Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Paul; Goodbye Victor

Paul McCartney celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday.
Happy Birthday to you.
(We're gonna have a good time!)

Paul performing earlier this month at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Victor Spinetti, just to the right of Paul
Victor Spinetti, a Welsh-born actor who starred in almost everything that The Beatles did on film, died this morning at the age of 82.  According to legend, George Harrison told him, "You've got to be in all our films. If you're not in them me mum won't come and see them – because she fancies you."  Spinetti is perhaps best remembered for playing the beleaguered television producer in the great "A Hard Day's Night," and also starred in "Help" and "Magical Mystery Tour." He was much more than the sum of his Beatles' films, and the New York Times wrote up a fine rememberance.

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