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16 January 2020
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Jenny Boyd, Patti's sister, inspiration to Donovan, married to Mick Fleetwood (twice) is publishing a memoir, Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse, on 26 March by Urbane Publications.

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Jenny Boyd's extraordinary life is the stuff of movies and novels, a story of incredible people and places experienced at a pivotal time in the 20th century.

As an up-and-coming young model, Jenny found herself at the heart of Carnaby Street in London, immersed in the fashion and pop culture of the Swinging 60s. With boyfriend Mick Fleetwood, sister Pattie, George Harrison and the rest of the Beatles, she lived the London scene. But as a natural Flower Child, Jenny soon became part of the counter-culture in San Francisco during the Flower Power era, witnessing the Summer of Love; she was the inspiration for Donovan's famous song, Jennifer Juniper, and her photograph was featured inside the box set of his eponymous album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden.

After working in The Beatles shop, Apple, the first of its kind, Jenny attended Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in India to study meditation with her sister and the Beatles, witnessing their creativity and the genesis of songs that would later appear on the White Album .

Despite being attuned to the spiritual bloom and innocence of the 60s, Jenny also experienced first-hand the turmoil and decadence of the 70s and 80s. Her two marriages to Mick Fleetwood, founder member of Fleetwood Mac, brought her to the forefront of the world of rock and roll - and its fame, money, drugs and heartache. Struggling in the darkness to find and develop her own voice and identity, Jenny went to college, achieving a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Humanities - her dissertation on musicians and creativity became the critically-acclaimed book Musicians in Tune.

Jenny has spent her life in the company of some of the greatest musical and cultural influencers of the last 50 years - and the journey she takes to finding her own sense of self and creative ability makes Jennifer Juniper a truly captivating and inspiring story.

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Previously published in Italy, Image Comics on 22nd April are publishing an English language version of Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti's graphic novel...

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...a love letter to the Beatles that spins a 'What if?' tale about George Harrison , John Lennon , and Ringo Starr becoming detectives to uncover the truth of their friend’s death - all while they mourn his passing in the spotlight.

It's not really about the PiD myth of buried clues, as Paolo Baron explains:

They’re just a bunch of random coincidences discovered by overheated fans. My book is about a strong friendship and four young men coming together and suddenly losing one of their friends…

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Does anyone have Visualizing the Beatles? Looks like it might be worth buying to me.

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I was scrolling through the Beatles section on my kindle and I accidentally bought this. I had a store credit so it only cost me US$1.53 so I decided to keep it. Has anyone read it? Is it any good?

 

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Well @Dingle Lad
That was written by our admin @Joe . So I'd be surprised if anyone around here has a bad word to say about it!

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Oh it's awful.

 

An awfully great book I mean *ba doom tsh*.

 

It literally is a book on a topic that has never been written before about The Beatles and yet it's such a prominent theme in their lives and careers and the research that's done is really impressive, I learned a lot of things from that book (and that's not blowing smoke).

 

Would really recommend to anyone who hasn't read it yet (and it's a bargain on Kindle too @99p on Amazon.co.uk for a limited time- get it now!).

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The circumstances actually happened. Honestly, I had decided to wait and get Joe's book until after I made some sense of The Beatles BBC Archives. What I was looking for was a Stones book and Riding High showed on the search. The last couple sentences were a joke really.

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Only place I can think to put this.

I mentioned in another thread that The Who's Pete Townshend had revealed a verse in the Quadrophenia track 5:15...

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...referenced the reaction to The Beatles at Blackpool Opera House on 16 August 1964 when, as The High Numbers, along with The Kinks, they supported them.

A new "memoir", The Ox: The Last of the Great Rocks Stars, written by Paul Rees but based on boxes of chapters and memos left by John Entwistle makes reference to that night:

In one passage written by Entwistle he told of a night in Blackpool, England, in 1964 when the Who opened for the Beatles. While the crowd were making too much noise to hear what the Fab Four were singing, the Who had a direct feed from the stage into their dressing room. "It became apparent that the Beatles had figured that since the screaming couldn’t be stopped and no one out front in the audience could possibly hear a thing, then they might as well have some fun," he wrote. "Soon the four of us were crying with laughter at the words they were singing and which only we were able to pick up on. 'It's been a hard day's c--k… I wanna hold your c--t…’ They struck a last chord, and they were gone. And we got on with the task of packing out own gear away."

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on Riding So High by Joe

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AppleScruffJunior said
Oh it's awful.

An awfully great book I mean *ba doom tsh*.

It literally is a book on a topic that has never been written before about The Beatles and yet it's such a prominent theme in their lives and careers and the research that's done is really impressive, I learned a lot of things from that book (and that's not blowing smoke).

Would really recommend to anyone who hasn't read it yet (and it's a bargain on Kindle too @99p on Amazon.co.uk for a limited time- get it now!).

  

Thank you @AppleScruffJunior! Yes, it's 99p on the UK Kindle store throughout April. Get yerselves a bargain (even at full price) paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

@Dingle Lad – I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for buying it!

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Joe said

AppleScruffJunior said

Oh it's awful.

An awfully great book I mean *ba doom tsh*.

It literally is a book on a topic that has never been written before about The Beatles and yet it's such a prominent theme in their lives and careers and the research that's done is really impressive, I learned a lot of things from that book (and that's not blowing smoke).

