Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Who's the Redhead on the Roof
17 May 2015
6.05am
richardamesuk
A Beginning
Members
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
17 May 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Slide2-copy.jpgImage Enlarger

I am very proud to proclaim from the 'roof top' the publication of a very fine story by my friend Kevin Harrington. I've known Kevin ever since 1974 when I took over his job as assistant tour manager for a Wishbone Ash tour of America. I have assisted Kev in producing this, his story, and finally we have it on Amazon Kindle for sale.

Here is a brief intro from Kevin:

"In 1968 I was invited to be in a unique and privileged position in the world of popular music. I was to look after the equipment of the biggest band in the world, The Beatles.

"I know it was unique and a privilege because only one other person had done the job before me, his name was Mal Evans and he was the Beatles’ Roadie.

Over the past 40 odd years since the Beatles split up there have been countless books published on the band. I can’t add anything new to their story, I can only tell mine.

"My job with the Beatles has been described as various different things in books and on the internet, some right, some wrong. I am writing this book to clarify my role working with the boys. How you view me after you have read my account I leave to you."

http://geni.us/redheadontheroof

The following people thank richardamesuk for this post:

Joe, Zig
17 May 2015
8.54am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19500
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This is awesome news!

For cross-reference, we have a thread where this book idea took off: Who is the redhead in Let It Be?

Those who haven't read that thread should do so in conjunction with reading the book.

One more shameless plug, remember to use Joe's Amazon link when purchasing the book.

EDIT: I think it is only available from Amazon UK. Perhaps one of our UK-based members can help me out to get Joe's bit in the url.

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

richardamesuk
17 May 2015
1.28pm
richardamesuk
A Beginning
Members
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
17 May 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahhh Girl said
This is awesome news!

For cross-reference, we have a thread where this book idea took off: Who is the redhead in Let It Be?

Those who haven't read that thread should do so in conjunction with reading the book.

One more shameless plug, remember to use Joe's Amazon link when purchasing the book.

EDIT: I think it is only available from Amazon UK. Perhaps one of our UK-based members can help me out to get Joe's bit in the url.

Hello everyone, Just wanted to add that the book, in Kindle version only at the moment, is available across all Amazon websites now across the world. I can verify a purchase in Japan this afternoon !! We will be looking to bring it out in other formats as soon as possible. Any suggestions?

17 May 2015
3.45pm
Avatar
georgiewood
In my tree
Hollywood Bowl
Members
Forum Posts: 792
Member Since:
22 September 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can verify that it's available in the US, since I picked it up this morning.

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997

17 May 2015
4.18pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19500
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yes, it can be purchased when in another country from amazon.co.uk. I am just wanting to put Joe's bit in a useable link. We will get it worked out within the next few days.

20 May 2015
9.56am
Avatar
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 5119
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congratulations Richard and Kevin! It's good to see this on sale now.

I've made a handy link which should take people to the Amazon store for their country: 

http://geni.us/redheadontheroof

The following people thank Joe for this post:

richardamesuk

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes
Or buy my paperback/ebook! Riding So High – The Beatles and Drugs

Don't miss The Bowie Bible – now live!

20 May 2015
10.16am
Avatar
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 9812
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Great to see the book out. Well done, gentlemen. Love the cover art!!
apple01

The following people thank Zig for this post:

richardamesuk

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

20 May 2015
11.13am
Avatar
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 5119
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@richardamesuk said

We will be looking to bring it out in other formats as soon as possible. Any suggestions?

You could look into Amazon CreateSpace, which is their print-on-demand service. If anyone orders a physical copy they'll print it and send it to the customer, so you don't have to carry any stock (unless you want to, in which case I think you can order at a lower rate). 

@DrBeatle has used the service and knows more about it than I do.

The following people thank Joe for this post:

richardamesuk

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes
Or buy my paperback/ebook! Riding So High – The Beatles and Drugs

Don't miss The Bowie Bible – now live!

11 June 2015
7.20pm
Avatar
DrBeatle
The Midwest via Boston
Candlestick Park
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 1595
Member Since:
29 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Joe said

@richardamesuk said

We will be looking to bring it out in other formats as soon as possible. Any suggestions?

You could look into Amazon CreateSpace, which is their print-on-demand service. If anyone orders a physical copy they'll print it and send it to the customer, so you don't have to carry any stock (unless you want to, in which case I think you can order at a lower rate). 

@DrBeatle has used the service and knows more about it than I do.

Yes, I've used CreateSpace quite a bit, no issues. Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions!

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @rocknrollchem

Facebook: rnrchemist

 

17 June 2015
9.06am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19500
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm probably sounding like a broken record by now, but this aspect of The Beatles fascinates me. In the Miscellaneous questions about the Beatles thread, I started a conversation about when/how The Beatles grew up. The idea of the group being referred to as "the boys" came up. So when I read these passages in your book, Kevin,

Laurie McCaffery, the Liverpudlian receptionist, told me one day that Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall were coming into the office to see the accountant. I asked who they were and she explained that they looked after ‘the boys’ and were very important. When I asked who ‘the boys’ were Laurie said “The Beatles”. Duly noted.

