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19 November 2016
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Is this news, or is already known? http://grungecake.com/peter-en.....cles/36308

Peter Engel says: "ABC wanted to do a show, before Saturday Night Live, from like 11:30-12:30 on Saturday night. They wanted to do a talk show,..." After not getting Bette Davis or Orson Welles,

I went to the president of ABC. I said, ‘If you had anyone in the world—I struck out twice—anyone you want—and he was very conservative… It was 1972.

I say, ‘Anyone in the world.’ He says, ‘John Lennon .’ I said, ‘John Lennon ? John Lennon , the Beatle?’ He wasn’t a Beatle then. They had broken up but it turned out that… ‘You get me John Lennon in 26 weeks.’ So, I had to get John Lennon . I had a meeting. It was a short meeting and John said, I want to bring out freaks and geeks and revolutionaries. Then, he said ‘I’m doing a little thing. Why don’t you bring your girlfriend?’ The little thing was 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden. We were in the second row. Roberta Flack and Stevie Wonder were the opening acts. But it turned out that Yoko…

Anyway, everything is going great and John wants to change the contract. He wants Yoko to be the co-host. And so I go to ABC, and he almost throws me out of his office. I say, ‘Yoko broke up the Beatles. Maybe they won’t remember.’ John said, ‘Yoko or no show.’ and ABC said, ‘No Yoko, no show.’ We went back and forth. We never did that show. So that was the John Legend story in a capsule.

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Not a story I've heard before, and while always wrong to dismiss anything out of hand, I feel John would have been, "So, me and Yoko..." from the off. Especially since that was what he negotiated with the Mike Douglas Show that year, along with guest approval.

It's possibly a little known avenue, but should it be true, I'd suggest John scratched that itch with Mike Douglas.

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20 November 2016
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^ Oh, yeah, that's right. It was johnandyoko.

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meanmistermustard said
Returning to the vinyl reissues 3 above it appears that 'Meet The Beatles' hasn't been released on vinyl in long while. Let the world rejoice.  

I still have my Meet the Beatles original mono vinyl from '64. And it still kicks ass!

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@meanmistermustard said
Returning to the vinyl reissues 3 above it appears that 'Meet The Beatles' hasn't been released on vinyl in long while. Let the world rejoice.  

What do you have against Meet The Beatles?  Personally I like it better than With The Beatles .

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William Shears Campbell said

What do you have against Meet The Beatles?  Personally I like it better than With The Beatles .  

Nothing at all. My post was overexcited happy in the vinyl release 

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@meanmistermustard said

Nothing at all. My post was overexcited happy in the vinyl release   

Oh hey I guess I should go check the context of the quote next time.  The wording kinda made it sound like thank goodness Meet The Beatles hasn't been reissued in a long time.

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To remember her brother's death, Louise Harrison has given a rather bitter interview to the Daily Mail (despite her constant claims not to be bitter).

There are some new (to me, at least) details in the interview however, such as her account of her farewell meeting with George in hospital a couple of weeks before his death.

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Ron Nasty said
To remember her brother's death, Louise Harrison has given a rather bitter interview to the Daily Mail (despite her constant claims not to be bitter).

There are some new (to me, at least) details in the interview however, such as her account of her farewell meeting with George in hospital a couple of weeks before his death.  

Very nice:

'George was pretty frail, yet he was also still vibrant,' she recalls.

'His eyes were still bright. He was very happy. We hugged. We talked about the fun things that made us laugh when we were kids. All the family jokes we laughed over for years. It was a very emotional moment.

'He was still George. He must have been in pain, but he didn't show it. We reminisced about our childhood, and his sense of humor was the same as ever.

'People always teased him about his sticky-out ears; now his oxygen tubes were hanging over them. He laughed and said: "My ears finally came in useful for something."'

As their time together drew to a close, George apologized to his sister.

'You know, I could have been a lot more help to you; I'm sorry,' he told her.

Louise, who has opened up the family album showing previously unseen photographs of her and George, recalls: 'He was pretty weak at that moment but he could still laugh.

'One of our family jokes and sayings was, "Let's see what's round this next corner".

'When we used to go on vacation, our dad would always book us in a cottage somewhere, either in Wales or some other part of England.

'We would take these walks and mum would see an interesting pathway, and the first time she said, "Let's see what's round this corner", we had to keep going for four miles before we could get back to the road again.

'So, the next time, we would say, "No, no, no", because we had to keep going around these corners. It took us ages.'

Louise remembers giving her brother a final hug and George said poignantly: 'Let's see what's round this next corner.'

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And now I've had a nice cry. I may as well watch the Concert for George and finish myself off.

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meanmistermustard said back on 17 October 2015
From Examiner (more info is at the link)

Scott Freiman, who regularly gives talks about the recording of various Beatles albums, will take apart the “Rubber Soul ” album using rare audio and video in “Say the Word: Decontructing 'Rubber Soul '” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1, 350 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The talk will feature a look at the recording of the various songs on the album, among them “Norwegian Wood ,” “In My Life ” and “Nowhere Man .”

  

http://www.beatleslectures.com.....e-the-film

His lecture about the White Album is going to be shown in several places in December. I watched one of his videos. I think it is too over my head. I don't think I will go to Tulsa to see it.

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Speaking of deconstructing, any one get to re-construct the Lego Yellow Submarine ?

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I just heard sad news that Fountain Studios in Wembley has just closed it's doors and is ready to be demolished. Some (not sure how many) episodes of Ready Steady Go were filmed there including at least one appearance by The Beatles. Perhaps someone can provide more details as I'm not sure if it was just the once. There were also a lot of other famous tv shows filmed there. I pass it now and again as I work quite nearby.

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Beatles magazine signed by the Fab Four unwittingly donated to a charity shop

http://www.express.co.uk/enter.....arity-shop

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Beatles magazine signed by the Fab Four unwittingly donated to a charity shop
http://www.express.co.uk/enter.....arity-shop  

What a great charity to get to benefit from the sale of the magazine! I think the Fab Four would be pleased.

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It seems someone may have been trying to pinch the Beatles bums in Plymouth.

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Ron Nasty said
It seems someone may have been trying to pinch the Beatles bums in Plymouth.  

Never knew such a monument existed. I wonder how close John's tribute bum is to the real bum. Surely there are enough pictures out there to do it thru computers. Oh. Wait we have the answer.

 

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Apologies if you are offended by bare bottoms. I tried to put the image in a spoiler but it refused to display.

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Perhaps this has already been posted elsewhere and if so, apologies...

It seems Paul is suing Sony over those publishing rights lost to ATV and subsequently purchased by Sony and Michael Jackson. 

 

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/1.....y-lawsuit/

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Apologies if you are offended by bare bottoms. I tried to put the image in a spoiler but it refused to display.  

Aaaaagh! My two virgin eyes! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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An exhibition of David Magnus' photographs of The Beatles, The Beatles Unseen, will be held at the Proud Chelsea gallery in London between 16 March and 14 May.

It's about the fourth item down.

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