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Thursday, 29 March 2018

August 2017 - US radio, Pepper film, Liverpool... and a return to the concert stage!

(30) America – The following US radio stations, BNNS Internet Radio (in Illinois), the Diversity Broadcasting Network (in New York), the TMV Cafe (San Antonio), the Pyramid One Network and White Light Infinity Radio all received their copies of the second part of the Marilyn 3-part special (Keith’s first part) ready for transmission the following day.

Diversity Broadcasting Network aired on Thursday (August 31) at midnight and was also available on the station’s “play on demand” service.  TMV Café broadcast the programme at 2am on Friday morning (UK time).

(27 - 31) Liverpool Beatles Convention – Keith's 31st video show. Early versions of the Cavern book were on display and Keith even shook hands with the legendary US radio DJ, reporter, Larry Kane.

- Big news time!  At 12:51, during the early hours of August 29, for the first time in many years, he jumped on stage to play drums, with musicians such as CCT’s Jon Keats and some all the way from Brazil, to play tracks such as ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in an impromptu 20-minute set.  (Pics were taken... see photo section on this site.)

- Great opportunity also for Keith to catch-up with so many if his close friends.

(25) Canada – In the “Top Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada, the paperback version of Marilyn stood while the kindle edition was placed three places hi8gher at number 15.

(22 - 23) Sunny Berkshire – In readiness for the Liverpool concert, today saw the start of the great UK invasion of some of Keith’s American friends.
(17) Overcast Berkshire / twinned with London – Further pre-production (albeit brief) work on the Mexico ’70 movie idea.
(16) UK – Exciting news! The Marilyn “Book-to-TV” drama idea edged along a little but further.
(14) US – The famous Marilyn photographer, Douglas Kirkland sent Keith a message via Linkedin.
- US Radio interview – New York, Illinois, Dallas and Australia. Due to it carrying on far longer than anticipated, Keith was invited to appear in another part of the Marilyn special, the taping of which was scheduled to place the following Monday, August 21 (to be broadcast September 7).
(7) UK – Thanks also to “Garth” for his five-star review of Marilyn (kindle edition), this time on Amazon in the UK. “This Is a Very Good Book,” he wrote, “Well worth the Buy.” Nice!
- In readiness for the proper US radio taping session next week, Keith partook in an afternoon audio testing session with Diane (in the UK) and Norm (over in the States). The subject? The 55th anniversary since Marilyn sadly passed away.
(5) Goodreads – Many thanks to “Middlethought” for their five-star review of Marilyn on the renowned book reading site.
(4) Sunny Berkshire – Getting closer… plans to turn Marilyn into a drama pic edged ever closer…
(3) Camden, London – Keith had a most enjoyable lunch with Reynold D’Silva and Pete Compton of Silva Screen. Naturally, much was discussed, including how well their Pepper, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today… film had done.  
(2) Germany – The Pepper movie continues to spread across the world. It was announced today it will be released in cinemas across Cologne, Germany on August 27. (Director Alan G will head there to begin promotions for it on Monday, August 7.)