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'Little known' Beatles story?
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10 April 2013
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Hi folks,newbie here!

I love this story, which seems to get little attention in the memoirs. Four of the most famous people on earth!

During the recording of Abbey Road (late summer 1969), and at the height of the Klein v's Eastman lawyer furore as the group wrangled bitterly, John and George (with a pliant Ringo) were annoyed to see that the expected Paul was absent from the studio recordings. They abruptly broke the session, perhaps leaving George Martin mystified, and dashed from Abbey Road.

They hopped into a taxi and heading for Paul's house, scaled his high walls, snook through his garden and knocked on the door. An incredulous McCartney answered. Lennon asked bluffly why he hadn't shown up for the session.

"It's Linda's birthday" (Sept) McCartney replied innocently, to which lennon swore and reminded him that they all could have stayed at home with their wives but at McCartney's insistence they had all 'got back' to record Abbey Road.

Furious, the three stormed off the way they had come, but not before an irate Lennon (and I think Harrison) bricked Paul's windows before laughing and scaling the wall into the waiting taxi back to the studio!! ;D

11 April 2013
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22 July 2013
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Someone emailed me asking this:

I'm trying to track down the name of a TV-movie that was made for British TV and aired in Australia somewhere between 1986 and 1990. I have contacted the local TV station that it appeared on, but they no longer have a copy. They recommended I contact the BBC in the UK, which I did, but they say they can't help me unless I have a title.
From what I remember all those years ago, it was primarily about
John Lennon's life (played by an actor) during the Beatle's breakup, and followed his life thereafter. One particular scene I remember is when McCartney announced in the papers that he had quit the Beatles. Lennon lost his cool and went over to McCartney's house, screaming "McCartney! McCartney" and then threw a brick through the window.
I thought it was "John Lennon Naked", but nope. Very similar, but with different actors I seem to recall.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide in trying to identify the film.

I don't know the answer. Does anyone have any ideas?

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22 July 2013
Ron Nasty
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My guess would be John Lennon: A Journey in the Life, produced in 1985 by the BBC, it featured Bernard Hill playing John. Don't know if I'm right but here's the IMDb page for it:


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23 July 2013
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