February 2nd, 2008

Kyle Mogen David

Shabbat Shmooze ~ Beatles, Israel and... Eppy's mum?

There are all these big headlines now about Israel apologizing to The Beatles for cancelling their appearance in 1965.

None of them seem to quite get at the entire truth.

However, last July (2007) I had made a post on just that subject ~
SEE ~ http://eppylover.livejournal.com/286880.html

As Walter Cronkite used to close out his newscast, "and THAT's the way it is!" ...errmmm, was.

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p.s. Israel denies they apologized?
Israel denies they apologized for Beatles snub
More than 40 years after it barred the Beatles from playing there, Israel said it wants the surviving members to participate in a concert celebrating the country's 60th birthday. But the Israeli embassy in London denied a report that they had apologized for its original refusal to let the Beatles perform in the country. [more...]
Source: Fox News, via WhatGoesOn.com


busts

Liverpool Brian Epstein statue in the works

Oh my.
Liverpool City logo
Looks like the Brian Epstein statue will indeed be a reality, barring unforeseen catastrophe.

Feb.1 News Release
Excerpt:
Liverpool council have agreed his contribution to the city’s cultural heritage should be permanently saluted, with possible sites earmarked by scheme promoters Homotopia as Williamson Square, Mathew Street, and Whitechapel.

A motion was proposed by Cllrs Eddie Clein and Steve Rotheram at Wednesday’s council meeting.

Cllr Rotheram said: “We wanted to recognise the role he played in Liverpool’s musical heritage.

“People who are 50 perhaps know and understand but there’s a large cohort who don’t know who Brian Epstein is.”

But solicitor Rex Makin, a former friend, said: “I think it's rubbish, I don't believe in statues of any kind. He wouldn't have wanted one - Brian was a very private person.”
More about this at the forum

Your thrilled eppylover is, however, not a big statue person. Afraid of what they are gonna do with Brian's face... I have VERY seldom seen a depiction that suits him.