Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Terry Doran--oops it is Alan


Terry Doran is a fellow who was sort of in the background in the Beatles story for a long time. He was friends with Brian Epstein and later became George's personal assistant. You can see him in this photo with George. He has been said to have been a difficult man to deal with and he seemed to dislike Beatle fans.

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  1. Hi Sara! That´s not Terry, it´s Alan, Ringo´s driver.

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  2. oops....he sure looked like Terry from the other photos I have seen of him. Oh well...bit player in the Beatles life anyhow.

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  3. Terry Doran actually ran Apple publishing followed by Apple records in its first carnation.

    Google the band Focal Point who were the first band signed to Apple and there is some info on him.
    He was actually very well liked in music circles of the 60s.

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  4. Am trying to track down Terry Doran but have no idea where he would be or whether he is still with us or not. Any leads much appreciated.

    Steve

    PS - Fab website.

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    1. According to Patti B Terry became the rep for Saab cars in west london. I do have a number for him somewhere. I knew Terry when he worked for George. Really nice fella,

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    2. I have a phone number from 1990. Not been in touch for years. Was Sales Director at Saab.

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    3. He was rumored to be the "man from the motor trade" in She's Leaving Home.

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  5. Hi Steve! I got your email today but hadn't responded yet. I do not have much information on Terry, but maybe someone here does. I do know that he was still working for George in 1979 at Friar Park.

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  6. Terry Doran was a car salesman at Saab Piccadilly, London in the late 1980's

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  7. saw Ted on portobello road about 4 years ago

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  8. why would anyone who knows Terry give his contact details to any of you freaks? If any of you were his friends then you would know how to reach him

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  9. Some people simply like freaks, so maybe that`s why? ;-)

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  10. I would also dearly like to get in touch with Terry, not as a fan but to research my book. Many thanks.

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  11. terry doran is my brother he is avery private person, he is alive and well,and these people(fab
    four)were his friends he would never be part of
    any exploitation of his friendship with them,he
    lived an extraordinary life involved with a band
    that helped change the face of music and i am quite in awe of him myself

    B

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    1. I worked with terry in Warrington and was in touch with him a little when he went to live and work in London. Just so glad to hear he is alive and well. Great guy - we had lots of laughs - he was a lot of fun. Good memories for me.

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    2. So wonderful to hear Terry is with us. I to worked with him during the Dark Horse days, while I was a College Rep in Denver for A&M through to the A&M Lot in LA where Terry introduced me around. This was when Olivia worked at the studios. Sadly I lost touch in the early 198-0s' and have a poster I took from his wall to have framed for him,. I have it still and would like to get it to him,. Any assistance would be appreciated!

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    3. Hello B,
      My name is Terry Doran and the nephew of my namesake...just wondered which brother you might be?

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  12. Terry is a wonderful man and was NEVER hard to deal with. He is retired and living in GB (where, I will not tell). One of the best people I have known. One of the Beatles trusted friends and one who will never write a book.

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  13. This is wonderful to see. I too worked with Terry while he ran dark Horse for George. I was with A&M Records, from College in Denver through the A&M Lot in the late 70's. Terry is a good friend and sadly I lost touch in the 1980's.
    So happy to hear he is alive and hopefully well. I have a poster I took from his wall to have framed for him, and still have it. Would like to get it back to him somehow, and rekindle many wonderful stories form those days.
    Bob Frymire

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    1. I worked with Terry in Liverpool in the late 50s early 60s selling cars at City Car Exchange. Taught me to drive. Amazing guy. Wish I could contact him now. Charles Law

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  14. What's Alan's last name? Whatever happened to him? Where did he disappear to? Anyone know?

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  15. I'm reading The Beatles Appreciation Book July 1982
    .......“finally this month,Terry Doran - is currently writing a book......"
    I'm looking for that book,did he ever write it ?

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