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KILROY 04-03-2010 08:44 PM

The Beatles
 
Is there anyone who's a fan or knows a bit about the Beatles i need to find there top 10 selling songs for my son's homework so any help would be much appreciated. Regards

Little Matt 04-03-2010 08:45 PM

PM Beatleboy. He was Ringo's jockstrap during the 60s or something.

Cartoon Head 04-03-2010 08:46 PM

this should help.

http://www.jpgr.co.uk/stats_top30_beatles.html

KILROY 04-03-2010 08:52 PM

Many Thanks

hughff 04-03-2010 08:53 PM

Google not working for you?

Cartoon Head 04-03-2010 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by KILROY
Many Thanks

you're welcome.

great homework by the way:p

my daughter was stuck with science tonight:(

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 05:42 AM

I hope your son concludes his home work with some sort of statement along the lines of "A boy ban who got lucky, the only two members of which died early, leaving the two surviving dimwits to live off of their deceased colleagues reputations. The musical equivalent of The Emporers new clothes".

Asagaya_Eagle 05-03-2010 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
I hope your son concludes his home work with some sort of statement along the lines of "A boy ban who got lucky, the only two members of which died early, leaving the two surviving dimwits to live off of their deceased colleagues reputations. The musical equivalent of The Emporers new clothes".

Not a big fan then?

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 06:07 AM

Can you tell?

James 05-03-2010 06:10 AM

I confess that I had not heard of the 'Beatles' - but I was able to find a little bit about them by using Google. It seems that they were a beat combo who had some success in the 1960's and early 1970's. I have downloaded a couple of their tunes, and they were quite good!

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by James
I confess that I had not heard of the 'Beatles' - but I was able to find a little bit about them by using Google. It seems that they were a beat combo who had some success in the 1960's and early 1970's. I have downloaded a couple of their tunes, and they were quite good!

But everyone knows you're stupid.

James 05-03-2010 07:22 AM

Surely not everyone?

Psychokiller 05-03-2010 07:23 AM

Well, you did get sacked from Lanfranc. Even I could teach there!

James 05-03-2010 07:25 AM

I didn't get sacked - I was offered a move to John Newnham after I had been stabbed in the leg by a young girl (with a protractor).

OscillateWildly 05-03-2010 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
I hope your son concludes his home work with some sort of statement along the lines of "A boy ban who got lucky, the only two members of which died early, leaving the two surviving dimwits to live off of their deceased colleagues reputations. The musical equivalent of The Emporers new clothes".

I fear that you and cultural history are strangers and will never meet.

Psychokiller 05-03-2010 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by James
I didn't get sacked - I was offered a move to John Newnham after I had been stabbed in the leg by a young girl (with a protractor).

Well that was your own stupid fault. Everyone knows that you should never set foot in Lanfranc without a full set of body armour and a can of mace.

James 05-03-2010 07:26 AM

... but back to the 'Beatles'. Has anyone heard of 'Twist and Shout'? It's a jolly little tune, with quite a bit of shouting, but some decent harmonies. I am surprised that this band are not better known.

Psychokiller 05-03-2010 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by James
... but back to the 'Beatles'. Has anyone heard of 'Twist and Shout'? It's a jolly little tune, with quite a bit of shouting, but some decent harmonies. I am surprised that this band are not better known.

They won't get anywhere with that drummer, they should sack him now if they want to be successful.

James 05-03-2010 07:29 AM

Actually, I believe that Richard, the drummer, was a replacement for a bloke called Peter! Why don't you like him? Surely a drummer isn't that important.

Psychokiller 05-03-2010 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by James
Actually, I believe that Richard, the drummer, was a replacement for a bloke called Peter! Why don't you like him? Surely a drummer isn't that important.

He looks a bit creepy, like the kind of bloke who REALLY REALLY wants to work with children.....

James 05-03-2010 07:31 AM

Also, the Band must have disbanded year ago - according to Wikipedia most of their tunes were in the 1960's and 1970's. I doubt whether changing a drummer now would be much use to them!

Men At Work 05-03-2010 07:35 AM

As that bloke from Decca records said, "guitar groups are on the way out".

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 07:37 AM

I am the egg man, we are the egg men, I am the walrus, goo goo gajoob.

genius.

OscillateWildly 05-03-2010 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
I am the egg man, we are the egg men, I am the walrus, goo goo gajoob.

genius.


Oh come on. You could do this with Bob Dylan's lyrics. Was he shite too?

