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Thursday, 29 March 2018

October 2017 - Beatles, Marilyn, JFK and Queen!

(31) UK/ Chilly Berkshire – Discussions with a famous photographer, top designer and a leading memorabilia dealer peppered today’s proceedings, the highlight from which, a major move forward towards the publishing of a rather exciting, exclusive and deluxe book for 2020…

(29) USA – A big thank you to “debby harmon” for her 5 out of 5 stars rating of Marilyn (hardback version) on Amazon.com.
- Early morning catch-up chat with legendary 60s/70s snapper, Michael Randolph…

- UK / Europe – Just five days to go to the television premiere (on BBC Four) of Queen: Rock The World, a documentary to mark the fortieth anniversary of their classic album, News Of The World (and featuring archive research by Mr Badman himself)… 

(26) USA – The National Archives release 2,800 previously classified files relating to the assassination of President, John F. Kennedy. To say Keith was all over them like bees over honey, was putting it rather mildly… “The story about an anonymous call to a newspaper in Cambridge saying ‘Something’s going to happen’ 25-minutes BEFORE Kennedy was shot, was particularly interesting… and enthralling,” he remarked.  

(25) Sunny Berkshire – More preliminary archive research on the new, rather exciting movie project.

(24) Canada – Marilyn was still at the top spot in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” listing on Amazon Canada. (It had fallen to No.2 in the “Best Sellers” section…)

(23) Canada – Another incredible day when (three YEARS after its release) the paperback edition of Marilyn raced back to the No.1 position (yes NUMBER ONE) in two different charts on Amazon Canada… “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” and “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” listings… Incredible!

- Further preliminary research work on the new, rather exciting movie project.
(18) Wet/ Rainy Berkshire – More early, pre-production work on a new, rather exciting film/ documentary project.

- Invoices were submitted to various companies. “We must eat, you know.” 
(16) Wandsworth – A trip out to see director, Alan G. to discuss the new, various ongoing projects.
(14) Subscribers – The Pepper movie, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... began its two-month run on one of the world’s biggest the movie subscribers channel, Netflix.
(12) Goodreads – Many thanks to “Marilyn” for her five-star rating of Marilyn on the top, book reading site, Goodreads. “Thank you!”
(10) Wigan – A trip up North to see one of the World’s biggest Beatles dealers; Paul Wane at Tracks to see his truly amazing collection of pictures.
(9) Cold, Overcast Berkshire – Rockin’ The Box was finished and sent...
- Further, rather early, formative work on the new Lennon film/ drama idea also took place today.
(7) USA – Many thanks to “Samantha Dee” for her 5-star rating of Marilyn on the Goodreads website… “It was amazing,” she said… Thank you! 
(6 - 9) Overcast Berkshire – A week earlier than usual, the latest Rockin’ The Box (for Record Collector magazine) was started and wrapped…This month, Wings’ rare 1979 appearance on the Tyne-Tees TV show, Saturday Shake-Up
(4/5/6) Sunny Berkshire – The new, proposed John Lennon documentary took a rather adventurous, highly interesting few steps forward over those three days…
(2) Berkshire – Another exceptionally long and busy day, taking in the High Street, the doctors as well as catch-ups with long-time friends, Mike Randolph (at 1pm) and Gary S (at 9:15pm)…
- Archive work was wrapped on the new, official Queen documentary…