Would really recommend to anyone who hasn't read it yet (and it's a bargain on Kindle too @99p on Amazon.co.uk for a limited time- get it now!).

  

Thank you @AppleScruffJunior! Yes, it's 99p on the UK Kindle store throughout April. Get yerselves a bargain (even at full price) paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

@Dingle Lad – I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for buying it!

  

I believe the regular price in the U.S. was $4.99. Like I said earlier, with the Non Canon race going on I'm finding the BBC book to be a valuable resource. I got the playlist made and currently living it.

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Kenneth Womack who did the Brian Epstein biography has a new book coming out which I'm looking forward to covering John Lennon 's last year - "The Last Days in the Life". There's a podcast interview about it here which I've not yet listened to.

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Leppo said
Kenneth Womack who did the Brian Epstein biography has a new book coming out which I'm looking forward to covering John Lennon 's last year - "The Last Days in the Life". There's a podcast interview about it here which I've not yet listened to.

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Yes - I'll wait for reviews first, but I have interest in this one.

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One of the authors of a new Beatles book got in touch – I helped them out with some info and ideas a year or so ago.

It's called Beatles Post Beatles and is in Spanish. It looks like there are two volumes: up to 1973; and 1974-80.

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Here's the lovely email I received:

Hi Joe! Guillermo from Argentina here, hope you'll remember me... I told you about our book last March... I think.

Just to tell you that our Beatles post Beatles book (1970-1980) is out and doing well, considering is an independent release. I tried to upload some images but seems it's not possible so I'm inviting you to take a look on our humble website beatlespostbeatles.com where you'll see we paid attention to your kind advise on how to manage the name, logo and other things.

Here is doing very well because there's few material on the solo years here and they're mostly biographies. Well, we choose to tell the four stories at the same time year by year, offering a world and local political and artistic panorama before every ex beatle chapter. So in each year you have a chronological story of their lives, recordings, productions and stories between them as well.

We look forward to make an english version out of it, but first we need the verdict of the fans. We know we made something different but it's fans who tell you if you made a good job, you know that.

The icing on the cake is that we chose to use illustrations instead of photographs because they gave us the opportunity to create interactions between them, we included two bookmarkers, stickers and a poster on a limited edition which includes both books (400 pages each).

Ok, I'm telling you this because you'll probably won't understand the info on our page. Just let send me a message if you want to know some more...

Oh, by the way, we mentioned your web page both as a source of information and we wrote a specail "thank you" for your advice.

Joe, we look forward to meet you someday after this virus nightmare is over.

Take care, a big big hug from faraway Argentina.

Guillermo

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Something @shamrock-womlbs and @Jules in particular might be interested in, perhaps? 

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^ @Shamrock Womlbs

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I'm not a big fan of their solo life/work but it really looks like a great book. Lots of work and effort put on it...

Maybe someday.

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Oh dear God ! derek-taylor_01_gifpaul-mccartney-facepalm_gif I already regret mentioning this, but The Daily Beatle report that George Martin's oldest son, Gregory Paul Martin, has written an autobiography called Isn't It A Pity  (which he doesn't appear to have got the title right for on the cover)...

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...and what a pile of total garbage it looks.

From his Facebook page:

Time and again my father swore he was done, that he would never work with Paul again, time and again going back on his word — because they were friends and lovers — the last time driving down to Macca's Sussex farm for a fascinating confrontation. If you want to know what transpired between them that day, buy my memoir.

...or...

One of the many reasons God put me on the earth was to speak the truth and set the record straight for those who cannot do it for themselves. John Lennon died a very unhappy man, for the latter part of his life stuck in a relationship that was a hollow sham, unable to free himself from its clutches. To those of you who refuse to believe this I say you can't handle the truth.

...or...

The seven deadly sins, also called the seven capital sins or seven cardinal sins in Roman Catholic theology are the seven vices that spur other sins and further immoral behaviour. The first is Superbia, vainglory, or pride, and that is the force that has our world in a vice like grip, no one more guilty of it than Sir James Paul McCartney . I love Paul. The world would be a much darker place without his incredible music. But a little humility from him would not come amiss. As Phil Collins once famously said in an interview with The Times of London, "McCartney was one of my heroes, but he has this thing when he's talking to you where he takes the attitude 'I know this must be hard for you, because I'm a Beatle. I'm Paul McCartney and it must be very hard for you to actually be holding a conversation with me.'" Tut tut.

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Oh, I see! That explains a lot...

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Ah, O-KAY... *backing away slowly*

Don't think this book is going to feature high on my list of Beatle books to get.

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$150 to watch a video on such complete drivel. 

If ever there was using the family name and heritage to get your book out there.

 

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I love Paul. The world would be a much darker place without his incredible music. But a little humility from him would not come amiss. 

to 

One of the many reasons God put me on the earth was to speak the truth and set the record straight for those who cannot do it for themselves. John Lennon died a very unhappy man, for the latter part of his life stuck in a relationship that was a hollow sham, unable to free himself from its clutches. To those of you who refuse to believe this I say you can't handle the truth.

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Umm... What in the world??

Isn't It A Pity ... that I'm all out of bleach.blue-meanieblue-meanie

 

A fine example of knee-jerk clickbait, I think? 

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