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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Promotional poster advertising Keith's first appearance on a 3-part Marilyn Monroe / Weird News Weekly special which aired during the evening of August 31 2017 across the following US radio stations; BNNS Internet Radio (in Illinois), Diversity Broadcasting Network (New York), TMV Café (San Antonio, Texas) plus others including Pyramid One Network, Pyramid One Network Two, White Light Infinity Radio and even several over in Australia. (Keith was a guest on the programme again, aired one week later, September 6.)

Friday, 11 August 2017

July 2017 - Mexico, Liverpool, London, Canada and Marilyn...

(31) Sunny Berkshire – Another busy day to start the working week; trips into London, later in the week, were arranged, early archive work on the next movie, Mexico ’70, was carried out and the 2017 Liverpool Beatles Convention video show was sorted, typed and sent over to Bill at Cavern City Tours. And, oh yes, Keith had another progress update chat with Alan G. Parker… "All go here!"

- Keith’s Marilyn book (softback version) suddenly climbed back to the #1 spot in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada (I kid you not)…

(29) US/ www – It was announced that It Was Fifty Years Ago Today… will be released in America, on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 8.

(28) Overcast Berkshire – A chat with Alan G and a flurry of emails concerning yesterday’s meeting were sent, all regarding a proposal which will be sent to out to potential investors on Tuesday.

- Bill from Cavern City Tours was in touch… details of the 2017 Liverpool Convention video show were needed.

- News reached Keith that publication of the new (incredible, bound to be controversial) Beach Boys book, written by two very close to the band, in the 1970s, was edging nearer to publication. (Keith has been involved in this book, in one form or another, since its conception almost four years ago.)

(27) Central London – Another pre-production meeting for Mexico ’70, with director, Alan, Producer, Alexa and (for the first time) film financier, Tony. “Looks good, onwards and very upwards.”

(25) USA – Another fine, five-star Marilyn review on, this time from the reader, “Born to shop” who described the book as “An Interesting Read” and wrote, “I'm enjoying reading this book… as a fan I can say this particular author gives a very honest account, highlighting the good and not so good points and facts about Marilyn's final days.” Thank you!

(24) Germany – It is announced that the Pepper movie, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today, will be released in Germany in August…

- An interesting chat about the next movie project with director, Alan G…

- Another Marilyn Monroe-related interview request came in, by way of his representatives at United Agents. This time it was from a widely-circulated US radio station, broadcasting in New York, Texas and even Australia. The reason? A show celebrating what would have been her 91 birthday.

- In the Amazon Canada book charts, the paperback version of Marilyn was at no.4 in the “Most gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on the site.

(22) London, England – Keith travelled back into London, to rub shoulders with celebrities at the BFi, as an invited guest of Kaleidoscope's Chris Perry for another of their events celebrating the recovery of several lost UKTV music clips and programmes. Among those present, (the legendary comedienne) Madeline Smith and (the true broadcasting giants), David Hamilton and (I kid you not) Pete Murray... "It was an honour being in the same room as these legends."

(19/20) Overcast Berkshire – Two days, preparing text and video grabs for the new Record Collector, Rockin’ The Box piece. This time, a trip back to July 1964 for The Yardbirds’ appearance on Granada ITV’s Go Tell It On The Mountain.

- Also on the 19th, news came thru the final negotiations for the next movie project (Mexico ’70) should be wrapped in the next two weeks.

(18) Canada – Marilyn (softback) suddenly raced back to the No.1 position in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. "Not bad for a book that first appeared almost seven years ago…"

(15) UK/ Europe – The latest edition of Record Collector crashed thru the letter boxes of subscribers… and featured Keith’s recent article on the 1964 Granada music show, A Whole Lotta Shakin’….

(12) Sunny Berkshire – A round of email catch-ups and train ticket bookings.

- One for the “just brought to my attention department.” Alan G’s recent interview for Entertainment South Wales, in which, when discussing an alternate version of John, George and Ringo’s Bangor 1967 interview, he was quoted as saying…

“Keith Badman, our archivist is well known in the industry, they call him the Columbo of rock n roll, if he can’t find it, it doesn’t exist,” laughs Alan, “We’re sat one day chatting away and we’re at that point in the film where we are at the very early stages of the first cut, Keith goes “Hang on a minute they’re the Beatles, presumably when something as big as their manager’s death happens there’s not one camera crew, but probably 150!” He literally got up and walked out of the studio returning 5 minutes later grinning like a Cheshire cat, (and saying) “I’ve just rung HTV in Wales, they had a crew down there, the lady I spoke to said yes we’ve got the clip here, it’s not a problem but do you realise we’ve never been asked to license it in 49 years!”

