Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Here John is signing Jerry's copy of "Two Virgins"
Here you can see Jerry sitting on the floor with a video camera.
I just love this photo of John!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Caption: "George (right in 1977) with Elton John's percussionist Ray Cooper when George attended one of Elton's gigs in Paris"
You may have noticed that whenever I see a photo, I like to imagine what is happening in the photograph. This is a great example of that. You see a woman here getting an autograph. However, she is NOT getting the autograph of George Harrison as you would expect. Instead she is getting the autograph of Elton John's percussionist. Hmmm. Here is my guess on this one. She got George to sign for her before the photo was snapped. Then realizing who the person with George was, and not wanting to be rude, she asked Ray Cooper to also sign. Surely she did not leave that opportunity with just Ray Coopers autograph, you think?
Regardless I really like this photo of George. He looks relaxed and happy. I think the mid-1970's were a good time for Mr. Harrison.
I was most surprised to be shown a photograph of myself on your website showing John Lennon signing my EP of the Magical Mystery Tour. Thought you might be interested to know that as an Area Secretary of the Beatles Fan Club we were invited to a private screening of the film, which had just been released. The date was Sunday, 17 December 1967 and it was shown at the Film & Art Theatre, Hanover Grand in London.
I took my EP with me in the hope of getting it autographed. John Lennon and George Harrison were the only two of the Beatles there that day and I am the one with the long hair and glasses in the photograph of John Lennon signing the record. The photograph then appeared in the February 1968 copy of the Beatles Monthly magazine.
As an inveterate hoarder I am still in possession of all the correspondence and memorabilia from that time. I still have the invitation, the EP and magazine, which I have photographed together and which I will try to email to you. I was the Area Secretary for Herefordshire to start with and my name then was Susan Ward. The Fan Club had secretaries for each of the British counties and towards the end of the time the Beatles were together I was also responsible for several other counties.
You are obviously a very keen Beatles fan and you have a very impressive library of photographs. I was a teenager when the Beatles first became famous and have remained a fan ever since.