(Please tell me you don't think that Bobby D is shite?)

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by OscillateWildly
Oh come on. You could do this with Bob Dylan's lyrics. Was he shite too?

(Please tell me you don't think that Bobby D is shite?)

Are Mr Zimmermans fans as deluded and easily riled as Beatles freaks?

stevek 05-03-2010 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by James
Also, the Band must have disbanded year ago - according to Wikipedia most of their tunes were in the 1960's and 1970's. I doubt whether changing a drummer now would be much use to them!

I may be wrong, but I understand that one or more of the members of the band may now be deceased, so some changes in line up would appear necessary if they were to make a comeback.

garronrav 05-03-2010 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by OscillateWildly
Oh come on. You could do this with Bob Dylan's lyrics. Was he shite too?

(Please tell me you don't think that Bobby D is shite?)

whos bob dylan ive never heard of hm

west country boy 05-03-2010 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by OscillateWildly
Oh come on. You could do this with Bob Dylan's lyrics. Was he shite too?

(Please tell me you don't think that Bobby D is shite?)

Leave him OW, he ain't worth it.

OscillateWildly 05-03-2010 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by garronrav
whos bob dylan ive never heard of hm

He was a 1960's rap artiste.

garronrav 05-03-2010 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by OscillateWildly
He was a 1960's rap artiste.

what with the boomtown rats ?

OscillateWildly 05-03-2010 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by garronrav
what with the boomtown rats ?

Nah, you're thinking of that Oirish arms dealer I think.

garronrav 05-03-2010 07:56 AM

bob sands

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 07:56 AM

Bob Zimmerman was in Hermans Hermits.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 07:58 AM

Careful, beatleboys hovering, he goin' to go medieval on yo ass!

garronrav 05-03-2010 08:00 AM

its good news week

garronrav 05-03-2010 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
Careful, beatleboys hovering, he goin' to go medieval on yo ass!

something tells me im into something good:(

Beatleboy 05-03-2010 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
I am the egg man, we are the egg men, I am the walrus, goo goo gajoob.

genius.


Come on, Lennon's brilliant wordplay and love of nonsense is well known, he even wrote a few books of nonsense ( I believe he was a fan of Edward Lear). Lennon's books included " A Spaniard in the works" and "In his own Write."

Phrases such as " A Hard Day's Night" have become legend.

" A legend in his own lunchtime" - is another example of Lennon Wordplay.

So lets start off listing your achievements first Maidstoned and then we will compare them with those of John lennon in his tragically short life?

:hi:

And for every bit of fun nonsense he wrote, or put in a song, you can find, some written and musical gems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Beatleboy
Come on, Lennon's brilliant wordplay and love of nonsense is well known, he even wrote a few books of nonsense ( I believe he was a fan of Edward Lear). Lennon's books included " A Spaniard in the works" and "In his own Write."

Phrases such as " A Hard Day's Night" have become legend.

" A legend in his own lunchtime" - is another example of Lennon Wordplay.

So lets start off listing your achievements first Maidstoned and then we will compare them with those of John lennon in his tragically short life?

:hi:

And for every bit of fun nonsense he wrote, or put in a song, you can find, some written and musical gems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ

Only if you list yours first. As you already know if you took the Beatle blinkers from your eyes, I like Lennon, especially when he was released from the insipid shackles of Mc*****ey. However I do not buy into tghe claptrap about how important a 60's version of take that, was to music.

Your idolisation for these mop topped pretty boys is somewhat akin to a pre pubescent girl rubbing herself at glee over JLS's latest output.

Beatleboy 05-03-2010 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by KILROY
Is there anyone who's a fan or knows a bit about the Beatles i need to find there top 10 selling songs for my son's homework so any help would be much appreciated. Regards


If you(or your Son) need more information than has already been posted on here so far, (from someone who was around in the 1960's!), please PM me.:hi:

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Beatleboy
If you(or your Son) need more information than has already been posted on here so far, (from someone who was around in the 1960's!), please PM me.:hi:

And if you and your son want a true view of the boy band, PM me. :hi:

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:16 AM

Or get him a copy of this wonderful tome;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Life-.../dp/0954392108

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:24 AM

They played the ABC at Broad Green before if got knocked down (obviously).

Also, and not a lot of people know this, There's an office block near the top of Surrey Street called Davis House. This was built on the site of the old Davis Theatre which Buddy Holly and the Crickets played in 1958.

