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Beatlesí secretary Freda Kelly finally breaks her silence
Fox ^ | 8/28/13 | Hollie McKay

Posted on 08/28/2013 6:03:02 PM PDT by workerbee

Edited 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 Lennon’s affairs, sleeping at Ringo Starr’s house

1 posted on 08/28/2013 6:03:02 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

Very cool. I’ll be looking for it on Netflix or Redbox.


2 posted on 08/28/2013 6:08:58 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: workerbee; a fool in paradise

In before people will listen to the Beetles 100 years from now!


3 posted on 08/28/2013 6:10:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: workerbee

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.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 6:13:54 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: workerbee
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...


5 posted on 08/28/2013 6:16:26 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve been amazed how so many younger generation listeners don’t think they were that great.


6 posted on 08/28/2013 6:16:40 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: workerbee
The Beatles were a true revolutionary group. I liked a lot of their music, But I never considered them a rock and roll band.

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.

7 posted on 08/28/2013 6:21:11 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Cvengr

I’ve been amazed how so many younger generation listeners don’t think they were that great.

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they are correct, they weren’t.


8 posted on 08/28/2013 6:23:44 PM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: Cvengr
of course not, no Drop-D tuning or Auto-Tune, seems that's all they know these days...
9 posted on 08/28/2013 6:25:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cvengr

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.


10 posted on 08/28/2013 6:25:21 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Cvengr

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.


11 posted on 08/28/2013 6:26:12 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

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.”


12 posted on 08/28/2013 6:26:52 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: workerbee

In before John Lennon was conservative.


13 posted on 08/28/2013 6:28:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Cvengr

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’.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 6:29:34 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: workerbee

Nice gig!


15 posted on 08/28/2013 6:30:40 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: blueunicorn6
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?

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.

16 posted on 08/28/2013 6:35:29 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Cvengr

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.


17 posted on 08/28/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Baynative
To this day I can't understand why anyone would spend money on a McCartney concert.

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.

18 posted on 08/28/2013 6:43:43 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Moonman62
I mean, man, 11's got to louder than 10.
19 posted on 08/28/2013 6:43:45 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: blueunicorn6

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.


20 posted on 08/28/2013 6:50:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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