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Jeffrey Archer and The Beatles
20 June 2008
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Joe
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I've been trying to find out the exact date of the encounter between The Beatles and disgraced peer (then an undergraduate) Jeffrey Archer.

Pic here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/.....447240.stm

I've read that the pic was taken either at Brasenose College, Oxford, and backstage after a Liverpool show. The former seems more likely, but the two sources that claim it's Liverpool are the BBC and the Guardian - both normally fairly reliable.

Anyone know the truth? And if so, what was the precise date? I'd like to add it to the blog, but can't unless I know when it happened!

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5 August 2009
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The Pic was taken at oxford in 1963, Sorry, but thats all I remember. You mean the pic with the beatles putting money in the donation can? That was forth from top in your pic.

9 August 2009
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Hi Billy. Thanks for that - yes, it was the money shot (pardon the pun) that I meant.

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16 October 2009
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Yes it was Brasenose College.  The Beatles had played the Carfax Assembly Rooms in Oxford on 16 February 1963 (that venue no longer exists by the way).

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6 August 2010
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My dad (who studied with Jeffrey Archer at Brasenose College, Oxford) was there with them on that day.  That was March 5, 1964. Until about 2 years ago I had stationery from the college, signed by the Fab Four, and dated precisely the date I have mentioned. Wherher or not that photo has anything to do with it, no idea. My dad used to recount how Harold Macmillan was there, too, and it was a fund-raising event (as a fund-raiser, you can keep a percentage .. this was Archer's moneyspinner as a student).

6 August 2010
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steve-o said:

My dad (who studied with Jeffrey Archer at Brasenose College, Oxford) was there with them on that day.  That was March 5, 1964. Until about 2 years ago I had stationery from the college, signed by the Fab Four, and dated precisely the date I have mentioned. Wherher or not that photo has anything to do with it, no idea. My dad used to recount how Harold Macmillan was there, too, and it was a fund-raising event (as a fund-raiser, you can keep a percentage .. this was Archer's moneyspinner as a student).


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7 August 2010
6.28pm
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Oh fab - thanks very much for that.

I forgot all about this thread. I think it was the very first one I ever started on the forum, partly just to say something.

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17 August 2014
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Sorry to be off-topic but I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this topic as being a piece of history. The Beatles Bible is so legendary (page 3 of Google when you type in The Beatles) that this should be more well known as the first ever forum topic. One day, I imagine it will be used as a question in Beatles trivia quizzes asking what the first topic on Beatles Bible was!

Anyway, please delete this if you think it strays off topic way too much.

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29 September 2014
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In an incognito/private browser window I'm on page two for Beatles, and page four for The Beatles. The rankings change now and then. If I get onto page one for Beatles I'll be very happy.

But yeah, this is a funny thread to start with. It's difficult holding a conversation in an empty room, and I just happened to be wondering about that Jeffrey Archer photo when I thought "Hang on, I have a forum I could use for questions like this!" It only took six weeks to get a reply.

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