Anything you want to know about Croydon, I know it.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
Also, and not a lot of people know this, There's an office block near the top of Surrey Street called Davis House. This was built on the site of the old Davis Theatre which Buddy Holly and the Crickets played in 1958.

Anything you want to know about Croydon, I know it.

Someone who posts on here, went to see that gig, can't remember who.

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
Someone who posts on here, went to see that gig, can't remember who.

Just for a bit of fun, do you know who the compere of the gig was?

Clue: he was billed as an up and coming 'comedian', and is still on telly today.

moverman 05-03-2010 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
Anything you want to know about Croydon, I know it.


OK Jack.

At what Croydon venue did Jimi Hendrix make his one and only appearance?

Clue, it was in February 1968.

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by moverman
OK Jack.

At what Croydon venue did Jimi Hendrix make his one and only appearance?

Clue, it was in February 1968.

Blimey. I'll have a guess at a pub in Broad Green.... The Star?

EDIT: or the Cartoon?

west country boy 05-03-2010 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Beatleboy
So lets start off listing your achievements first Maidstoned and then we will compare them with those of John lennon in his tragically short life?

http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/yeO0AhKPW5Y/default.jpg

garronrav 05-03-2010 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
Just for a bit of fun, do you know who the compere of the gig was?

Clue: he was billed as an up and coming 'comedian', and is still on telly today.

bad guess mayb but was it ronnie corbett

moverman 05-03-2010 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
Blimey. I'll have a guess at a pub in Broad Green.... The Star?


Top work, Regan. :p

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
Just for a bit of fun, do you know who the compere of the gig was?

Clue: he was billed as an up and coming 'comedian', and is still on telly today.

Was it Des O'Connor or West Country Boy?

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
Was it Des O'Connor or West Country Boy?

It was indeed, Des... well done ME!

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
It was indeed, Des... well done ME!

I know that Des and WCB are interchangeable.

garronrav 05-03-2010 08:43 AM

knowall

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by moverman
Top work, Regan. :p

Anything you want to know about Croydon, don't bother with Katherine Street library moverman, just ask me!

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by garronrav
knowall

Mr knowall Sir, to you.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
Anything you want to know about Croydon, don't bother with Katherine Street library moverman, just ask me!

Was it The Gun that used to be quite a popular venue in the 60's?

stevek 05-03-2010 08:45 AM

I once saw Ivor Biggun play at The Gun.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek
I once saw Ivor Biggun play at The Gun.

I bet you did.

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
Was it The Gun that used to be quite a popular venue in the 60's?

If you mean the one in Church Street, it's still popular now. If it's the one with the hall at the back of it near Old Palace school, I saw a Sex Pistols tribute act there in 1999

garronrav 05-03-2010 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
Mr knowall Sir, to you.

senor saber todo

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
If you mean the one in Church Street, it's still popular now. If it's the one with the hall at the back of it near Old Palace school, I saw a Sex Pistols tribute act there in 1999

Not sure, my brother in law used to play there a lot in the 60's and, if I remember rightly its mentioned a lot in a very good book about Live music in Croydon.

gcwhite 05-03-2010 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by moverman
OK Jack.

At what Croydon venue did Jimi Hendrix make his one and only appearance?

Clue, it was in February 1968.

My mate wanted me to go to that gig at the Star. I didn't fancy it. One of many stupid decisions I've made. Did get to see him 2 year later at IoW though.

stevek 05-03-2010 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
If you mean the one in Church Street, it's still popular now. If it's the one with the hall at the back of it near Old Palace school,

Isn't the one in Church Street also the one near Old Palace School?

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by gcwhite
My mate wanted me to go to that gig at the Star. I didn't fancy it. One of many stupid decisions I've made. Did get to see him 2 year later at IoW though.

My mate went there, and was so out of it he missed Hendrix's last ever live performance.

Jack Regan 05-03-2010 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek
Isn't the one in Church Street also the one near Old Palace School?

Sorry, I worded that badly, I'm referring to the same place.

Heb 7:4 05-03-2010 09:02 AM

I'm not sure I'm convinced by this band. Reading a bit about them it seems they were heavily influenced by drugs, and I'm really not sure that's the kind of thing children should be writing about for their homework

Eagles55 05-03-2010 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by moverman
OK Jack.

At what Croydon venue did Jimi Hendrix make his one and only appearance?

Clue, it was in February 1968.

