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Mr X and the Casbah!
20 August 2010
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mjb
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When the book was written by the Best brothers about the Casbah Coffee Club they went and interviewed a Mr X at a recording studio. Pete didn't go but Rory did. Mr X was very helpful and chatted away and the whole thing was captured on video.

A little later the Best brothers made a DVD about the Casbah and naturally wanted to include this footage on said DVD, only Mr X point blank refused to let them use it.

A while later the Beatles Story in Liverpool agreed to recognise that the Casbah WAS the original birthplace of the Beatles and therefore set up an exhibition there with selected memorabilia. Once again Mr X was approached and asked if they could use the footage.  His answer was simple and to the point: YES they could use it at the Beatles Story but on no condition was it ever to be used whereby a Mr Pete Best would financially gain from it!

I wonder why he is still so bitter?

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

20 August 2010
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Mean Mr. X. a-hard-days-night-paul-11 It is weird. How would it hurt Mr. X?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

20 August 2010
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Rory said they were gobsmacked by the reaction as he'd got on so well with him when they'd met!

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

21 August 2010
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skye said:

Mean Mr. X. a-hard-days-night-paul-11 


Let's just remember that we paid to see Mr. X in concert. (At least, my mother did.)

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

21 August 2010
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No, I paid to see Sir Paul McCartney in concert. No 'Mister' or 'X' in that name. I don't know how you would confuse the two. a-hard-days-night-john-7

There might be legal reasons that aren't clear to us from Mr. X's side, but it isn't exactly friendly on his part.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

21 August 2010
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That's very peculiar. Did they include a transcript of the interview in the book (which, presumably, Pete would have profited from)?

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23 August 2010
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Joe said:

That's very peculiar. Did they include a transcript of the interview in the book (which, presumably, Pete would have profited from)?


No, BUT he did write the Foreward which I found strange……….Rory said all of this as we were leaving so it wasn't until afterwards that I really digested it!

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

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