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Why Don't You Play 'Imagine' On The White Piano, John?- Klaus Voormann
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So, is this thing still going on? ( just wondering... ) : )

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^ It is indeedly doo, I can't tell you much about what's going to happen but expect a bumper-bundle sometime in the near-future.

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^ Trolololololol ASJ

 

Anyhoo just to prove that I am still at it, here is a sneakpeek from the next chapter;

 

Chapter 1

Here Comes Yet Another Voormann

 

This is the first time that I’ve ever sat down to write a book. My book. Is it really “my book” or is it just another story of those four wonderful Liverpool boys, who each had a captivating, spellbound aura that not only bewitched the world but even changed it slightly. My story is their story in that without our encounter in the Hamburg Red Light District, my artwork and of course my friendship with them would never have happened. Without my encounter with the members of The Beatles, it is fair to say that my life would be something entirely different, especially not as exciting or as terrible. My journey with those four is a special highpoint of my life, it was sometimes very intensive, other times it was something quite different all together but The Beatles still weave through the fabric of my life, decades on.

Hey George, Paul, John, Ringo, hey you Beatles, for this I thank you all!

Now I sit here at my Macintosh Powerbook and look for something to write down, how should I recount these tales? What was it really like back then?  I’m trying to sift through my brain where for now many thoughts have been sorted into loose chapters. It isn’t a simple thing for me. While I type these pieces, I ask myself: Is that really right? Who’s interested in that? Is anyone interested in the things I have seen and the experiences I’ve had?

There have already been so many things written about The Beatles before- by members of The Beatles themselves but also by self-proclaimed friends, journalists, co-workers, groupies, hairdressers, chauffeurs, bodyguards and not to forget, relations and friends of their friends, journalists, co-workers, groupies, hairdressers, chauffeurs, bodyguards. And here comes another one from Voormann!

 Every day I get letters, faxes, and emails from all parts of the world which always have the same questions. Yet, it was George who always encouraged me to write my biography. We sat in Gerhard Berger’s house in Tirol, some months before George’s death. He was so full of plans and ideas that I had no idea that this would be our last get-together.

“When will you finally write your own story?” You have lived through so much, most of which had something to do with us, besides you’re one of the few people who has been there since the beginning! With you I know that you won’t write rubbish, (honestly George didn’t say ‘rubbish’ he actually said ‘bullshit’).

George had it right, as always- and as always, he gave me a kick up the backside, for the last time.

So after much thinking of whether the reader would enjoy it, I decided to write this book. I could not imagine retelling all of the events that are so often printed. I didn’t want to repeat what had already been told a hundred times. I wanted to describe personal, small stories as I had seen them. I wanted to recount things that had really affected me personally and I wanted to write down memories that were important to me and therefore I could lay my heart down on the page. I didn’t want to just write about my four Liverpool friends but also of my collaborations with so many other fantastic, wonderful and sometimes strenuous friends. Many of whom are not with us anymore.

“Some are dead and some are living, in my life, I loved them all”.

There you have it, once again- The Beatles.

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*tip-toes into chat, blows off dust, sneezes*

Expect a new chapter by Wednesday at the latest (and hopefully a chapter a week from then on until the middle of October).

 

And yes, I'm back at this again, I must be a lunatic. There are 20 chapters in total and I hope to have at least 8 done by the time I go to Germany. Whether I bring the book with me to Germany or not, I don't know but expect the rest done by February-March 2019.

 

Any new ones who went to get in on this shambles, send me a PM. I still have the list of the old gang, and I'll resend the prologue along with the first chapter to whoever signed up for this when it started about 4 years ago (yikes). 

For anyone new who wants to sign up, I'd like you to have at least a 100 posts so you are established as a forum member, I won't be replying to any new members with fewer than 100 posts who request a copy of the book (as has happened over the past few years). I don't want my hundreds-of-hours of work (which is what this will take) being stolen and put up on the internet by someone I don't know (and preferably, I don't want any extracts being published outside PMs, pretty please). 

 

I'll also send it to all of you as a big bunch so you'll know who else is in the 'reading group', feel free to critique or bitch about me and my delays in translating things, either on this thread or privately.

Ta,

ASJ

 

P.S If anyone doesn't want to be in the big reading group PM, drop me a line but I can't see why you wouldn't want to be in this great community of complaining about me and my non-commitment to unofficial deadlines. 

 

*me every evening for the next few weeks*

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I had an unexpected load of German bureaucracy fly into my face over the past 2 days, and having to fill out a load of forms for 2 days made me neglect little Klausi, so I'm afraid a new chapter won't be out tonight. Rather, expect it for tomorrow (I have 2 pages to do which should take me about 40 minutes, so I can do it tomorrow evening).

 

However, as a consolation, I will resend the forward and prologue so you can re-familiarise yourself with it (I have made a few changes as well to the old translation). It will also ensure you're not overwhelmed with about 7000 words of Klaus, which you would be if I were to send the first chapter along with it. 

 

Fierce apologies, and I hope nothing similar happens again.

 

Also, I need a little help with one of the lines in Klaus's paragraphs. My friends and I have been arguing over which is the right way to phrase it, and we're divided so I want to see what the BB thinks is the best way of phrasing it. Note: It's a weird sentence but just roll with it.

Which sounds 'more correct' to you?

  • My sexual interest was only ever for women(40% : 2 votes)
  • My sexual interest was only ever in women(60% : 3 votes)
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Right, PMs are sent. If you haven't got one, send me a message, and I'll resend it.

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