Showing posts with label Hell's Angels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hell's Angels. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Documentary "The Beatles, Hippies and Hells Angels" screens June 19 on UK television

Sky TV will air a new documentary on the Beatles' Apple Corps years on June 19. The Independent has this preview story:
This isn’t an official documentary. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the remaining living Beatles, aren’t involved. Lewis, though, has tracked down the secretaries, journalists, DJs, sound engineers, musicians, accountants, hairdressers and free-loaders who lived, worked and hung out at Apple Corps. He tells a story at once comical and very sad. If you want to know why the Beatles split up, you will find out here.

This is one of the few rock docs in which the accountant’s voice features as strongly as that of his music biz clients. As Steven Maltz, the account at Apple, explains on camera, he had been going through the group’s papers in 1966 and was shocked to discover “nothing had been done.” The Beatles hadn’t filled in their tax returns. They were then probably the most successful band in the world and yet they were teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Maltz told the musicians that they should start businesses and invest in them to save themselves from having to give all their money to the taxman.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Artifact: George Harrison memo regarding Hell's Angels visit to Apple Corps HQ

The official George Harrison Twitter feed just posted this memo George sent Apple Corps staff, giving them a head's up about an impending visit by U.S. Hell's Angels Apple Corps headquarters in London.

The Angels didn't take control of Savile Row, but did raise a ruckus at Apple, showing up during the staff Christmas party and becoming loud and violent when they learned the turkey wasn't ready.

Former Apple staffer Richard DiLello recounts the entire episode, including Angel Frisco Pete's confrontation with a dressed-as-Father Christmas John Lennon, in his must-read memoir "The Longest Cocktail Party," which is out in a new edition.

Here's a pic of John, Yoko as Mrs. Claus, and Apple artist Mary Hopkin from party.