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The Beatles & The Times
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Bradford_Timeline
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25 November 2013 - 4.08pm

Hopefully a unique spin on the history of The Beatles

Contains clippings of how the rather serious Times Newspaper (London) covered The Beatles

http://www.pinterest.com/bradf.....the-times/

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meanmistermustard

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25 November 2013 - 4.50pm

Cool, thanks for the link. Have bookmarked that page for later tonight when i have a bit of time read the articles.  Will you update it with further cuttings, i do hope so as its interesting to see how the Papers covered the Beatles back when they were making it big.

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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25 November 2013 - 5.44pm

That looks awesome.  I too shall read it later. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Funny Paper
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25 November 2013 - 11.16pm

Very interesting.  Did you organize that montage yourself, Bradford_Timeline?

One of them I notice is an advert for a show of many celebrities at the "Royal Variety Show" at the Prince of Wales Theater on Nov. 4, 1963 -- among the celebrities besides the Beatles: Marlene Dietrich!  I wonder if she met the Fab Four...

Other celebrities on the bill that day whom I've never heard of:

 

"Steptoe and Son"

Luis Alberto del Parana and los Paraguayos (perhaps George was listening to their set and a seed was planted for his later composition, While My Guitar Gently Sleeps...)

"Pinky & Perky" (the very definition of "inane" -- here they are rocking out, doing the twist)

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

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meanmistermustard

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25 November 2013 - 11.35pm

Steptoe and Son, a father and son 'rag and bone' firm, was huge in the UK and remains a classic sitcom. It's still very funny.

The son, Harold, went around Shephard's Bush (an area of London) on a horse and cart collecting any unwanted goods either free or at a small price, which were sold on from their scrapeyard, whilst the father, Albert, stayed at home to to look after the business. Harold dreamed of bettering himself and tended to act more sophisticated (pretending to like the arts, classical music, books, fancy drinks, etc) but usually his attempts where thwarted by Albert who hated all that fancy stuff and was "a dirty old man", eating pickled onions out of the bath was one of his many revolting habits (if one fell it he would still eat it). They had a love/hate relationship.

One connection to the Beatles is that Wilfred Brambell, who played Albert, played the role of Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. All that "he's very clean" was, at least in part, a play on the role he played in Steptoe and Son.

Not sure if the humour would travel continents but i would heavily recommend giving it a viewing.

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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30 November 2013 - 9.55am

Hoping to keep this up to date.

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30 November 2013 - 10.52am

meanmistermustard said

One connection to the Beatles is that William Brambell, who played Albert, played the role of Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. All that "he's very clean" was, at least in part, a play on the role he played in Steptoe and Son.

Not sure if the humour would travel continents but i would heavily recommend giving it a viewing.

Of note, it was the basis for the US sitcom "Sanford and Son."

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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30 November 2013 - 11.48am

parlance said

meanmistermustard said
One connection to the Beatles is that William Brambell, who played Albert, played the role of Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. All that "he's very clean" was, at least in part, a play on the role he played in Steptoe and Son.

Not sure if the humour would travel continents but i would heavily recommend giving it a viewing.

Of note, it was the basis for the US sitcom "Sanford and Son."

parlance

Of course, forgot all about it. Didn't it go the way of most comedies that go to America and flop?

 

And apologies as i got the actors first name wrong, its Wilfred Bramble. Have altered original post. 

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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30 November 2013 - 3.26pm

meanmistermustard said

Of course, forgot all about it. Didn't it go the way of most comedies that go to America and flop?

Actually, no, Sanford and Son was hugely successful and even groundbreaking. It had a run of 6 seasons. In fact, I was trying to find out if it was the first of the British-inspired American sitcoms that might have kicked off the genre.

parlance

 

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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30 November 2013 - 5.32pm

parlance said

meanmistermustard said

Of course, forgot all about it. Didn't it go the way of most comedies that go to America and flop?

Actually, no, Sanford and Son was hugely successful and even groundbreaking. It had a run of 6 seasons. In fact, I was trying to find out if it was the first of the British-inspired American sitcoms that might have kicked off the genre.

parlance

Had a look at its wiki page. I could not have been more wrong with my last post. 

 

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

Bradford_Timeline
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6 December 2013 - 9.49am

The Times - 6th December 1963

http://www.pinterest.com/bradf.....the-times/

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meanmistermustard

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6 December 2013 - 11.21am

A Beatles ballet, how cool and weird is that. Nice to see The Times giving it a positive report. 

On the site under the 28th June 1963 clipping at the Queens Hall, Leeds you write "the only time I ever saw them", what are your memories of that? Did you have to queue for hours to get tickets like many fans did (some for 48 hours)? 

Love the site, incredibly interesting.

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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6 December 2013 - 12.51pm

To be honest I can't even remember where I bought the tickets. We were up at the front and I was leaning on the stage next to John Lennon's foot. My other recollection was getting in trouble because I forgot to mention that it was effectively an all-nighter as far as the trains back to Bradford were concerned

 

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6 December 2013 - 1.26pm

Bradford_Timeline said
To be honest I can't even remember where I bought the tickets. We were up at the front and I was leaning on the stage next to John Lennon's foot. My other recollection was getting in trouble because I forgot to mention that it was effectively an all-nighter as far as the trains back to Bradford were concerned

  

That close. Must have been incredible seeing them. Since you were that close could you hear them over the screaming?

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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6 December 2013 - 11.21pm

Awesome link and thread.

The New York Times sells a collection of all their articles pertaining to the Beatles. In each case, you see the whole page, so you get to see what else they were writing about at the same time.

Funny Paper said, "One of them I notice is an advert for a show of many celebrities at the "Royal Variety Show" at the Prince of Wales Theater on Nov. 4, 1963 -- among the celebrities besides the Beatles: Marlene Dietrich!  I wonder if she met the Fab Four…"

The answer is YES!

I have the original program for this Royal Variety Show, and it's signed by all 4 Beatles, Marlene Dietrich and … Wilfred Brambel (sp?) BEFORE he was Paul's grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. One of my favorite pieces.

Many, many years later People magazine ran an article on the 3 surviving Beatles perhaps getting back together; they had a picture of the Beatles standing next to Marlene Dietrich, and based on their age and haircuts, I've assumed that this picture was taken just before or after she signed my program!

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

Bradford_Timeline
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7 December 2013 - 8.17am

That's a good idea - it puts them into historical context

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24 December 2013 - 6.54am

The Christmas Show programme

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