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Old July 10th, 2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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"...manage The Beatles? No thanks."

Several months ago I was getting help here on a short marketing piece, good help too. The subject is 66, born in Liverpool and turned down the management of The Beatles before they put out their first recording. Forgive my not remembering who, but someone wanted to see that scene when I was done. I realized tonight I have a 10 sec clip on my site, made in playing with overlaying running video into the widescreen tv in a still shot. The overlay comes from a segment not in the demo and isn't the music story but it comes just before it - about the job of a comic in '50-60s Liverpool. I will put up the main story, now that I've remembered I said I would. Ten seconds isn't much but this gentleman can communicate.


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Old July 10th, 2003, 08:47 PM   #2
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You know what they say, hindsight is 20/20!

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Old July 10th, 2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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Robert Knecht Schmidt, a fellow Wrangler here, is an expert in the Beatles history and trivia. I'd bet he'll know precisely who your fellow is.
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Old July 10th, 2003, 11:15 PM   #4
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Unfortunately I'm in Michigan for the moment and away from my (paper) sources, but Google rarely fails. If I recall, there's actually more than one man with this claim. I'm unable to view the video at the moment (slow internet connection and no WMP), so I can't see for sure who it might be, but if he hadn't died in 1989 I'd be tempted to say it was producer-hustler Larry Parnes. There's a picture of him here. Even if Parnes never signed the Beatles, he administered the fames and fortunes of many wonderful British pop acts in the 1960s--a distinguished management career marred only by an uneven temper. [See also The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away by Allan Williams.]

If the subject of the video was 66 in 2003, that would make him about the same age as the Beatles themselves--only 3 years Lennon's senior.
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