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It's quite funny, but most teenagers are walking bags of raging hormones so it doesn't take much to get them excited. Although when I was a teenager at school (1989-94) we didn't have the world wide web - I'd have thought most teens nowadays would be pretty indifferent to the sight of bare breasts, given the amount of nudity available online.

Nowadays we wouldn't allow a 16-year-old to get naked on camera - it'd be illegal below 18 here in the UK. In the 60s and 70s I think things were a lot more relaxed with underage nudity (eg Jenny Agutter's naked swim in Walkabout).

Hmm, how to get this back to the Beatles? OK: according to Tony Bramwell, Apple Films originally started making Walkabout, before United Artists gave the project to Nic Roeg. I never knew that before today - thanks Google! More info here.

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Joe said 
In the 60s and 70s I think things were a lot more relaxed with underage nudity (eg Jenny Agutter's naked swim in Walkabout).
 

Ever see the 1971 movie Friends? (Not the TV show of the same name.) IIRC, it's about this teenage couple that runs off to Paris and they, of course, fall in love and consummate the relationship. The two lead actors were both right around 16 and, much like Jenny Agutter, showed off their wares. The '70s were definitely a lot more liberating in terms of kids not quite 18 (but older than 15, thankfully) being nude. You would never get away with that nowadays of course, and I don't think that's quite a bad thing. Teen actors and actresses nowadays don't need to be involved with whether or not they have to remove their clothes for a movie or scene.

Just looked Jenny Agutter's resume up on IMDB... she now stars in one of my wife's favorite shows: Call the Midwife.

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21 March 2014
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Are any of our European counterparts laughing in amusement over our American prudishness?

 

I'm prude too, but my country definitely is it. We have this new reality show thing called Adam and Eve and it's some kind of dating thing and both of them are naked all the time and everything is shown on tv in it's full glory. It's also very normal to swear on tv. Words like fuck will never be censored.

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Are any of our European counterparts laughing in amusement over our American prudishness?

 

I'm prude too, but my country definitely is it. We have this new reality show thing called Adam and Eve and it's some kind of dating thing and both of them are naked all the time and everything is shown on tv in it's full glory. It's also very normal to swear on tv. Words like fuck will never be censored.

Even during the day? Here in the UK we have the watershed where certain language and images cannot be portrayed on tv before 9pm - and in some cases afterwards as well. Folk can contact Ofcom if they feel offended by something that is broadcast or a violation of the rules has taken place and tv companies must abide by the The Ofcom Broadcasting Code. Normally companies get warnings and/or fined but occasionally a channel is closed down (very rare but it does happen).

An excerpt from the code (Section One:  Protecting The Under-Eighteens)

Meaning of "the watershed":
The watershed only applies to television. The watershed is at 2100. Material unsuitable for children should not, in general, be shown before 2100 or after 0530.

On premium subscription film services which are not protected as set out in Rule 1.24, the watershed is at 2000. There is no watershed on premium subscription film services or pay per view services which are protected as set out in Rules 1.24 and 1.25 respectively.

1.5 Radio broadcasters must have particular regard to times when children are particularly likely to be listening.

Meaning of "when children are particularly likely to be listening":
This phrase particularly refers to the school run and breakfast time, but might include other times.

1.6 The transition to more adult material must not be unduly abrupt at the watershed (in the case of television) or after the time when children are particularly likely to be listening (in the case of radio). For television, the strongest material should appear later in the schedule.

1.7 For television programmes broadcast before the watershed, or for radio programmes broadcast when children are particularly likely to be listening, clear information about content that may distress some children should be given, if appropriate, to the audience (taking into account the context).

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Oh no, even during the day.

The radio is on all day in our house (well, not 24/7, but still, many hours) and I often hear DJs or artists say words like f*ck, sh*t or c*nt. It's not a problem.

Oh and stuff like I mentioned is just broadcasted in the afternoon or at 7 pm. I don't have a clue how parents with children deal with this, and I can't remember ever seeing stuff like that as a child. Maybe there wasn't much of that on tv back then, but I definitely can't remember. 

Films usually come on at 8-8.30'ish, and as you know in a lot of films there's sex involved, and in some films swearing. Real adult stuff, like porn and all are shown somewhere in the night. Might be right after 0.00 but I'm not sure. 

Does stuff like Jersey shore count as inappropriate? Because that's all over the place in the afternoon sometimes.

