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Monday, 15 August 2016

May 2016 "Still cold... but it's hotting up outside"

(26) BAFTAs, London – Another trip to London, and another visit to that wold-famous, show-biz venue. Alongside top designer, Paul Skellart, amongst the luminaries Keith met that night; FA Chairman, Greg Dykes; DJ/ TV personality, “Diddy” David Hamilton and dancer, actor, film, TV personality, Lionel Blair (no less – see pic on photo page). Thanks to Chris Perry at Kaleidoscope for the invite and truly great night.

(23) Leafy (Sunny) Berkshire – Another busy day with further, albeit brief, work on the new George Carlin movie. An email was also received containing some rather nice, most pleasant, highly interesting Lennon-related items.

- With just 17 days to go, the Rock And Roll Circus / Pledge campaign stood at 87 per cent of its goal. “Almost there,” the team screamed.

- Leafy (now overcast) Berkshire – Time also to update the blog on Keith’s website.

-Meanwhile, over on Amazon.co.uk, a big thanks to “Angus/malcolmnews” for his 5 out of 5 stars review of Marilyn (paperback). His description of it, simply…”Excellent,” adding it was, “Quite a sad story,” which unfortunately it was.

(20) Leafy Berkshire – It could not be possible but even more editorial work was carried out on the new, forthcoming Beatles/ Hunter encyclopaedia, and with that, fingers crossed, work on it, as far as Keith was concerned, was finished!! (Out in September, we believe.)

(17-18) Leafy Berkshire – Revision, queries and amendments (a-plenty) on the definitive Hunter Davies / Beatles project, which has now got a firm, contract title… “The Beatles Book,” and that title just about sums it all up. This will hopefully be accepted/ regarded as THE ultimate book on all things The Fab Four, “And when you see it, you will know precisely why.”

(16) Soho, Central London – A trip into the Capital to see director, Alan G. editor, Ian and see how work is progressing on the new George Carlin documentary… and it’s looking great!!

(15) USA – Keith heard from Alan Scharf, proprietor of The BOOMERoom™ Music Network (www.BOOMERoom.com), which was created to “consolidate this great new music in one place, along with all the oldies, within an interactive Music Discovery and Social Network.” Check the super site out and spread the word about it. “Great hearing from you, Alan. I’m sure we can do business together in the future.”

(13) Leafy Berkshire – Pledge’s Rock And Roll Circus campaign stood at 82 per cent… “So near, yet so far away.” So, to help bolster sales, and reach the final goal, Keith recorded a special exclusive message for the campaign which was uploaded onto the Pledge site.

(11) Leafy Berkshire – Archive work resumed on the new George Carlin movie.

(10) Central London – Cavern club related business, at a top London hotel with Billy Heckle and Jon Keats of (the world famous) Cavern City Tours. “And very productive it was too!!” Keith remarked afterwards, adding, “We drank soft drinks from the first minute… to the last.”

- Excitement builds when Keith saw the first print-out of the new, Hunter Davies Beatles book. Quite simply, “Wow!!!!!!!!!!”

(5/6) Leafy Berkshire – Incredibly busy day on final edits (we hope) of the new Hunter/ Beatles book and (would you believe) the archive side of the (hopefully) forthcoming David Essex movie.
May 5 was punctuated by the arrival of Producer, Simon Lupton’s truly stunning, “Sizzle Reel” (trailer) of the movie/ screen adaptation of Keith’s Marilyn book. “Thank you. It is simply wonderful, simply wonderful,” he said immediately after watching it.

(4/5) Leafy Berkshire – RC Rockin’ The Box article day. Keith’s piece on the 1979’s History of The Who show was completed.

(4) Leafy Berkshire – May Day Bank Holiday over, it was another “Mega Busy” day – Besides starting on his latest RC Rockin’ article, Keith spoke / sorted business with Paul Skellart at Archivum / Bob & Billy about the Cavern book / Alexa about the new George Carlin movie and fellow (top/ revered) archivist, Lisa Savage who had flown in from Australia especially.

Saturday, 13 August 2016