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apparently my best friends, little sister's, friend's mom (i don't know how to type to type less confusingly, sorry) dated George Harrison before he became famous

 

i see an intervention coming on...

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8 November 2013
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I know there's already a thread specifically for members who've met the band, but I've been meaning to start a topic to link to blogs or websites I come across about great fan encounters.

The Examiner has an interview with Cindy Coffin, a woman who met all four Beatles, and had several amazing encounters with Paul during the '70s. She started a blog that's as much about the friendship she shared with three other fans as it is about meeting the Fabs. I've read all the posts she has so far, and she's an engaging storyteller.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

8 December 2013
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A sweet John encounter posted by The Examiner on this sad anniversary:

“They came towards me and I froze. I couldn't speak, I was in shock. John says 'Hello.' All I could manage was a meek sounding 'hi' (and) nothing more. So he paused and said, 'Goodbye.' Hello, Goodbye' as they walked away I snapped this photo, then cried tears of joy.

More at the link.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

16 December 2013
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Posted at The Examiner:

Livia Edwords got an early Christmas present from Paul McCartney, she told Beatles Examiner Dec. 15. Through his company, MPL Communications Ltd., she received :The Love We Make” DVD, the “Band On The Run Archive Edition,” a copy of “NEW” and the “Live Kisses” DVD for two appearances she made in his music video and documentary.

Livia had her arm signed by Paul during this past year's Outside Lands festival in San Francisco and that prompted two appearances in McCartney films.

“So y'know how Paul McCartney featured me in his music video and his documentary for 'NEW'? Well, technically, nobody asked permission to use my image in this stuff," she said on Facebook. "A disclaimer at the end of the documentary said they "attempted to find the persons featured". So in an effort to make everything all good, I emailed MPL and gave them permission to use my image.”

“In the lyric video for 'NEW,' there's video of me meeting him on stage,” she told us. And “in the 'Something NEW' documentary, Paul is talking about how he understands what it's like to meet someone you admire so he empathizes with the fans and there's more footage of me meeting him shown.”

"Christmas came early this year!!!,” she said.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

23 December 2013
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Meet the Beatles for Real is looking for certain famous first-generation fans to interview for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the US arrival. The list is pretty fascinating:

Beverly Rubin (nee Markowitz) --girl who snipped Ringo's hair in D.C. at the embassy party
Debbie Waugh (nee Fyall) - the girl who poses for photos with 3 of  the Beatles in NYC
Kathy Fay -- at the Washington D.C. concert
Debbie Levitt -- was waiting for the Beatles at JFK
Annette Joseph Walker -- was at JFK and at the Plaza when the Beatles wer there
June Harvey -- was in the audience of the Ed Sullivan show
Linda Binns Liles -- girl who was talking to Ringo on the train to D.C.
Eileen Harntett --- girl who was photographed injured outside of the Plaza hotel
Barbara Turchin (married name might be Grossman) -- one of the girls photographed with Ringo on the beach in Miami
Carol Olesky (married name might be Marks) -- the other girl photographed with Ringo on the beach in Miami

 

[a shorter version was x-posted at the news thread]

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

24 December 2013
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^^Aw, where's the girl who was Paul's "guitar" in the "Another Girl" sequence from HELP!, whose boob he accidentally brushed? His reaction is the funniest WHOOPS face ever.

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Interview with Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease, the Apple Scruffs who sang on "Across The Universe":

 

 

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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Examiner interview with Jere Hester, author of Raising a Beatle Baby, plus promotional video. Terrific story of how his daughter met Paul:

Q: How did your daughter meet Paul McCartney?
Jere Hester: “In October 2005, shortly after we took Charles (Rosenay's) 'Magical History Tour,' he tipped our group that Paul would be signing copies of his (then) new children's book, 'High in the Clouds' at the Barnes & Noble at Rockefeller Center. The night before the signing, after finishing a long shift at the New York Daily News where I was the city editor at the time, I decided to go sleep on the sidewalk and save a place for my wife, Theresa, and our daughter, Ella, then 8 and a Beatle Baby from birth.

"Well, I should have known better. The sidewalk was jammed with fans, some of whom had been camping out for a couple of days. Defeated, I went home to Theresa who suggested we pull Ella out of school the next afternoon and just stand outside the store – who knew, maybe she'd get a glimpse of him. We got into the store before lockdown, and bought Ella a copy of the book, which she promptly began reading. She caught the eye of Paul's publicists who apparently noticed that for the huge crowd outside and inside the store for the signing of a children's book, there weren't any kids around – save for one.

“They approached and asked if Ella want to meet Paul. She immediately began shaking and sobbing like a teen girl out of 'A Hard Day's Night.' She shook her head no – she was awed and terrified at the thought of meeting her idol. They told us to give a shout if she changed her mind. Theresa and I told Ella, basically, that you only regret the things you don't do in life, and, over the course a few agonizing minutes calmed her down, until her 'no' became, well, a 'yeah, yeah, yeah.' Ella was escorted to the front of the line and put in front of the New York press corps -- 50 strong. Paul came in, and joked with her -- when he shook her hand, he wouldn't let go and kept saying in mock exasperation, 'Let go! Let go!' They talked briefly about the book and our trip to Liverpool. Theresa and I both got to shake his hand and thank him for being a part of our lives.

“When it was all over, we were, of course, ecstatic. Then I had a moment of panic -- my daughter was the photo-op for the event and her image would be everywhere, including, potentially, the competition. I called my boss and explained the delicate situation. He said, 'We'll they've all got the picture – we've got the story.' So we rushed to the newsroom and helped Ella craft a first-person piece. Photos of Ella and Paul, and her story got picked up all over the world.

“The kicker is a couple days later a photographer pal shooting the next stop on Paul's tour told Paul's publicist, Stuart Bell, that he knew Ella. 'Tell Ella Paul loved her story,' Stuart told my friend. I tell it better in the book, of course, but it still gives me chills to even think about it.”

 

[shorter version x-posted to the new books thread]

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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