Hendrix played several gigs at the Chistlehurst Caves if I remenber correctly.
Personally I didn't see him there but saw him headline a package tour with Pink Floyd as one of the supporting acts down in Brighton (Dome). Not bad for five shillings (25p).

Didn't the Beatles (and Hendrix) ever play at the Orchid Purley or doesn't that count as Croydon.

EagleSE24 05-03-2010 09:45 AM


Herr Colonpharter 05-03-2010 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Regan
They played the ABC at Broad Green before if got knocked down (obviously).

Also, and not a lot of people know this, There's an office block near the top of Surrey Street called Davis House. This was built on the site of the old Davis Theatre which Buddy Holly and the Crickets played in 1958.

Anything you want to know about Croydon, I know it.

They also played the Fairfield Halls (JR or BB can confirm the year) I'm fairly certain of this cos I was there.

EdMan 05-03-2010 10:20 AM

http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location.php?loc=1812

hendrix played at the tooting bingo hall as well, but a bit before my time...

AJ 05-03-2010 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle
I hope your son concludes his home work with some sort of statement along the lines of "A boy ban who got lucky, the only two members of which died early, leaving the two surviving dimwits to live off of their deceased colleagues reputations. The musical equivalent of The Emporers new clothes".

That basically sums up every successful band.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2010 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by AJ
That basically sums up every successful band.

I don't think it does.

ElwissAtMemphis 05-03-2010 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by James
I didn't get sacked - I was offered a move to John Newnham after I had been stabbed in the leg by a young girl (with a protractor).

Your pupils hated you so much they tried to stab you ?! I find that very hard to believe.

Just as well she didn't have a decent maths teacher otherwise she'd have known to use a compass rather than a protractor. :) <--- JOKE

Nostrils 10-10-2018 09:14 PM

:eek:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/10/ringo...-late-8023689/

I can't imagine a scenario where I would do this. There was a brief period when I about 13 where I wouldn't even do it by myself, just in case a ghost was watching. To each his own.

BERT'S HEAD 10-10-2018 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14459906)
:eek:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/10/ringo...-late-8023689/

I can't imagine a scenario where I would do this. There was a brief period when I about 13 where I wouldn't even do it by myself, just in case a ghost was watching. To each his own.

It inspired one of their greatest hits - I Wanna Hold Your Cock.

CP-RJW 10-10-2018 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 14459935)
It inspired one of their greatest hits - I Wanna Hold Your Cock.

Yep. And cum together.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 10-10-2018 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 8370544)
Was it The Gun that used to be quite a popular venue in the 60's?

It's now a Romanian Restaurant - http://mahalauk.com/

weltklasse 11-10-2018 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 8370573)
My mate went there, and was so out of it he missed Hendrix's last ever live performance.

Isle of Fehmarn love and peace festival which was more of of a bikers riot. or his final jam at Ronnie scotts with War?

Maidstoned Eagle 11-10-2018 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 14460035)
Isle of Fehmarn love and peace festival which was more of of a bikers riot. or his final jam at Ronnie scotts with War?

Dunno, I wasn't there.

strawberry mivi 11-10-2018 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14460127)
Dunno, I wasn't there.

Surely the phrase is 'i wasn't there, man'

Harry Bassett 11-10-2018 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 14459979)
It's now a Romanian Restaurant - http://mahalauk.com/

Blimey, how things change, when I was a kid " many years ago" ( must be a song in there) way before a music or restaurant venue---The Gun was well known as a boxing Gym. Croydon had quite a few decent boxers at that time.

weltklasse 11-10-2018 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 14460343)
Surely the phrase is 'i wasn't there, man'

Nah its "I was so out of it I can't remember..."

Maidstoned Eagle 11-10-2018 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 14460343)
Surely the phrase is 'i wasn't there, man'

Don't be a buzz kill, dude.

bubbs11 11-10-2018 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14459906)
:eek:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/10/ringo...-late-8023689/

I can't imagine a scenario where I would do this. There was a brief period when I about 13 where I wouldn't even do it by myself, just in case a ghost was watching. To each his own.

Remember reading an account of that story over 20 years ago in Pete Shotton’s book about Lennon (he was his best mate at school).

It stuck with me ever since...maybe that was a wrong choice of words.

Pub Idol 11-10-2018 01:08 PM

Maidstoned - Out of interest.... Do you like the Stones?

Maidstoned Eagle 11-10-2018 01:10 PM

Rolling or Roses?

Brummie Allan 11-10-2018 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Psychokiller (Post 8370343)
Well, you did get sacked from Lanfranc. Even I could teach there!