(11) UK – The big official announcement… Keith/ Alan G and the team’s latest film will be… MEXICO 70 'The One We Should've Won, a documentary on the 1970 World Cup in Mexico City. (It is already scheduled - pencilled in - to open in Cinema in the summer of 2018, prior to next year's global soccer event.)

(10) UK/ World – Another big achievement for It Was Fifty Years Ago Today when it was announced that the movie/ documentary is now available to view on all long haul British Airways flights....

(8) UK / Europe – Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey (easily, by far, the greatest film ever made) was screened for the fifth time on the BBC in England, this time on the second channel, at 11:15pm. (It's first-ever UK TV screening took place on BBC1 at 7:36pm during the evening of January 1 1982.)

(7) Canada – Still there. Marilyn (softback) was still in the #2 position in the “Most Gifted” in Monroe section on Amazon Canada.

(6) London – 1pm. The first serious meeting about the new movie took place at the trendy, Sanctum bar in Soho, Central London. Those present included director, Alan G and The Bootleg Beatles’ co-manager, Andre Barreau. Most productive indeed, the get-together wrapped at approximately 4:40pm. After which, Keith faced a long journey home after signal failures in Hayes completely disrupted trains running in and out of Paddington. “Dear me.”

(5) Rather Warm Berkshire – Another big text update took place on this site.

(4) Sunny Berkshire – The new film/ movie project edged even nearer to fruition with the news that two Premiership footballers are now keen on getting involved in it…

(3) Overcast Berkshire / twinned with London – Another film/ movie project edges nearer towards a starting date when a meeting for… roll on Ringo’s drums… the Mexico ’70 project is called for this coming Thursday.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

June 2017...Marilyn, RC, BBC, Pepper, new Projects and wonderful Adam...

(29) Warm Berkshire / London – The turning of Keith’s Marilyn book into a major film/TV drama took another big step today. As before, watch this space…

(27) Overcast Wet Berkshire – Another lengthy discussion, with Producer Alexa about the propsed, new movie project. The upshot of it is; once funding is in place, filming should begin at the end of July. Its subject? You’ll soon know…

(26) Sunny Berkshire – Emails catch-up, this site is tweaked and plans for the week were hatched…

(22) Rather Warm Berkshire – RC, for this month at least, was wrapped when the video grabs for A Whole Lotta Shakin’… was sent over, ready for publication.

- Very early, pre-production archive research work on the new movie was carried out by Keith and an amazing, rarely-seen 1970 film clip was incredibly unearthed…

(21) Still Sunny Berkshire – Change of plan… Nice Time was dropped by Record Collector. In its place, the 1964 Granada live rock ‘n’ roll music extravaganza, A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin ‘ On…

- Conversation this morning with Alan G about the new movie project went very well indeed and it sure looks like a go-er. Fingers crossed filming should start in Late July.

- Amazon Canada – It’s as you were with the paperback version of Marilyn at #1 in the “Most Wished for in Monroe, Marilyn” and at #2 in the “Most Gifted” sections devoted to the great actress on the site.

(20) North London (near the home of Arsenal FC) – Another catch-up with one of Keith’s long-time friends, the property extraordinaire, Laurence. (“Lovely pizza! Thank you!”)

- Further meetings regarding the next movie project took place in London. Director, Alan G was naturally present.

(19) Beautifully Sunny Berkshire – Work continued on Nice Time for Record Collector magazine…

- Many thanks to “Middlethought” for his five-star rating of Marilyn on Goodreads. The person rated it as... 'amazing.' “Thank you!”

(17) Italy – The Pepper doc, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today; The Beatles Sgt Pepper & Beyond opened in cinemas across Italy. Box office takings during that opening weekend were… most impressive indeed!

(16) Rather Sunny Berkshire – Work on the Kenny Everett/ Nice Time (1968) edition of Rockin’ The Box for Record Collector magazine finally got underway.

- Talking of the mag, the latest edition, featuring a report on Brian Epstein’s last-ever TV appearance, taped just a month before his death, dropped through letter-boxes across the country.

