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.
“Were the people in the 60s going on about groups from 1914?”
They were about George M. Cohan! Even a century later Cohan’s music is extremely popular and several songs are known by most people. Go to YouTube and there are 15,600+ listings for George M. Cohan.
Ray Charles did a version of Alexander’s Ragtime Band (by Irving Berlin in 1911) in 1959. Al Jolson did a version in 1947, Nellie Lucher had done one in 1948, Johnnie mercer in 1945, and it was a hit too. Louis Armstrong did one in 1937, and Bessie Smith did one in 1927. All together, there were 6 version of it that were big hits.
So yes, there were people who did old songs that were hits in the 50s.
i thought the german version was “you must give me your hand, now!”
When you are old you sometimes forget to zip up your fly.
When you are older yet, you sometimes forget to zip it down...
Check this video clip from 1959...
I thought it was "I have ways to make you give me your hand."
Eight Days a Week doesn't do that for you??
Why, yes, he was at Woodstock.
1914? Dude, why go back so far! By 1969 people weren’t listening to the stuff from 1959. Careers of such people as Roy Orbison, Rick Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Little Richard, even Bob Dylan’s first employer Bobby Vee were in the toilet. Jerry Lee Lewis was doing country.
In Saudi Arabia they have it as: “I will have to hold your hand (after I remove it)” whooooo ahhhhh
Pete Best did not play on that song.
i think yours is the acoustic version.
Well shoot. I’d go with one of her girlfriends too!
Woodstock was in 1969. One of the songs played was written in 1779. Know which one?
I like their music but I can be objective about them because I don't possess the heart of a teenage girl.
While they did play a few rock tunes, they were essentially a pop music band. Some of their music was good and some of it second rate, but the hysteria they engendered boosted their esteem in the eyes of their fans, and add to that the fact that their music was the sound track to the lives of adolescent baby boomers, and you can understand why so many people of a certain generation consider them to be great. It's a very personal feeling for those people and you will not dissuade them.
That being said, they were indeed accomplished musicians, having honed their craft over thousands of hours of playing together.
What really stood out about them was the songwriting team of Lennon/McCartney. They were the top pop music song writing team of the era. Any professional songwriter will acknowledge that fact.
Amazing Grace - Arlo Guthrie.
“Looking like you do”
So....you’re the one that’s been peeking in the windows. I was kind of hoping it was that divorced lady from down the block. I don’t usually cook in the nude like that. I backed up too close to the stove and burned my buns.
Correct! There is another song from Woodstock written in 1909. Sung by Joan Baez. And still another song played by Jimi Hendrix written about 1814. The point being that some music does last for 50 years and longer. The idea that music from the 1960s is used up and gone forever is simply foolish thinking.
Played by a paratrooper.
I want to guess Jimmie and the Banner, but wasn’t written until 1812.
not you personally... :-)
I saw them on the Ed Sullivan show. I thought they were ok, but not my favorite by any means.
If it does not consist entirely of nothing but rhythmic chanting a la le Zulu tribesmen have been doing for hundreds of years with lots of (if not entirely of) obscene words accompanied with a heavy beat then they are not interested and do not understand what constitutes real music.
Shoot. I missed it. Who’s Arlo Guthrie? Was he Al Jolson’s drummer?
Actually, what I found most amusing about the beatles was how all the little girlies that loved them so made the term “bug off” so, ummm, ‘groovy’ because the beatles were heard to utter it so often. No one ever seemed to catch on in the USA that the beatles were not saying “bug off”, they were saying “bugger off!”. I still have to smile when I hear someone using that phrase...