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  1. Michael says:

    Never, ever seen this one before. Very cool pic!

  2. Kwai Chang says:

    cool…we’ll have one golden egg left over

  3. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Photo taken by Alaisdair Macdonald for the Daily Mirror. Another shot from this session – with Lester and Shenson with a hand in their suits ala Napoleon appeared in the Mirror article The Magnificent Seven by Donald Zec (dated 22-2-65), the day the Beatles flew out to the Bahamas to film Help.

  4. lizzie says:

    another “new” one for me – thanks!

  5. Tammy says:

    Donald Zek .. Hmmmm, Datey, throw me a bone here, didn’t he conduct a famous, or infamous interview with John in the late sixties?, for some reason i can remember hearing John talk about him.

  6. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Yes, Donald Zec (correct spelling) was the main showbusiness journalist on the British Daily Mirror tabloid – along with Don Short, another who got lots of Fabs “exclusives”. Zec did one of the first major stories on the Baetles when they visited his London flat for a story published 10 September 1963 under the memorable headline “Four frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys who are making £5,000 every week”.
    The reason Zec is sticking in your head is the interview that he did with John & Yoko at the Amsterdam Bed-In. Zec could give John a run for his money in the sarcasm stakes and the resulting article (entitled “They’re Getting Up Today…”) got John’s goat – as can be seen in the footage of John reading out parts of it at the Hotel Masoch in Vienna on 31 March.

  7. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    P.S. Sorry that should be Hotel Sacher in Vienna.

  8. Thanks Datey, i knew there was a reason Donald’s name stood out to me, i’m glad you can figure out what’s going on inside my head, i sure as shit can’t :-)

  9. Chelsea says:

    Is it just me, or do people always seem to be touching George? In those interviews with reporters (or the thing they did with Morcambe & Wise), the interviewers/comedians always seem to be putting their hands on his shoulder or whatever.

    Not that I’d be able to keep my hands off him, but …

  10. Chelsea says:

    And I know Walter isn’t just a random reporter, but still.

  11. Kwai Chang says:

    Chelsea is right…
    you got the golden eggs…
    why do you need to touch the magic goose???
    Some people are so rude…
    it goes with the industry…
    everyone is a star on Ventura Blvd…
    Geez!!! But top brass???
    Can any Beatle afford such arrogance???
    Hell NO!!!
    (paul looks like a little jack in the box)

  12. Chelsea says:

    Yeah, Kwai, that was my thought, too … and I do think all the poking and prodding and yelling and screaming they endured almost left George with some version of PTSD. It seems he didn’t fully recover until he met Olivia. And even then, I’ve heard her say that he craved quiet and serenity and solitude so much because of all those years of insanity. Good thing he found Friar Park. :)

  13. Leah says:

    Yes, Chelsea! Does anyone remember that press conference footage where a reporter behind George puts his hand on his shoulder and George looks at him like “get off me”

  14. Leah says:

    Also looks like Dick Lester has his hand on Paul’s shoulder as well.

  15. Kwai Chang says:

    could brian feel a bit violated here?
    (noboby is following his lead)
    “if I don’t touch them…nobody touches them”
    probably a feather ruffled…cluck, cluck, quack
    there’s one at every scheduled stop…
    The Beatles gave more than anyone should or could or would
    and WE are so, very lucky to have all this proof that it was real…

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