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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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To: blueunicorn6

“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.


21 posted on 08/28/2013 6:50:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: blueunicorn6

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.


22 posted on 08/28/2013 6:50:40 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: donmeaker

i thought the german version was “you must give me your hand, now!”


23 posted on 08/28/2013 6:51:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

When you are old you sometimes forget to zip up your fly.

When you are older yet, you sometimes forget to zip it down...


24 posted on 08/28/2013 6:53:05 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Check this video clip from 1959...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq8RYGRqvHY


25 posted on 08/28/2013 6:53:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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26 posted on 08/28/2013 6:55:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Secret Agent Man
i thought the german version was “you must give me your hand, now!”

I thought it was "I have ways to make you give me your hand."

27 posted on 08/28/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative
When I listen to music I like stuff that makes me tap my toe or bounce my knee.

Eight Days a Week doesn't do that for you??

28 posted on 08/28/2013 6:57:47 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Kirkwood

Why, yes, he was at Woodstock.


29 posted on 08/28/2013 6:59:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6; a fool in paradise

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.


30 posted on 08/28/2013 7:03:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

In Saudi Arabia they have it as: “I will have to hold your hand (after I remove it)” whooooo ahhhhh


31 posted on 08/28/2013 7:07:15 PM PDT by Dysart (Control your destiny or someone else will. -- Jack Welch)
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To: donmeaker

Pete Best did not play on that song.


32 posted on 08/28/2013 7:10:54 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: dfwgator

i think yours is the acoustic version.


33 posted on 08/28/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: workerbee
Very Good..WB..."she will say she was in the right place at the right time,”..Amazing to have unknowingly been invited to witness music history..... Wheeeeee
34 posted on 08/28/2013 7:13:41 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Well shoot. I’d go with one of her girlfriends too!


35 posted on 08/28/2013 7:17:56 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: blueunicorn6

Woodstock was in 1969. One of the songs played was written in 1779. Know which one?


36 posted on 08/28/2013 7:23:40 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Baynative
But I never considered them a rock and roll band.

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.

37 posted on 08/28/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: Kirkwood

Amazing Grace - Arlo Guthrie.


38 posted on 08/28/2013 7:28:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Secret Agent Man

“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.


39 posted on 08/28/2013 7:34:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dfwgator

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.


40 posted on 08/28/2013 7:34:53 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Played by a paratrooper.


41 posted on 08/28/2013 7:35:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kirkwood

I want to guess Jimmie and the Banner, but wasn’t written until 1812.


42 posted on 08/28/2013 7:35:49 PM PDT by TBall
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To: blueunicorn6

not you personally... :-)


43 posted on 08/28/2013 7:40:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Cvengr
I’ve been amazed how so many younger generation listeners don’t think they were that great.

I saw them on the Ed Sullivan show. I thought they were ok, but not my favorite by any means.

44 posted on 08/28/2013 7:48:17 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: workerbee; a fool in paradise
My older sisters' band was so much better at the time!
45 posted on 08/28/2013 7:53:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

46 posted on 08/28/2013 7:56:02 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Cvengr

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.


47 posted on 08/28/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: blueunicorn6

Shoot. I missed it. Who’s Arlo Guthrie? Was he Al Jolson’s drummer?


48 posted on 08/28/2013 7:56:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: workerbee

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...


49 posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:50 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Kirkwood
Someone probably got this already... just getting through threads now...


50 posted on 08/28/2013 8:05:13 PM PDT by Rodamala
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