I thought I'd quote PK, just because.


And I now can't get the image of the Beatles wanking together out of my head and this has no connection to PK.

Pub Idol 11-10-2018 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14460520)
Rolling or Roses?

Both now you come to mention it.

Maidstoned Eagle 11-10-2018 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Idol (Post 14460562)
Both now you come to mention it.

Rolling yes, Roses first album

YASSA the PALACETINIAN 13-10-2018 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 8370501)
Someone who posts on here, went to see that gig, can't remember who.


What an awful memory.........:hi:

Maidstoned Eagle 14-10-2018 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by YASSA the PALACETINIAN (Post 14463216)
What an awful memory.........:hi:

:supergrin:

bubbs11 14-10-2018 08:13 AM

Anyone know of their mum/dad/grandparents going to see The Beatles when they appeared at the ABC cinema and Fairfield Halls Croydon back in ‘63?

I take no BBSers were there?

davech 14-10-2018 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14463632)
Anyone know of their mum/dad/grandparents going to see The Beatles when they appeared at the ABC cinema and Fairfield Halls Croydon back in Ď63?

I take no BBSers were there?

No, but I was allowed to go and see A Hard Day's Night at the Odeon in North End with my schoolmates a year or so later. Does that count?

Hedgehog 14-10-2018 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14463632)
Anyone know of their mum/dad/grandparents going to see The Beatles when they appeared at the ABC cinema and Fairfield Halls Croydon back in Ď63?

I take no BBSers were there?

My wife went to see them at The Hollywood Bowl... apparently that was 1964.

She seems to have survived the trauma OK. (Well thinking about it, actually....)

Coastal Palace 14-10-2018 04:09 PM



Better than anything The Beatles ever done.

And I've got an older brother and sister who had Beatles wallpaper apparently.

You had to be there I suppose.

bubbs11 14-10-2018 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14463924)
My wife went to see them at The Hollywood Bowl... apparently that was 1964.

She seems to have survived the trauma OK. (Well thinking about it, actually....)

I did consider on my route back to San Francisco airport last month, about popping in to Candlestick Park - the scene of their last ever concert; but the baseball stadium was recently raised to the ground. Didnít fancy seeing a bunch of new builds or an industrial estate so didnít bother.

stamford triumph 14-10-2018 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14463940)
I did consider on my route back to San Francisco airport last month, about popping in to Candlestick Park - the scene of their last ever concert; but the baseball stadium was recently raised to the ground. Didnít fancy seeing a bunch of new builds or an industrial estate so didnít bother.

Went there a few years ago for the 49ers last ever game in the stadium - didnít think of the music connection until you mentioned it. It had certainly seen better days and the local area was a bit dodgy. Good game though.

cranesparkeagle 14-10-2018 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by James (Post 8370293)
I confess that I had not heard of the 'Beatles' - but I was able to find a little bit about them by using Google. It seems that they were a beat combo who had some success in the 1960's and early 1970's. I have downloaded a couple of their tunes, and they were quite good!

But then I suppose you never recovered from Beethovens death!;)

Dorking .Eagle 14-10-2018 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14463632)
Anyone know of their mum/dad/grandparents going to see The Beatles when they appeared at the ABC cinema and Fairfield Halls Croydon back in Ď63?

I take no BBSers were there?

No,however my Mum and Dad met them all when they were in the film 'Magical Mystery Tour'. It was filmed over a weekend in Kent somewhere I believe.

They used to go to Peggy Spencers dance hall, and that's how they got to be in it - they were dancers who danced down some stairs to the song 'Your mother would know' which was near the end of the film

The film was on tv on Boxing Day (1967?) in black and white, and was panned by critics.

It has since been out in colour on DVD I believe, they are vaguely featured in the 12 inch record sleeve (there is a sleeve version with pictures which my mum has)

My mum has a photo of the 4 of them signed by all four. Must be worth a bit with the provenence of their back story I imagine.

Sorry if I've mentioned this before.

bubbs11 14-10-2018 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by stamford triumph (Post 14463965)
Went there a few years ago for the 49ers last ever game in the stadium - didnít think of the music connection until you mentioned it. It had certainly seen better days and the local area was a bit dodgy. Good game though.

Yes, when i looked up visiting the place on some forum, a few advised it wasnít the safest place for tourists to take a stroll.

I believe McCartney went back and played a concert there before it was knocked down.


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