Ringo Starr attended the UK premiere of Candy on 20 February 1969 at the Odeon Cinema in Kensington, London.
Candy had opened in the USA on 17 December 1968. It was directed by Christian Marquand and written by Buck Henry, based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. The plot is loosely based on Voltaire’s 1759 novel Candide.
The sex comedy starred Ewa Aulin in the title role, and also featured Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, John Huston, and Walter Matthau. Starr played the role of Emmanuel, Candy’s Mexican gardener.
Candy was made with a budget of $2.7 million, and took over $16 million at the box office.
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- 1969: Recording: Don’t Let Me Down
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- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Recording, mixing: If You’ve Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You’re Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- 1963: Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster
- 1963: Radio: Parade Of The Pops
- 1963: Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You
- 1962: Live: Floral Hall, Southport
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