UPDATE 1: big boys don't cry from MaIEvans
Activity at the Apple offices had come to a stop. The Press Officer was nowhere to be found, apparently writing a book. His assistant, Mavis Smith had just resigned because she was sick of having nothing to do. The press office was being run by Richard DiLello, the house hippie, and the phones were not ringing anymore.
Ringo was probably in Nashville recording his "Beaucoups of Blues" album, although most of the tracks were recorded in two days (June 30-July 1).
Mark Lewisohn in "The Beatles Day By Day" noted that Paul, Linda and family left England for an extended holiday abroad in April of 1970. Paul had just announced that the Beatles no longer existed. There is no information on where Paul went other than "abroad." That's the last entry on Paul's activity until December when he filed suit in court to dissolve the Beatles partnership. But Paul told "Life Magazine" in an interview published in April, 1971 that he had a knot in his stomach all summer at his farm in Scotland. There is not much information on George Harrison's whereabouts although his mother was very ill at the time and passed away on July 7. He did do a recording session with Eric Clapton June 18. Even John and Yoko had dropped out of the spotlight for a while, although they were probably in Los Angeles at the time undergoing therapy at the Janov Institute for Primal Therapy.
So we have John and Ringo in the United States. George was most likely in England. And, Paul, where was Paul? Probably in Scotland. He was also the subject of the June 1970 issue #222 of Batman Comics.
The U.S. Pop Charts featured several Beatles-Related items on June 23, 1970:
#4 "The Long and Winding Road" single
#1 "Let It Be" album
#2 "McCartney" album
#24 "Hey Jude (The Beatles Again)" album
#34 "Sentimental Journey" album
#53 "Abbey Road" album
#119 "Live Peace in Toronto" album
#120 "Magic Christian Music" album (The Badfinger L.P, not the Movie Soundtrack)
#149 "In The Beginning" album (Tony Sheridan tapes)
So, what is the significance of 23 June 1970? You tell me.
Did the Beatles meet to celebrate what would have been Stu Sutcliffe's 30th birthday?
Did Mal Evans type something that included this fragment shown in Rotten Apple 111?
This is what I could read based on the quick shots throughout the video:
because of the
and he was fired. Poor Georg
Why, he cried bitterly, why
and again I was standing t
my body was shaking and I w
but big boys don't cry... It
having a chance to tell his
left cavendish the same evening
We were all there, Neil, Ro
and Tony Everybody was exci
did a good job in Nairobi
we had known him forever
Why am I writing about 23 June 1970? Because the date appeared in the comments of this blog. It could be nothing or it could be Iamaphoney's reaction to the negative comments about the 2nd Suitcase.
If I were to bastardize a gem of wisdom from Clifford Stoll, I might suggest the following:
Do something once and you're a pioneer
Do something twice and you're an engineer
Do it three times, you're a souvenir and it will be time to move on
I have to tell you that I was listening to the Iamaphoney Bootleg today and I still think it contains some damn excellent music.
UPDATE 2: Paul is Dead - 25 - The Car Crash of Paul McCartney from grandfatheraleister