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Wednesday 13 August 2014

July 2014

(31) Canada / Italy – What a great end to the month. For three straight days, with its stock now depleted, Keith’s Marilyn was still the “most wished for” book on Amazon Canada; while in Italy, the Kindle version of it was at n.19 in the “Arte, cinema e fotografia > Cinema e television” section of the site.

(30) Canada – One day on and Keith’s Marilyn was still the most wished-for book on the actress on Amazon Canada. How cool!

(29) Canada – Over the moon!! Amazon Canada. Marilyn raced back to the No.1 position in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” on the site, and was at No.3 in the Marilyn best-sellers listing on the site. (“Wonderful!! Just wonderful!!”)
- A most pleasant visit to Church and then an invigorated Keith returned to further extensive work on the new ITV and Beatles projects.

(28) Leafy Berkshire – Yep, Record Collector time again. Keith penned his latest Rockin’ The Box feature; this time, Kate Bush’s (rarely seen, never repeated) first appearance on ITV’s tea-time pop show, Razzmatazz, in July 1981.

(23) America - Thanks to reader, Jerry Quinn for this excellent review of Marilyn on “Great book…The seller, the price, the book were all excellent. Great read about how the Kennedys and Peter Lawford were involved in her death. Could not put it down.” (“Thanks Jerry, you’re a star!”)

(22) Leafy Berkshire – Work on the new, rather exciting Beatles project progresses. “Hope everyone likes it,” Keith said. (It’s set for release mid-2016)

(20) O2 London, England – A rather happy Mr Badman was sat in the audience at the final night of the Monty Python reunion shows. “Spam-spam-spam and spam,” he thought. (“I seemed to know every line from every sketch… but it was still most enjoyable!”)

(19) Leafy Berkshire – Yep, that time again, a return visit to the home of the fine cook, Mr John Barratt. Once again, a night of top food, and fine conversation was on the agenda. (“Thanks, John, mate. You’re a top chap and a star!”)

(18) Italy – Back in the Top 100! The kindle version of Marilyn climbed back up to the n.98 position in the “eBook Kindle > Arte, cinema e fotografia > Cinema e televisione” section on Amazon Italy.

(17) Leafy Berkshire – Another frantic day of research and typing on the new Beatles project. (“More news on this shortly, by the way.”)

(14) America – A climb back up to the #9 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon and the #88 spot in the “Humor & Entertainment > Movies > History & Criticism” are of the site. - The latest edition of Record Collector, featuring Keith’s piece on Joe Strummer landed on door-mats across the country (and Europe).

- Another busy day of typing (and researching) on the new Beatles project.

(12) America – What a welcome surprise! Exactly two years after its US release, Marilyn made a fabulous jump up to the #9 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on

(10) South London – Another trip into the capital, to see (and discuss new projects with) Tel and Mike Chapman. (“Watch this space!”)

(04) America – And it keeps on selling, Marilyn climbed back to the #13 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on