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I have no idea what Jersey Shore is? 

Began reading its wiki entry. Sounds terrible. Lost interest.

Its UK equivalent is supposedly The Only Way Is Essex, never seen that either. Don't even know when its shown.

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It IS terrible. There's also another UK equivalent, the Valleys. It takes place in Wales. I never watch it, but it's hard to avoid the commercials. Judging from the commercials there's a lot of sex and swearing in those shows. 

I very much dislike those shows. I don't understand what's so great about a few mentally retarded chavs.

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There is a guy called Joey Essex who is from TOWIE. Anyway, if you believe he is as thick as is made out then you are being taken in for a very long ride. I read one of his interviews (The Beatles were in the sub-headline so it caught my attention) and if anyone really was that stupid in real life they would have died from forgetting to breathe long ago.

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Paul nearly drowned in 1963

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Paul nearly drowned in 1963

Paul crashed his car and died in 1967.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

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Paul nearly drowned in 1963

Paul crashed his car and died in 1967.

Paul crashed his Austin Healey and died after storming out of a session at 5am on 9 November 1966. Not that there was a session on 9 November 1966. The Pepper sessions didn't start until the 24th. You can't hurry finding a replacement for a dead Paul McCartney.paul-mccartney

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Ron Nasty said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Annadog40 said
Paul nearly drowned in 1963

Paul crashed his car and died in 1967.

Paul crashed his Austin Healey and died after storming out of a session at 5am on 9 November 1966. Not that there was a session on 9 November 1966. The Pepper sessions didn't start until the 24th. You can't hurry finding a replacement for a dead Paul McCartney.paul-mccartney

I knew it was '66. Silly me.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Ron Nasty said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Annadog40 said
Paul nearly drowned in 1963

Paul crashed his car and died in 1967.

Paul crashed his Austin Healey and died after storming out of a session at 5am on 9 November 1966. Not that there was a session on 9 November 1966. The Pepper sessions didn't start until the 24th. You can't hurry finding a replacement for a dead Paul McCartney.paul-mccartney

I knew it was '66. Silly me.

Maybe there was a cover up in '67. 

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Note by Ahhh Girl 20 September 2014: mmm suggested moving this post and the next one to this thread. They were in a thread by themselves. I made the merge for him.

Beatles fans old and new are always learning and discovering new things (to them) be it thru reading, watching, listening, thinking or whatever so i thought it would good to share these with others as well as collect them together (otherwise they get lost)- doesn't matter if its a song, detail etc. Hopefully will also spark some discussion. Not looking to duplicate threads so not a place to post whole news articles or anything but the source (if necessary) might be beneficial.

 

A small group of fans protested outside Brian's home on the 13th November 1966 demanding The Beatles perform on stage again ('Revolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock 'N' Roll' (page 190) by Robert Rodrigeuz

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Two years before the Beatles supposed snub of Imelda Marcos in the Philippines, John, Paul, George and Jimmy Nicol missed a civic reception in Denmark as well as a trip to a traditional village by sleeping right thru it (as reported in the July 1964 edition of the 'Beatles Book Monthly' - you can read it in the attached image).

Once an oversight, twice a co-incidence, third time deliberate. If anyone finds they 'slept' thru a reception in Spain in 1965 i might start sticking up for Imelda.

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Apparently Paul has gone gluten-free.

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Apparently Paul has gone gluten-free.

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At this rate, the only thing Paul will eat will be oxygen and fans' souls.

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Maybe other people knew this already but I found this tidbit in a magazine article (by a fellow librarian, @Ahhh Girl) about famous quotations that were first said by someone else:

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

John Lennon used this lyric in "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)." But Reader's Digest in 1957 quoted Allen Saunders, creator of the comic strip Mary Worth, as saying, "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."

 

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Just heard that the Kinks 'Waterloo Sunset' was going to be called 'Liverpool Sunset' but was changed due to songs such as 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields' due to their Liverpool origins.

Was from a 1967 episode of 'Where It's At' so if since proved incorrect then 

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Sigourney Weaver was the '64 Hollywood Bowl concert. From Beatles News:

On Wednesday, Sigourney Weaver appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. They talked about breaking news of a possible new Alien movie, and Weaver remembered seeing the Beatles live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 when she was 12 years old, and how actual footage of her at the concert was found.

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