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'Little known' Beatles story?
10 April 2013
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Sun_King
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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

10 April 2013
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It's not little known and it's not a story. It's just a rumour, and I really hope that's all it is. I get sad when I think about how they were with each other in the end.

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10 April 2013
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Sounds like a mixture of the story where John stormed round and smashed a picture after Paul bailed out of a recording session for an Anniversary with Linda and the one where after Paul won the lawsuit in 1971 where he sued the others, John, George and Ringo stormed round to Paul's house and John climed over the gate and broke a window.

Neither are new or little known and neither are to be believed.

There is a thread kicking about somewhere which discusses both, im sure someone can post a link to it.

 

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10 April 2013
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And welcome to the site. Hopefully you'll stick around and join in the discussions.

Thanks.

10 April 2013
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fabfouremily said
It's not little known and it's not a story. It's just a rumour, and I really hope that's all it is. I get sad when I think about how they were with each other in the end.

That's why I put the header in between apostrophies! Their sad end is factual reality...

 

11 April 2013
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meanmistermustard said

There is a thread kicking about somewhere which discusses both, im sure someone can post a link to it.

 

Yes, I thought I was experiencing deja vu there.

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12 April 2013
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^

Same, I was like ''now where have I seen this before..''

 

Anyway, welcome to the forum Sun_King!

I also said it in the other thread, but I'll say it again. Both stories are hard to believe. How would all of this have happened unnoticed?

It's a very amusing rumour though.

12 April 2013
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Linde said

I also said it in the other thread, but I'll say it again. Both stories are hard to believe. How would all of this have happened unnoticed?

I don't believe the brick-throwing story happened, but in the book I'm reading right now in which fans tell their Beatlemania stories, a fan who eventually assisted Mal Evans told of taking photos of John scaling Paul's wall. This was a random event, not one of the rumored stories of John angrily breaking in. According to the fan, Paul had gotten tired of fans ringing his bell that day and had stopped answering, so John scaled the wall to visit him.

So if there were any truth to any of these stories, I wouldn't say they'd gone unnoticed - just that they were documented by fans as opposed to media.

parlance 

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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
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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:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1108845/

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23 July 2013
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Cool, thanks for that.

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23 July 2013
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Another suggestion that has occurred to me is, if your e-mailer is wrong about it being BBC and made for British TV, it could be NBC's John and Yoko: A Love Story, which was made for American TV at around the same time as my above suggestion and starred Mark McGann as John. In fact, were it not for the bit about not being BBC and not being made for British TV, I would suggest it much more likely to fit the bill.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089380/

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24 July 2013
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parlance said

Linde said

I also said it in the other thread, but I'll say it again. Both stories are hard to believe. How would all of this have happened unnoticed?

I don't believe the brick-throwing story happened, but in the book I'm reading right now in which fans tell their Beatlemania stories, a fan who eventually assisted Mal Evans told of taking photos of John scaling Paul's wall. This was a random event, not one of the rumored stories of John angrily breaking in. According to the fan, Paul had gotten tired of fans ringing his bell that day and had stopped answering, so John scaled the wall to visit him.

So if there were any truth to any of these stories, I wouldn't say they'd gone unnoticed - just that they were documented by fans as opposed to media.

parlance 

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29 July 2013
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Not only is that not true because all parties involved have said it's not true, and because it combines multiple rumors into one story, but Linda's birthday is in September and the last time they were all in the studio recording was in July/August...the bloody album was RELEASED around the time of her birthday.

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