- While over on (good ol’) Amazon Canada, the paperback edition of Keith’s Marilyn was spotted at #1 in the “Most Wished for in Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site. It was also at #2 in the “Most Gifted” section devoted to the great actress on the site.

- It was announced the new movie, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today; The Beatles Sgt Pepper & Beyond was (incredibly) placed at No.12 in the UK’s top movie chart listings.
(15) Overcast Berkshire – Further CCR Pledge discussion with Paul S. A decision of it will be made early next week.

- A long overdue, text update of this site was finished today.

(14) USA / UK – The CCR Pledge book campaign was not progressing as well as expected so Keith had a long, hard discussion about it with the designer on the project, Paul S. A talk about it was also had today with Mike Randolph.

(12) UK – It Was Fifty Years Ago Today, The Beatles Sgt Pepper & Beyond… was at No 1 in the music/documentary charts.... AND at No 16 in the national UK Film charts, alongside Trainspotting 2, Denial and Gold etc. etc.... “Simply incredible!”

(9) Los Angeles, California – Adam West passed away following a brief battle with leukaemia. He was 88. Six days later, on June 15, 2017, Los Angeles shined the Bat-Signal on City Hall as a tribute to him. “He will be, and will always be the finest Batman ever. EVER! I truly adored him and the series. He will be sorely missed,” Keith said after hearing the sad news.

(9 - 14) Canada – My goodness! Still there… number one in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

- Well, incredible as it seems but even now, there are more revisions to the Cavern club book text. (Release date of it was pushed back to December 2017.)

(8) BBC London – Director Alan G was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Jonathan Ross radio show. Naturally the Pepper movie doc was discussed. (Mr Ross loved the film… So does Mike Joyce, former drummer with The Smiths.)

(7) Canada – Hey, hey, still there… top spot in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. Stocks of the paperback edition were once more depleted on the site, with customers being told a new delivery of the book will ship within “2 to 5 weeks.”

- Chart positions a go-go here… The It Was Fifty Years Ago Today documentary was found at #1 in the DVD & Blu-ray “Music Video & Concert” chart today, as well as #3 in the DVD & Blu-ray “Documentary” listing and at #8 in the DVD & Blu-ray “TV” run-down. “Quite remarkable.”

(5) Canada – Still there… the softback version of Marilyn was still in the #1 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

- UK – It’s out. Despite being shipped out 10 days earlier, the Blu-ray /DVD versions of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today were officially released today… on Amazon and all major retailers, and already it had climbed to #1 in the “DVD & Blu-ray > Music Video & Concert,” listing, #3 in the “DVD & Blu-ray > Documentary” chart and #7 in the “DVD & Blu-ray > TV” run-down… “Yes!” As you would have guessed, it was the #1 “Best Seller in Music Video & Concert” on Amazon UK.

-Berkshire - More (most interesting) developments with the (get ready) Marilyn and Queen Projects.

-Self-employed for 29 years now and amongst the “Congrats” messages to Keith on Linkedin was one from ‘Everlasting Love’ himself, the famous, Love Affair front-man, Steve Ellis. “Thanks, Steve! Appreciate it.”

(4) Goodreads – Yet another five-star rating of Marilyn… Many thanks to “dale connors” for supplying it.

(2) Overcast Berkshire – Latest Rockin’, featuring Brian Epstein’s very last television appearance, was typed and sent to Record Collector magazine.
- Marilyn (softback) was suddenly spotted at #1 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(1) Central London – Another day of Pepper-related promotional interviews, mainly today at Wogan House. Two were carried out in quick succession, one for Radio Kent. (The piece was repeated on the station on Sunday afternoon, June 4 between 2 and 3pm.)

-Liverpool – Then a mad rush for the train… for the Northern premiere of the movie, which took place this evening…

-Many thanks to “Pamela Kincheloe” for her five-star rating review of Marilyn on Goodreads.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

May 2017... Pepper at 50, Polish Radio, Eppy, Marilyn, Pepper Film Premiere, Arsenal, CCR & Another TV Credit,...

(31) St John’s Wood, (near the world famous Abbey Road Studios) – A trip out to North West London for a lengthy interview at the exclusive, Ivy restaurant, with (the delightful) presenters, Magdalena and Pawel of the top, East Poland, national radio station, Radio Lublin. The Pepper album and movie were naturally discussed.

The first part of the interview was aired on the station the following day; the rest the following week. This was the first of two rather busy days of Pepper promotional interviews for Keith. (Celebrity spotted in the Ivy restaurant that day; English actor, Bill Nighy.)

