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Thursday, 14 April 2016

February 2016 "The Dawn of a New Era"

(26 onwards) Leafy Berkshire – Serious archive research begins on the new George Carlin movie. “It’s gonna be a crazy, exciting and hectic next few months, that’s for sure.”

(23) “The Office,” on Charing Cross Road, Central London – First pre-production meeting with the personnel involved on the film of the new movie, documentary on the life of the late, great, controversial US stand-up comedian, George Carlin.

(17) Leafy Berkshire – Another monster, action-packed day with lengthy discussions involving the new Stones’ Circus ’68 and forthcoming movie projects.

(15) Canada a go-go – The softback of Marilyn continued to sell. On Amazon Canada, in the Bestsellers Rank, it was seen at #2 in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” listings; #18 in the “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” rankings and at #151 in the Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Entertainers charts, and with that, the book was, once more, completely out of stock on the site.

(13) Canada – Still hanging in there – The paperback Marilyn was seen at the #326 position in the “Books > Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” section on Amazon Canada.

(9) Leafy Berkshire / twinned with London – Breaking News! A contract was presented on a rather exciting new film project! More News Soon!

Canada – In the Amazon Bestsellers Rank on Amazon Canada, the paperback version of Marilyn was seen at #20 and #290 in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” and the “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” sections of the site respectively.

(5) Leafy Berkshire – Incredibly, even more work on the forthcoming, definitive new Hunter Davies Beatles tome.

(2) Leafy Berkshire – Even more fine-tuning, tinkering on the new Beatles Encyclopaedia book, which has now naturally been put back to September 2016. “But it will be worth it!”

January 2016 “A New Year Has Begun…”

(31) The sad death of DJ, broadcaster, Terry Wogan was announced. Keith had the fortune of meeting him in July 1973 when he opened the new Sperrings stationary, gift shop in Slough High Street. "He signed my Slade, Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me sticker that day," Keith fondly recalled.

(30) Italy – Another superb, five-out-of-five review of Marilyn, this time by “DaMILENA” was placed on Amazon Italy.

(27/28) Leafy Berkshire – Two days spent developing and researching the new, rather exciting project with Laurence and, on this day, more work was carried-out on the new Cavern club book. “All go here, ya’ know.”

(26) Leafy Berkshire – Keith submitted his annual tax returns. “Yippee all round,” he screamed.

(25) Liverpool – It was announced that Monkee, Micky Dolenz will be one of the star guests at this year’s Liverpool Beatles Convention and with Keith (a long-time fanatic of the group) in contention to (once again) run the video show at the event, he was one very happy chap indeed!!

(24) USA – Many thanks to “TECon” for their Five-Star review of Marilyn (hardcover version) on Amazon Canada. “Excellent book!” he/ she wrote.

(21) Leafy Berkshire – Massive day of catch-ups and initial work on a new project discussed with Laurence one day earlier.

- Canada – Marilyn (paperback edition) suddenly climbed to the #2 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section of Amazon Canada. In the same chart, on the same day, the hardback version was to be found at #18. Meanwhile, the softback was also seen today in the #6 position in the “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” section of the site. Nice one!

(20) West / North London / Leafy Berkshire – Yet another (thankfully) crazy day with a lunchtime meet with one of the country’s top property buyers/ developers, Laurence and then an evening catch-up with one of Keith’s longest-ever friends, Daniel J.

(19) Leafy Berkshire – Another frantic day, with work involving the David Essex movie, Cavern club book and the clearance of songs for use on the forthcoming Brian Jones flick.

(18) Leafy Berkshire – Crazy day; with discussions / telephone plans involving a project with radio legend, Dave Cash, the new David Essex movie, and the forthcoming, high-quality Stones’ Circus and Beatles live ’66 publications.

(Week prior to 15) Leafy Berkshire – More fine-tuning on the Cavern text as well as (would you believe) additional editorial work on the forthcoming Hunter Davies / Beatles Encyclopaedia.

(9) Canada – Get this. In the Amazon Bestsellers Rank, the paperback version of Marilyn suddenly climbed to the #2 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site. On the same day, same site, it was spotted at #46 and #320 respectively in the “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” and “Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Entertainers” sections.

