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Friday, January 12, 2007

Never before and never again


Tonight's Timewatch Beatlemania film wasn't up to much. The producers tried to pass off their collection of home movie footage and people who've not been interviewed much as a coherent chronology and the absence of any Lennon/McCartney material was plain laughable. However, Maureen Cleave, the same person to whom Lennon gave the "bigger than Jesus" interview, talks sense. "They went from nothing to being the best known people in the English-speaking world. In just two years." That's fair comment. On the left is the cover of the issue of Datebook that picked up the Evening Standard "Jesus" interview and started the whole scandal in the Bible Belt. Amazing nobody took any exception to the story that's above it on the cover, in which McCartney uses the "n" word.