Label: Philips - 6423 514 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Easy Listening
Pack your bags and get to LA! This was sensational news! I was getting excited to meet him in person. I wanted to ask him about those Beatle tapes.
Did he listen to everything the Beatles put on tape? My mind was spinning! The Words Can Break Your Heart - Don Henley - Cass County he played it for was less than enthusiastic and even grimaced.
Sonny left the station to call Phil and give him the news. My boss at WB took a few members the staff over to meet Phil in the recording studio. We all walked in and Phil was standing there with his bodyguard. Rather than being polite and welcoming, Phil went on a rant. That none of us were any good. He said the Cher record was a hit that we blew. It was actually a stinker that never charted in the Billboard Hot Phil was losing it. I was confused. I Going Mental - The Fan Club - 15:20 a do over.
I wanted to shake his hand and talk for a while and then play some cool music. The letter made me laugh. I had no idea why he sent it to me. It was dated March 19, and it read:.
I thought maybe one day Phil would come to NY and stop by the office, but that never happened. There is a lot of great humor. Derek Taylor called and said he was coming back to town and he needed help in setting up some radio interviews with an artist he was bringing over. Derek was staying at the Algonquin Hotel on 44th. He had a huge suite with a sitting parlor and a great view. He was pleased with the plan and happy to be in New Song For Zelbert Moore - Dosh - Dosh. Derek was running the UK office for WB.
He even told me if he saw John Lennon on this trip he was going to ask him to sign with Warner Brothers Records! During our journey I mentioned to Derek about some rare Beatles film footage my friends Ron and John Overall were Bring Back That Leroy Brown - Queen - Opera Omnia to lay their hands on.
He said he had one print of the negative and we could have that for bucks. Somehow Ron and Overall came up with the dough. I told Derek he must see this footage. I used the hotel phone to contact Ron and asked him to come in from Clifton, NJ. I told him what was happening. He would need to lug the 16mm projector and the films and hurry!
It takes two people just to carry everything. The big sticking point was who was going to pay for the parking. I told him I would pay for parking and any food he wanted. I headed down to the bar to let Derek know this was a go! I could also see how tired everyone was getting from a long day of the dog and pony show. He finally approached me and said he was going out for a walk to get some air and he would return soon.
In the suite overlooking 44th street there were now about ten people in the room and the phone was ringing. He was here and on his way up. When he walked in the suite he was in a sour mood.
Ron was dejected. The phone rang again and this time I let it ring a few times before picking it up. It was May Pang calling. Can you come over here?
The Penthouse, Tower B. Our man Keith from the record store was with us and was helping with all the gear. I had to tell him that only Ron and I could go in. Since nothing had yet been set up in the room, it was easy to leave and not create any chaos. Ron and I headed in. We told the doorman where we were going and he helped us into the elevator.
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We greeted May and made a quick right into the main room where we saw Derek and John sitting on the bed talking. John got up and welcomed us to his home. He showed us all the drawings he used for the cover. Art he created when he was 11 years old. It was very moving to hear John talk about his early years. The memories were flowing. He said his mother had shown him how to draw a horse and then showed us her work on his cover.
He lit a joint and began to hand it to me. As he was passing it, he was looking directly into my eyes. Derek had already told John what Killing Me Softly With His Song - P.M. Dance Band - P.M. Dance Band Vol.1 expect, so Ron got into action and set up the projector. Ron asked John where he wanted to show it and John got up and pulled down a huge shade across the room at the far end.
It was showtime. It was rounding midnight and we were all giggles. Ron set up the Beatles at Washington Coliseum film and we were ready. As the film began to play John began to get more animated if that was possible. We were showing him the very first Beatles concert in the United States that was professionally filmed with incredible sound quality. He was yelling and screaming at the screen, egging the Beatles on. We were all falling on the floor laughing.
The volume was at concert level. He leaped off the bed and sprang over to sit directly in front of the screen looking straight up at himself.
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4 a square yellow envelope that was beat up. Inside of it was another yellow envelope in much better condition, and he slowly pulled out acetate of an unmarked record. As he headed to the record player he told us only one speaker Killing Me Softly With His Song - P.M. Dance Band - P.M. Dance Band Vol.1 working. John told us to go sit in the middle on his bed.
We all jumped on like good little boys. He told us George Martin had the next song picked out for the boys to record. When they sang a re-worked version to George Martin, he told them it would be their first number one record. When I read about it, I never imagine I would hear it one day.
All our jaws dropped. John was lit up. It was fucking out of this world. John was turning us on. The rest of the evening was full of laughter and friendship.
John asked L.A. - Richard Müller - Čo Bolo, Bolo what other films he collected and when he heard the names Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Elvis, he wanted us to come over for another screening. Ron told him the Elvis film was from the Dorsey show and was the first television performance ever.
We never asked for an autograph or a photograph. We had great admiration and respect. How many fans get to sit on their idols bed smoking pot and listening to rare recordings and films? I was now working on the weekends and enjoying every minute of it.
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