Skip to comments.Beatlesí secretary Freda Kelly finally breaks her silence
Posted on 08/28/2013 6:03:02 PM PDT by workerbeeEdited on 08/28/2013 6:17:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
When Freda Kelly, just a shy Liverpool teen, signed on to work for a local band with big dreams she had no idea she would soon hold the most coveted secretarial position in the world. While history observes that the Beatles were together for 10 years, Kelly served them for 11 Ė managing the Fab Fourís fan club and handling tasks even after they broke up in 1970. As more than just an employee, Kelly had a front-row seat through Beatlemania, the rise to stardom, and the ups and downs of one of the greatest bands in history.
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Beatles secretary Freda Kelly finally breaks her silence: Protecting John Lennons affairs, sleeping at Ringo Starrs house
Very cool. I’ll be looking for it on Netflix or Redbox.
In before people will listen to the Beetles 100 years from now!
Lot of people don’t know— the Beatles got their start in a basement coffeehouse conceived and built with help of Pete Best’s mum. His mum was East Indian extraction, his Dad career Brit Army. His mum put all her savings on a horse to win... and did. Bought the huge house and then they put together a coffeehouse for what became the Beatles. Never would have happened without Best’s mum . Website somewhere on this with lots of photos of them painting it etc. FWIW.
I’ve been amazed how so many younger generation listeners don’t think they were that great.
I grew up with blues and the rock that morphed out of creative efforts by the likes of Chuck Berry and others. While the Stones picked up on a lot of that bloodline, the Beatles were in a different world. A lot of it good. But, most of it second rate, to me. When I listen to music I like stuff that makes me tap my toe or bounce my knee.
To this day I can't understand why anyone would spend money on a McCartney concert.
Ive been amazed how so many younger generation listeners dont think they were that great.
they are correct, they weren’t.
Things like this should be viewed in the context of the time in which they occurred.
And many times that view can only come from being there.
My stepdaughter (age 19) has posters of them all over the walls of her room. But then, she did go through a “British” phase for a couple of years.
Let’s see.......1964 to 2013 is....almost 50 years. Let’s subtract 50 years from 1964....that would be 1914. Were the people in the 60s going on about groups from 1914?
“Surrender gracefully the things of youth.”
In before John Lennon was conservative.
I have an old disc of their big hit in Germany “Komm gibt me deine hande”....with Pete Best.
Aka ‘I want to hold your hand’.
You know, my husband and I talk about that very thing sometimes.... how current generations view "the past" versus how we, in our mid/late 40s, might. The obvious difference is the proliferation of audio & visual media. Take Star Wars, for instance. The original movie came out in 1977 -- I was 10 yrs old then. But any 10 yr old kid today knows as much, or more, about the Star Wars universe than I do. Same with music. Without the types of media we have today, we wouldn't see aging rockers like the Rolling Stones still touring.
Actually, I’m amazed at how many young people I know are Beatles fans. My 22 year-old hipster daughter and a 26 year-old coworker, just to name two, love the Beatles.
Would never spend my own money to go to a McCartney concert, or any other concert, but my wife bought tickets for us prior to our marriage; and he puts on a fabulous performance.
I won't go again, but she certainly will with one of her girlfriends.
when you’re three and you drop your pants, people laugh, and think it’s funny. when you’re sixty, .... looking like you do, it’s.....disturbing.
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