(30) Overcast Berkshire – Further work on the latest Rockin’ The Box piece for Record Collector magazine, a fiftieth anniversary feature on Brian Epstein’s very last, now largely forgotten, television interview, for News At Ten in July 1967.

- Marilyn was still placed at #1 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(29) Overcast Berkshire / twinned with Canada – Bank holiday Monday, another amazing day on Amazon Canada… when Keith’s Marilyn featured prominently in three different charts, #1 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section, and at #2 (kindle) and 3 (paperback) in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” listing. “Incredible!!”

- It did not end there. The book was also found at #11 in the Kindle Store, in the “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > History & Criticism” section and at #27 in the “Books > Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” section. The downside of it all, stocks of the softback edition were now completely gone on the site, with deliveries expected to be shipped in “1-2 months.”

(28) Goodreads – Many thanks to “Peter Wilson” for his five-star review of Marilyn on the world renowned, book reading site, Goodreads.

(27) Wembley, London – Yay!!!!!!!! Keith’s beloved Arsenal won the FA Cup AGAIN, (easily) beating Chelsea 2-1. “What a superb, stunning performance from Wenger’s boys!” And a truly magical day!!

- Many thanks to “Stefano C” for his five-star review of Marilyn on Amazon Italy.

(26) West End London, Picturehouse Central – The big-day finally arrived. The UK/ London Premiere of the new Pepper movie , It Was Fifty Years Ago Today took place in Central London. A Q&A with the film's director, Alan G, preceded it… "A splendid time was certainly had by all."

- The movie (incredibly) also opened today in 72 cinemas across the country…
- BBC film reviewer, Mark Kermode reviewed It Was Fifty Years Ago Today,  The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond on BBC Radio 5 Live.
- BBC Four aired (at 10pm) Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock N Roll’s Dodgiest Deals, which featured Keith’s latest TV credit.

(23) Overcast Berkshire… sincere and heart-felt thoughts went out to those involved in the Manchester Arena atrocity…

- Another BBC Pepper fiftieth anniversary interview was arranged, this time for BBC Radio Kent, for the following week, June 1 at Wogan Host, West End London. ("Many thanks to Sara Cash for her help in arranging this.")

(22) Canada – For the third straight day, Marilyn was at No.1 again in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon in that country.

(20) Canada – Marilyn went to the No.1 AGAIN in the “Most Wished for in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(19) London - Beatles movie promotions continued with Alan G. appearing live on Sky News Sunrise. (“Many thanks AGP for yet another name check.”)

- Early morning phone call with legendary, 60s/70s photographer, Mike Randolph…
- AND another big move forward with the Marilyn TV drama came when it was announced that the two parties concerned in the project had (wait for it) reached an amicable agreement… now on to contracts…

(18) London - Beatles film promotions began with director, Alan G. making a live appearance on BBC Breakfast Time. (“Yes! Thanks Alan for the name check!”)

(16-17-18) Sunny Berks – Three mad days of CCR researching and typing.

- Big news time! The Pledge CCR (in London 1970 and 1971) book / photographic campaign officially went live on the eighteenth.

(15) A Rather Sunny Berkshire – What a day… what a day… CCR, Queen, and Marilyn… conversations with Simon L, Mike R, Paul S and my TV agent, Yasmin. What a day! Non-stop!

- Both Apple News and Empire Magazine carried most favourable reviews of the It Was Fifty Years Ago Today movie on their websites.
- Goodreads – Many thanks to reader “Jessica Avery” for her five-star review of Marilyn on the site.

(11 - 12) Overcast (but dry) Berkshire – Even more typing on the CCR book Pledge project. ("Dear me. It goes on.")

- The new Pepper film, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today was STILL at #1 (DVD at #2) in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” listing on
- Keith’s Marilyn (softback edition) was at #3 in the “Most Wished For In Monroe, Marilyn” listing on Amazon Canada.

(10) South London – A trip out to Bermondsey to see Keith’s old, long-time mate, Terry R. Several bottles of… Diet Coke were consumed in a most eventful 3-hour session.

- Interesting news… the Mexico ’70 movie documentary looks like a go-er. (Fingers tightly crossed.)
- Further major news. Pepper movie director, Alan G. will be a guest on BBC Breakfast Time next Thursday (May 18) to discuss and promote the new Pepper film.

(8/9) Sunny Berkshire – Even more work on the forthcoming CCR book project.

