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Monday, 23 May 2016

April 2016 "Not My Monkey's..."

(29) Soho, Central London – Yet around excursion into the Capital, this time to catch-up with top director, Alan G. Parker, and editor, Ian for preliminary work on the new, Momentum Pictures, George Carlin movie, which now boasts a rather interesting title of, Not My Circus, Not My Monkey's...

- Canada – Whoa! Get This!! The paperback version of Marilyn suddenly returned to the #1 position in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” chart on Amazon Canada. Wow!! Simply incredible. It was also spotted at #4 in the “Books > Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” and in the #80 position in the “Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Entertainers” sections on the site.

(22) The World – The latest edition of RC, featuring Keith’s piece on The Who, crashed thru letter boxes of subscribers across the Globe.

(18) Canada – How’s this for a surprise. The Kindle version of Marilyn made a surprise leap to the #3 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. It didn’t end there. This version was also seen at #32 in the “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies” and at #78 in the “Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Entertainers” section of the site. “6 years after its initial release, and it’s still selling. Thank you all!”

(16) Leafy Berkshire – Another trip out to John’s Bistro, one of Slough’s finest eateries. “Top food and delightful, incisive conversation was on the menu that night. Thanks, Chaps.”

(13/14) Leafy Berkshire – Even more editorial work on the forthcoming Beatles Encyclopaedia.

- “Time to update my website, post additional blogs, and organise meetings for the week after next, I reckon,” Keith mused. “Then visit my dear Mum and then hang-out for the late evening with two old mates. What a day!”

(9) Grand National Day, Aintree, Liverpool – Yes. The world stops and watches. Its sports’ biggest day, the most exciting horse race in the world, The Grand National.

(8) Putney, South-West London – Keith caught up with his old ITN friend, Ross Landau. “Great seeing you, mate. Enjoyed the catch-up.”

(4) Leafy Berkshire – Ultimate Record Collector deadline day. Concluding work on The Who’s riotous January 1973 appearance with Russell Harty.

March 2016 "Things are warming up..."

(31) Leafy Berkshire – All go here, Keith started work on his latest Rockin’ The Box article for RC magazine. This month’s topic, the missing, historic, riotous and extremely rare video footage from The Who’s January 1973 appearance on LWT/ ITV’s Russell Harty Plus.

-Then, at 4pm (3pm GMT, 10am New York time), Keith gave a lengthy interview to Todd at The Huffington Post. The topic of conversation? The break-up of The Beatles.

(30) Windsor – First meeting between Mike, Paul Skellert (Archivum) and Keith to discuss their new, Rock And Roll Circus project.

(28/29) Leafy Berkshire – Via mostly his Agent, Robert Kirby and assistant, Kate, a plethora of interviews and dinner invites arrived for Keith; amongst them, interviews for the New York office of The Huffington Post and the American, Movie Geeks United podcast, which boasts a monthly worldwide subscriber base of just less than 6 million! Carried and promoted by Blog Talk Radio, their programmes on the podcasting network draws over 23 million unique listeners each and every month. Invites also came for the official launch party of Proud Galleries and Terry O’Neill’s Breaking Stones 1968-1969: A Band on the Brink of Superstardom exhibition on Wednesday April 6 and then, from Arion Press, a lunch request, at the 2016 Spring Benefit Dinner of the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco, California in May. “Lovely to be known and respected,” Keith said. “Thank you all.”

(21 onwards) Leafy Berkshire – Time is spent promoting the new Pledge Circus ’68 project (as it was now known), researching the new George Carlin movie as well as concluding the fine-tuning of the forthcoming Hunter Davies Beatles Encyclopaedia.

(17 - 18) Pledge Music – 6pm, after many, many months of planning, the big launch of the Randolph, Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus campaign finally took place on Pledge Music. Incredibly, by 11 the following morning, it had already reached 22 per cent of its target! Simply incredible!

(15 – 17) Lawford-Land – South Coast. Desperately in need of a breather, Keith made his regular excursion out to Lawford-land. “And lovely it was too!”

(14) Canada / UK – With stocks seriously depleted (just one remained in store), the paperback Marilyn found itself in the #3 position in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(13) UK - On the UK version of Amazon, a big thanks to “Amazon Customer” for this nice review of Keith’s Marilyn book, “Thorough account… on the whole l thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've certainly learned a few things from it that l didn't know before. A must for Marilyn fans.”

(10) Leafy Berkshire twinned with Pledge and the World – It’s almost here. After many months of planning, it was announced that the official launch of the new, Rock And Roll Circus / Pledge Music campaign will launch next Wednesday, March 16, AT 6pm UK Time!

(7/8) Leafy Berkshire – Two frantic days, preparing the new Pledge Music, Mike Randolph Rock And Roll Music campaign as well as fine-tuning text on the new (monster, million paged) Hunter Davies Beatles Encyclopaedia.

(3) Central London – Another trip into the Big City, this time for a 1:30pm meeting with the top designer, Paul Skellart of Archivum. This was followed by another hugely-enjoyable visit to the BAFTAs where Keith’s good friends at AP were holding another private get-together and screening.

(2) Leafy Berkshire – An extra dose of RC work; a review of a newly released Beatles book, plus additional work on a forthcoming, hopeful TV documentary.

(1)Leafy Berkshire – Another month, another Record Collector article. This time, Rod Stewart’s second solo appearance on LWT/ ITV’s Russell Harty Show in October 1974.