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Friday, 23 March 2012

6834KD: waiting for the van to etc.

All is trivia, isn't it? (Isn't it?)
And isn't it instructive to compare the Beatles touring apparatus in 1963 (crappy little white van, plus car), with the individual limos plus massed trucks favoured by today's "pop stars".
Also of note was the attention to trivia displayed by ver contemporary fannage, which gives us the following priceless detail concerning the typical contents of said crappy white van:

On a partially related "tip", anyone with access to the BBC iPlayer may (or may not) wish to "check" this week's thrill packed edition of Gardeners' World, which has a feature filmed at Chiswick House, scene of Paper"bok" Writah, Rain etc. (actually not etc.: that's it). They don't mention the Beatles, but you'll no doubt spot the locales.
And I'm going to need a hand getting that lamp post into my boot.


  1. It's going to be quite a museum. From where does the van shot originate? Looks like footage...

  2. "I have touched all of the Beatles." Leaves you wanting more details, dunnit?

  3. Errr..frankly, no.

    The footage is from the uncut Dezo home movies. There is a naughty DVD you can get at the moment called the 8mm Film Collection, which is well worth etc.

  4. "Naughty" as in 'Confessions-of-a-Cucumber-Salesman' naughty?

  5. 14 Regent Street (lower bit) looking north towards Picadilly. Outside shop called 'apostrophe' - I claim the lamp(p?)ost.
    (it does not make me feel good)

  6. Nice to see Toffolux listed. A tube of individually wrapped toffees that later became just Toffos, and have only recently gone out of production.

  7. Toffos have gone out of production ?? For crying out load what's it coming to ? Thanks God we still have Spangles...we do don't we ?