Re: Backbeat<BR>

Re: Backbeat

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In article <39500019@opus.hpl.hp.com> knotts@opus.hpl.hp.com (Tom Knotts) writes:

>Speaking of "real-life incident", how much of this moving is historic,
>and how much is fiction?

You want exact ratios of real to non-real? :-)

I can start off a list, just off the top of my head, but if you want deep historical details, you might check Coleman's, Norman's, or Davies' biographies of the group. A new volume about Sutcliffe's life and work, "The Lost Beatle", by Alan Clayson and Pauline Sutcliffe, has been released in England and should make its way over here one of these days.

What did happen:

-John left Hamburg too; Stu stayed on for several weeks and was sent back to resume his schooling in Liverpool by Astrid, who paid for plane fare (the Fabs had travelled by boat).

What Didn't Happen:

Oh dear...this list could go on forever....

"Backbeat" is a work of cinematic fiction based on fact. Don't quote it as a source for real history, but enjoy it (if you can) as an impressionistic interpretation of the times. It's no more valuable as history than "Good Dog Nigel" is a tract for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. :-)

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