(5 – 7) Leafy Berkshire – Further work on the deluxe, limited Edition Cavern club book when fine-tuning of the text took place.

(4/5) Leafy Berkshire – A return to work! Welcome to the New Year. RC’s Rockin’ The Box deadline loomed large on the opening day; first up, Rod Stewart’s 1973 appearance on ITV’s Russell Harty Show.

December 2015 "Everywhere It's Christmas!"

(30) Europe – Latest edition of Record Collector arrived at homes/ businesses / subscribers across UK / Europe… 2015 is now pretty much over. Here’s to 2016!!

- Leafy Berkshire – Even more fine-tuning of the Cavern club text…

(29) Italy – Amazon Italy Marilyn (kindle version) had climbed to the n.106 position in the “Arte, cinema e fotografia > Cinema e television” section on the site.

(28/29) Leafy Berkshire – With Christmas still being celebrated, Keith spent two days tidying-up/ wrapping the final draft text for the Cavern club book.

(25) Christmas Day – Leafy Berkshire – The big day arrived. Keith spent it with his beloved Mother, Kathleen. The finest anyone could ever wish for… A big "Thank you to the staff, Nurses and carers for helping to make this day so memorable."

- A big "thank you" must also go to the legendary DJ, Dave Cash who, at approximately 9:41 on Christmas Day morning played for Keith's Mum, one of her favourite-ever Festive songs, Johnny Mathis' 'When A Child Is Born'. "Cheers, Dave, you are a top chap indeed. Thank you, from both of us."

(23) BBC Radio – With The Beatles’ catalogue about to go on streaming for the first time, Keith was asked to talk about it on The Paul Ross Show. During which, Paul to Keith, “If I go on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, will you be my Phone-A-Friend?” “Of course, I will,” Keith replied.

(21) London – Meeting in Wandsworth between Keith, director, Alan G. Parker and producer, Alexa Morris. Several, exciting new projects were discussed and placed firmly in the 2016 pipeline, so watch this space. Afterwards, a hastily-arranged trip to the Emirates to watch Keith’s beloved Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-1 in the Premier League. Yay!

(18) Leafy Berkshire – Time for another catch-up with the producer, comedy legend, Simon Lupton. The hours whizzed-by before a trip to Pinewood Studios was made, where shooting of the new series of Red Dwarf was taking place.

(14) UK – Looking outside the top of the charts, on Amazon UK, Marilyn was at #208 in the “Biography & True Accounts > Arts & Literature > Actors & Entertainers” in the Kindle store.

(13) UK – Wow! Another 5.0 out of 5 review of Marilyn (Kindle version) by someone called “Amazon Customer” was placed on Amazon UK.

(12) Berkshire – Another trip out to John Barratt’s fine bistro. Fine food and top conversation was the order of the evening here.

(11) Gillingham, Dorset – Keith jumped on the train to attend more location filming on the new Pirate Radio documentary. The plan today, to interview the legendary DJ and broadcaster, Johnnie Walker. “What a superb day and host. A legend,” Keith said afterwards. (See pic in photo session.)

(8) Windsor – Another trip to Queen Country for another 1:30pm meet with the legendary snapper, Mike Randolph.

(7) Canada – Marilyn (paperback) was still, “Temporarily out of stock” on Amazon Canada.

(4) Canada – Thanks to Patti Burrows for her five-star review of Marilyn (paperback version) on Amazon Canada. On the same day, same version was at #7 in the Marilyn Best Sellers listing.

- BBC Four premiered I’m Not In Love, the long overdue documentary story of the mega pop group, 10cc. Featured in which was an interview with Sir Tim Rice and, once more, Keith’s 1999 book, The Beatles After The Break-Up was seen near him in his sequences. “He’s obviously got great reading taste.”

(3) Canada – In a rush to Christmas, the paperback version of Marilyn temporarily out of stock on Amazon Canada.

(2) London – Keith, and guest, friend Gemma Williams was in attendance at Proud Gallery’s private, Sinatra at 100 exhibition party.

(1) UK – Marilyn was spotted at #53 in the “Books > Biography & True Accounts > Arts & Literature > Actors & Entertainers” Kindle store on Amazon.co.uk.