A Shout Out to Good Ol’ Freda
One of the highlights of my tour of Germany was seeing Freda Kelly again who was Brian Epstien’s Secretary and ran The Beatles fan club. She was over there for a screening of the 2013 documentary about her life as part of our Biography Days event. She has never spoken about it before and has had numerous book offers etc. but has always declined, as she didn’t feel that it was the right thing to do, she was and still is the soul of discretion. She finally decided to tell her story after all these years, as she puts it “I wanted to make a little film for my grandson, Niall, to know what his granny did in her youth. He’s three. I want him to be proud.” She is a very sensitive and caring woman, who I have a huge amount of respect for. The film is really wonderful and I would say it is essential watching for anyone interested in the real story of what went on behind the scenes with The Beatles….