-It is announced that the new Pepper film will be screened on August 27 at the big, annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool. A Q&A with Alan G. is scheduled to follow it.
- A Marilyn interview request came in today from one of the top US radio programmes, The Scott Helmer Show…

(3/4/5) Overcast Berkshire – Further text work on the new CCR project.

- On the fourth, an interesting archive breakthrough came on the proposed Mexico ’70 documentary idea. (Keith knows where the rare archive footage is!)
- Marilyn sat very nicely in the #3 position in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(2) Sunny Berkshire – Another RC Rockin’ The Box column beckoned, this time a 1968 edition of Kenny Everett’s Nice Time series. (Video grabs were sent today… but unfortunately the publication of them in the mag would be held back for several months.)

- Keith’s Sgt Pepper / 50th Anniversary interview for an East Poland radio station, on May 31 was confirmed today, but the logistics of it had yet to be confirmed.
- Still there. The Blu-ray version of the Pepper film was STILL at #1 in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” section on (DVD was now up to #2)
- Big news time! The USA/South America distribution for the new Pepper film was now complete. It will be handled by Bob Frank Entertainment.

(1) London & Slough – Keith’s credit on a new BBC Four music documentary was confirmed today. “Thanks, Andy!”

April 2017...Football, New Projects, Pepper 50, Amazon, Marilyn, a Buzzcock & The Grand National...

(28) West End London – Another trip into the capital, this time to meet Alan G and Gabriel Clarke, a rather important, highly influential individual from the sports television production industry. After which, Alan and Keith attended a 2:30pm meeting with the distributors of the Pepper movie. This was followed by… a Diet Coke or (five) with Buzzcock, Steve Diggle and (former) Bootleg Beatle, Andre Barreau…

(27) Overcast Berkshire – A day of email catch-ups and discussions with Alan G about the important meeting tomorrow.

- Anticipating the exciting new project, Keith made preliminary contacts with some rather important, UK TV archive-based figures.
- Yep, the run was uninterrupted… The Pepper film (Blu-ray version) was still at #1 in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” section on (DVD now at #3)
- TV Legend, Ross L came forward with a truly amazing archive lead for the next project Keith was planning…

(26) Amazon – Due to high amount of advance sales, Amazon in the UK had no option but to move forward, by one whole month, the release dates of both the Bu-ray and DVD version of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today…. The new issue date is now June 5.

(25) A rather sunny Berkshire – Email catch-up, and more development work on the aforementioned discussed new movie projects.

- Yep, still there… the new Beatles / Pepper film (Blu-ray version) was still at #1 in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” section on (DVD at #4)
- The new Pepper movie received another invite-only, press screening in Central London.

(24) Windsor, Berks – Another hook-up with the legendary photographer, Mike Randolph.
- New (rather exciting) movie projects were also discussed with the film director extraordinaire, Alan G.

(21) South West London – Another trip out to Wandsworth to chat over the several ongoing, rather exciting new projects with (director of the moment) Alan G. Parker and producer, Alexa Morris. Safe to say, several Diet Cokes were consumed during the afternoon/ 12:15pm meet.

(20) Goodreads – A very big thanks to “Octobur Frost” for her five-star rating of Marilyn on the site. “It was amazing,” she typed. As it stood today, 92 per cent of the readers on the site loved the book.

- The paperback version of Marilyn sat quite proudly at #2 in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. It was also at #8 in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” listing on the same day. Not bad for a book that was first released way back in 2010.
- The Blu-ray version of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today was still at No.1 in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” listing on Amazon in the UK… And on the same day, the movie officially became the #1 Best Seller in the “Music, Video & Concert” section on
- Meanwhile, the Director’s Q&A tour dates for the Pepper movie were announced today, with events scheduled to take place throughout May and June in Norwich, Leeds, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and, of course, London (on May 26).

(19) Rather Sunny Berkshire – Phone calls / emails / discussions about future projects with various friends and colleagues…

(18) Sunny Berks twinned with Canada – A return after the Easter break… Superb news… The paperback version of Marilyn returned to No.1 in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” section of Amazon Canada.

- Talking of No.1s… Two weeks on and it’s STILL there! The Blu-ray release of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today… was still in the top spot in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” chart on Amazon in the UK. (The DVD version stood at No.4 in the same listing…No.2 one day later!) On April 18, 2017 Keith had two Number One projects, with two different items in two different charts. Fact! “Amazing!”

