or Paul or Ringo, I'd be happy to give it to its owner, I wouldn't steal it. I have had mail stolen and it's not nice at all.blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie

 

Of course my mail was not from a Beatle.. a-hard-days-night-john-7

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
22 August 2010
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Someone stole my Brainwashed CD that I ordered, and Sunii wasn't too happy.a-hard-days-night-paul-1

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
27 August 2010
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Wow- even with a phone number at the top. Wouldn't that be something to give John a ring? a-hard-days-night-ringo-4(Sorry for the very long absence everyone; I hope to be back regularly and be able to resume my avid posting!)

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
28 August 2010
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Alissa said:

Wow- even with a phone number at the top. Wouldn't that be something to give John a ring? a-hard-days-night-ringo-4(Sorry for the very long absence everyone; I hope to be back regularly and be able to resume my avid posting!)


Oh yeah, you're not a top poster any more. I bumped you off. 

😀 

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

28 August 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Alissa said:

Wow- even with a phone number at the top. Wouldn't that be something to give John a ring? a-hard-days-night-ringo-4(Sorry for the very long absence everyone; I hope to be back regularly and be able to resume my avid posting!)


Oh yeah, you're not a top poster any more. I bumped you off.
 

😀 


Yeah, but I bump everyone off.
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28 August 2010
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Yeah Mr. Big- you got a little nutty while I was away! Have no fear; I'll resume my post in due time my friends. a-hard-days-night-george-7

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
28 August 2010
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And bump GnikNus off?

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

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And now we have the Danny Collins movie based on the story.

http://www.historyvshollywood......y-collins/

5 June 2015
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Saw it last night:

Danny Collins was once a young, relevant, up-and-coming rock performer: 40 years on, he is a fading superstar, churning out his hits with a conspicuous lack of passion to crowds of golden girls who follow him from gig to gig.  It’s a living.  Then he is given a letter which John Lennon wrote to him at the start of his career, but which was stolen and secretly sold.  He belatedly decides to accept the advice Lennon offers, so he cancels his tour, moves a piano into a hotel in New Jersey and starts writing songs again, and makes contact with the son he never met (who, understandably, is not charitably disposed towards the father who has ignored him his entire life).

The lost Lennon letter actually happened, and is the jumping-on point for this “inspired by true events” movie.  The cast is heavyweight – Al Pacino as Danny, Christopher Plummer as his long-time manager/best friend, Annette Bening as the manageress of the hotel at which he is staying, and with whom he enjoys an enormously entertaining running flirtation, and Jennifer Garner as son Mike’s wife.  Bobby Cannavale, less high profile, is Mike.  I’m not a big fan of Cannavale or Garner, but they are both superb here (as, indeed, are Pacino and Bening).  And it is also fair to mention Giselle Eisenberg, 6 (and an old pro), who makes ADHD daughter Hope both adorable (without being obnoxious) and believable.

The heavyweight cast makes what is essentially a fairly slight story (which, nevertheless, doesn’t always go exactly where you expect it to) seem to be more substantial than it actually is.  There are no great truths here, just an engaging story about likeable but flawed people trying to find their ways through the pitfalls which life throws at you (and, admittedly, having a rock star Dad is one of the more unusual examples).

There are ten Lennon songs on the soundtrack, usually dropped in at plot-appropriate moments, one of which was so plot-appropriate that I choked up as soon as I heard the opening notes.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and I recommend it, especially if you are a Beatles/Lennon fan.

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