Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Beatles and the 'Good Ol’ Freda'

Many would not know who Good Ol’ Freda is and how was she related to the Beatles - a group that made young girls heart burst out whenever and wherever the band sang and played.

Freda Kelly was the Beatles' personal secretary and ran their fan club from their initial rise to fame until two years after their breakup. Kelly was a colleague and trusted friend to the Beatles, and while she's been offered plenty of money over the years to tell her story, "Good Ol' Freda" is the first time she's spoken on the record about her years working for John, Paul, George and Ringo - the Beatles.

The surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are said to have allowed four of their famous songs including "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Love Me Do" to be used in Ryan White's film "Good Ol' Freda" which will debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March.

“Freda closed the Beatles’ offices, so she left with truckloads of Beatles stuff and gave it all away to fans over the years.” However, Kelly wanted to put down her story for her family, particularly her grandson. As Kelly herself put it, "Who knows how much longer I’ll be here, and I want my grandson Niall to know what his Granny did in her youth. I want him to be proud."

via Yahoo Movies


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