(17) Italy – Major news. It was announced that the new Beatles / Pepper movie will be given an official cinema May 2017 release in Italy … its new title, by the way, is Dal 30 Maggio al 2 giugno, The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond.

(14) Good Friday in a cold & overcast Berkshire – Email catch-up and further work on the CCR project. “Happy Easter everyone!”

- – Still there! The Blu-ray version of IT Was Fifty Years Ago Today was still in the No.1 position (DVD at No.5) in the Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert chart on the site (and still outselling The Rolling Stones’ latest)…

(13) South West London – A trip out to Wandsworth to discuss several ongoing projects with director, Alan G. Parker and producer, Alexa Morris. Keith learnt today that press screening invites for It Was Fifty Years Ago Today had gone out to the “red top” and several other UK newspapers. The response was magnificent and instantly, every seat for the screening, in Soho, London, on April 25, had been taken.

- Also today, Badman received news, from two different sources, that the proposed Marilyn drama series project had “optimistically” moved on a little bit further…

(12) Sunny Berkshire – Fine tuning/ developments on several projects took place today.

- One week after being placed on the site, the movie, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today (Blu-ray version) was still at No.1 in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” section on (The DVD version meanwhile stood at No.4.)
- Display copies of the Circus ’68 book went on display in The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, Liverpool. (“A big thank you to both Anne Marie and Stephen… Wonderful people!”)

(11) Berkshire / The World – Cavern club text – was work on it finally finished? It looks like it was…
- Conversation with ace designer, Paul S and the ongoing CCR project took an unexpected, rather pleasant twist today.

(10) Overcast Berkshire – 47 years since The Beatles officially split, it was a monster email catch-up day…

- Incredible to think, but “It Was 20 Years Ago Today” that his definitive, co-authored Rolling Stones book, Good Times, Bad Times was released by Complete Music.

- Keith received news from movie producer, Alan Byron that the long planned; Odeon Entertainment film on The Beatles’ early years (which featured an interview with him) was back on the cards, and nearing completion.

(8) Aintree, Liverpool – The sporting highlight of the year, the 170th running of the world’s greatest horse race, The Grand National. It was another great betting year with Keith successfully backing the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th placed horses.

(7) West End London – Another monstrously busy day, taking in Windsor, Slough and then the West End of London where our Mr. Badman had a meeting with director, Alan G, producer, Alexa Morris, and film financier, Michael. The reason for the hook-up, to discuss (I kid you not) the purchase and development of one of Keith’s Beatles books into a fully-fledged movie.

- Amazon – Incredible, but true!! Just one day after going on sale, the Blu-ray and DVD releases of the Beatles movie reached Nos 1 and 2 respectively in the “Hot New Releases in Music Video & Concert” chart on the site. “Wow!”

(6) Amazon – The Blu-ray and DVD releases of It Was 50 Years Ago Today were listed for the first time today on and… sales were very brisk indeed!! Incredible really since they will not be released officially until July 3.

- The Beatles' Pepper 50 Years Ago Today movie trailer was picked-up by The Guardian website and, by the following Monday, it had been watched by over half-a-million people. The trailer was also carried by the New Musical Express site.

- Windsor, Berkshire - Another almighty catchy-up, this time with Keith’s old, fellow Beatles-loving mate, Daniel.

(5) Rather Sunny Berkshire, thank you – (Roll on drums) after a two week delay, the official movie trailer for Alan G. Parker’s It Was 50 Years Ago Today was finally released to the world on YouTube. On the same day, a report on the movie was carried by the Classic Rock website.

-Further discussions took place today about the aforementioned Sandie Shaw project.
-Another surprise, with stocks practically out, Keith’s Marilyn (softback) returned to the #1 spot on the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(4) Overcast Berkshire – Discussions about the CCR project took place between Keith and designer, Paul. A lengthy chat about the legalities of the new Beatles movie was also had today with producer, Alexa Morris.

(3) Quite Sunny Berkshire – Promotional text, for the CCR Pledge campaign, was prepared today.

- London - Confusion / heated arguments over the trailer for the new Beatles Pepper movie took place today between the companies in charge of promoting the film.
- Discussions commenced today involving the aforementioned Sandie Shaw project as well as ones involving the new one, the Beatles film drama, And In The End...
- Director, Alan G. announced the trailer for It Was 50 Years Ago Today would be officially released this coming week…