21 Responses to “SMOKE SCREEN ACETATE:”

  1. mcarp555 says:

    The writing on the acetate sleeve reads “With love from Paul McCartney”, and does appear to be in Paul’s handwriting. The acetate itself is labeled “The Beatles”, but I can’t make out the title. It appears to be two words, the second of might be “Me”. Could be “Honey Pie” as well.

  2. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    A Linda pic from an October 1968 session. Can’t think which one – over to you, Henry…

  3. Joy says:

    Wow! For a second there I thought it was Dhani

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    Getting the wine bottle to its proper level for Long, Long, Long coda
    (I’m just joking, henry)

  5. henry_the_horse says:

    E.M.I. Control Room Two, balance technician Ken Scott, electrical technician Keith Slaughter with his pipe. I thought this was a John Kelly photograph. Late September 1968. IMO, this is 20 September, reduction mix for “Piggies” take 11 into take 12, and superimposition onto take 12.

  6. Nick Detaranto says:

    @Henry! WTF?

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

    Hi Henry, seems you may be right that it’s a Kelly shot rather than Linda as he took shots from this same session for Beatles Monthly (including one of George and Ringo with a bowl of cereal). Thanks for the update.

  8. henry_the_horse says:

    Hello, A Car, I posted the photographs you mention but the post is awaiting moderation since it features photographs and links from another site.

    Best regards.

  9. Henry, can you resend the post please, sometimes moderated posts slip through to spam.

  10. Paul H. says:

    I am a little puzzled at the date of 20th September mentioned when this photo of George was taken.
    Linda said in her book, “Sixties” that she arrived at Paul’s house when they had recorded or were recording ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun” – 23rd – 25th Sept..
    Yet also in her book she has photos that she took from the session which has George featured.
    I personally thought this photo and others from this session were taken on 7th Oct. when he started recording “Long Long, Long”with Paul and Ringo.
    Any thoughts? Thanks

  11. Kwai Chang says:

    @Paul H…
    I was not only ‘joking’ with henry_the_horse…
    but, also guessing. They looked really buzzed, so I thought there might be alcohol involved. With George at the controls, I figured it was one of his WhiteAlbum songs. If you know the story of the wine bottle rattling across the top of the speaker cabinet on Long, Long, Long…THAT’s how my logic worked on that one. If it turns out to be THAT session/date then props to the McCartney Garden! You reap what you sow!
    (or, so so)

  12. GLCompany says:

    @Paul H. i am puzzled too and not 100% sure. Being very glad with the date Henry mentioned a few posts earlier, being 20/9 I brought all the pics together, I thought belonged together.
    Being confinced John Kelly made them, I took that day for granted.
    Open for better suggestions of course…..!

  13. Paul H. says:

    @GLCompany There are a few pics around that time that are difficult to date – but going back to the 7th Oct. session, which was 16.5 hours long, ending about 7o’clock in the morning – this would probably explain them having cereal and champagne for breakfast.
    Anyway, I obviously need to get out more.
    Thanks for your response.

  14. GLCompany says:

    @Paul.H You’re not the only one.. :) If you like you can reach me through or the SoloBeatlesPhotoForum, have a nice WE

  15. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Paul H – hope I can clear this up for you and GL. My original post above was based on the thought that this was a Linda pic it’s not – it was taken by John Kelly as Henry the Horse corrected me. The session date is correct also therefore predating Linda’s arrival by a few days. And in the pics it’s not cereal they’re eating but what looks like Chinese food. The very long session where John and Paul worked out the running order – Linda WAS there taking pics but only John and Paul were the only Beatles present. George had flown to LA and Ringo was not needed as far as I’m aware.

  16. henry_the_horse says:

    Hello, Paul H, A Car and GLCompany. The long 7 October mixing, copying and recording session had Martin, already returned from his holidays, as producer rather than Christ Thomas. Lennon was absent during this session. Hence, the photographs from this session should feature Martin and not feature Lennon. From the photographs by Kelly gathered up to this moment, the people present at the session are: Harrison, McCartney, balance technician Ken Scott, electrical technician Keith Slaughter (apparently electrical technician Brian Gibson could not make it to the session), Starr, producer Chris Thomas, a tape operator (Mike Sheady or John Smith), and a moustached friend (seen sitting on the window sill). Another clue is that for this session “Honey Pie” and “Martha My Dear”, recorded at Trident, were equalised to suite E.M.I. Studios equipment. Ken Scott had used an RS.56 Universal Control Unit to equalised “Hey Jude”. The RS.56 is nowhere around in these pictures.

  17. Paul H. says:

    Hi henry, A Car and GLCompany-many thanks for clearing this up for me. The reason I am a little confused is that in Linda’s book, 60’s, she has a photo in there of this very session which I presume she took.

  18. GLCompany says:

    A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room and henry_the_horse, thanx to ye all!
    @Paul H, can you mail me the photo you mean please?

  19. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Henry, in your 25 May post above, did you mean to state Lennon was absent from the 20 September or the 7 October “long” session? He was most definitely at the latter – there’s Linda’s pics to prove it.

  20. Paul H. says:

    Hi Henry & A Car – I have come across an old NME cutting that features George and Jackie Lomax plugging “Sour Milk Sea” with Alan Smith.
    The date at the top of the paper is 21st September 1968, and it’s says that the interview was recorded earlier that week.
    The thing is, the photo taken of George with Jackie for the interview shows George clean shaven, where as on the disputed pic, he has a moustache.
    If you want me to send you a copy of this cutting, let me know your addresses – mine is

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