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Thursday, 29 March 2018

September 2017 - Building work, Marilyn, Pepper and the Rock Gods, Queen!

(30) Overcast Berkshire – Building work (day one) at Chez Badman…

(29) Overcast Berkshire – Archive work resumed on the new official, Queen documentary, a show celebrating the big fortieth anniversary of their superb, 1977 album, News of the World.
(28) Windsor, Berkshire – Catch-up with another of Keith’s old chums, Daniel J. out in Royal Windsor.
- A great conversation with producer, Simon L… the “Book-to-Film” Marilyn idea was progressing very nicely.

(23) Dry, but overcast Berkshire – The start of a five-date tour of catch-ups with some old friends, beginning tonight with one of the country’s top record/ Beatles dealers, Steve Holmes. The venue, Langley, in Berkshire. It was their first social,  non-Beatles related hook-up in over… a quarter of a century! 
(13 – 14) Canada –Keith’s Marilyn (paperback edition) suddenly, once again became THE “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” reads on Amazon in Canada. “Incredible!”
(13) Sunny Berkshire – Work on the latest Rockin’ The Box article for Record Collector magazine was completed this morning. This time under the spotlight, John Lennon’s appearance on the December 1969 ATV/ITV special, Man of the Decade.
(11) Sunny Berkshire – Work began on the latest instalment of Rockin’ The Box.
(10) UK – A major photo update took place on this site, particularly the images of Keith on drums at the Liverpool Convention just two weeks earlier.
(9) UK/ Europe – Latest edition of Record Collector was released and included Keith’s recent Rockin’ The Box article on The Yardbirds on Granada TV in 1964. The piece even warranted a “Yardbirds On TV” mention on the mag’s front cover!
(8) USA – The Pepper-influenced movie, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today… was officially released on DVD and Blu-ray in the world’s biggest territory and most influential territory… America.
- That day, the first review appeared… Written by leading Beatles columnist, and freelance contributor at Billboard Magazine, Steve Marinucci , the piece, at axs.com said, “As do most unauthorized films like this, “It Was Fifty Years Ago” features a collection of vintage footage. In this case, however, the film has some longer (and not usually seen) versions of that footage. Credit for that should probably go to archival producer Keith Badman, also an author of several excellent reference books on the Beatles.”
Thanks, Steve. Appreciate it.

(7) UK / America etc. – The third part (featuring the second part of Keith’s recent interview about Marilyn) was sent out to the radio stations in America (New York, Texas and Illinois) and Australia. The broadcasts of which, will go out tomorrow (September 8); stations/ timings as before.

(6) UK – Another major update took place on this site, particularly the photos section.
(1)Goodreads – Another five-star review of Marilyn (the Italian version, Gli ultimi giorni di Marilyn Monroe) on the top-rated book-reading website, this time from “Giovanna”.