‘The boys’. At first it was strange calling them that. In the office when asked “How are ‘the boys’ getting on?”, initially I’d reply “The group are fine”. Eventually though they became the boys to me too.

of course, I was fascinated.

Brian had other groups of young men he managed. Why were only The Beatles called "boys"? If you can elaborate on that aspect some more, I would be tickled pink.

17 June 2015
8.24pm
kneeler
St Peters Church
Members
Forum Posts: 11
Member Since:
3 October 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahhh girl.

As the "Boys " were the first group that Mr Epstein managed it was more personal with them than the other groups that he managed.

Respect, affection and love is what I would call it.   

The following people thank kneeler for this post:

Ahhh Girl
17 June 2015
9.24pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19500
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
18 June 2015
7.55am
Avatar
Bongo
Somewhere In Time
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1748
Member Since:
28 March 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

kneeler said
Ahhh girl.

As the "Boys " were the first group that Mr Epstein managed it was more personal with them than the other groups that he managed.

Respect, affection and love is what I would call it.   

Not to mention his meal ticket! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/parlunread_zps28270d9d.gif BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

18 June 2015
8.00am
Avatar
Bongo
Somewhere In Time
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1748
Member Since:
28 March 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

richardamesuk said
Slide2-copy.jpgImage Enlarger

I am very proud to proclaim from the 'roof top' the publication of a very fine story by my friend Kevin Harrington. 
 

 Something that's always bugged me about this and other stories & Pics regarding the Rooftop Concert, is that Billy Preston hardly ever gets credit for being there.  Like this picture above.  Where's Billy????? apple01

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/parlunread_zps28270d9d.gif BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

18 June 2015
9.34am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 19500
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I believe Mr Epstein was doing fine financially before he met the boys. I may be wrong, but I don't think he was in it for the money.

18 June 2015
1.24pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23280
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Bongo said

richardamesuk said
Slide2-copy.jpgImage Enlarger

I am very proud to proclaim from the 'roof top' the publication of a very fine story by my friend Kevin Harrington. 
 

 Something that's always bugged me about this and other stories & Pics regarding the Rooftop Concert, is that Billy Preston hardly ever gets credit for being there.  Like this picture above.  Where's Billy????? apple01

I suppose Billy isnt as well known as the Beatles and so to have him with the others would just get folk asking who the other guy is and take the focus off of whatever it is their looking at and onto him (thats a very poorly constructed sentence).  

Would be interesting to read Billy's side of all that happened during his time with the Beatles, especially as for them it was so negative and self-destructive. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

18 June 2015
1.53pm
Avatar
Beatleva
In my life
Hollywood Bowl
Members
Forum Posts: 672
Member Since:
8 April 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahhh Girl said
I believe Mr Epstein was doing fine financially before he met the boys. I may be wrong, but I don't think he was in it for the money.

He was director of NEMS, so yes, I think he was pretty well off.

The following people thank Beatleva for this post:

Ahhh Girl
22 June 2015
8.25pm
Avatar
Bongo
Somewhere In Time
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1748
Member Since:
28 March 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

meanmistermustard said

Bongo said

richardamesuk said
Slide2-copy.jpgImage Enlarger

I am very proud to proclaim from the 'roof top' the publication of a very fine story by my friend Kevin Harrington. 
 

 Something that's always bugged me about this and other stories & Pics regarding the Rooftop Concert, is that Billy Preston hardly ever gets credit for being there.  Like this picture above.  Where's Billy????? apple01

I suppose Billy isnt as well known as the Beatles and so to have him with the others would just get folk asking who the other guy is and take the focus off of whatever it is their looking at and onto him (thats a very poorly constructed sentence).  

Would be interesting to read Billy's side of all that happened during his time with the Beatles, especially as for them it was so negative and self-destructive. 

This guy is pretty amazing and he's got plenty of Beatles Cartoons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....mBFXMHNk60

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/parlunread_zps28270d9d.gif BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online: WeepingAtlasCedars, sir walter raleigh
Guest(s) 1
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15940
Ron Nasty: 10926
50yearslate: 8627
Necko: 7911
AppleScruffJunior: 7225
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6064
sir walter raleigh: 5141
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2592
Moderators: 6
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4913
Posts: 351420
Newest Members:
the_chomby, Sexy Sadie, The rose on the hill, Hello little quarrygirl, MickeyMoussie
Moderators: Joe: 5119, Zig: 9812, meanmistermustard: 23280, Ahhh Girl: 19500, Beatlebug: 17348, The Hole Got Fixed: 7968
Administrators: Joe: 5119