Environmental health: name a Beatle parasite

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Postby DylansMrJones » Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:45 am

Good one Bianca. As soon as John & Paul announced their Apple plans the parasites arrived in full force!
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:27 am

I belive that's exactly right, DylansMrJones ! Of course "Magic" Alex, Dick James and a bunch of others were already hanging around to grab what they could (mostly green stuff, l'argent, lo peso, the dough, you name it), but the parasite invasion gained a lot of momentum when Apple was launched. The fruit got quickly infested ...
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Postby dsnito » Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:06 am

Yeah Berk!! The "Apple" got infested by lots of "worms"!!!!LOL[:D]

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Postby theDingle » Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:55 pm

Nicky Byrne. In 1964, he proposed to Epstein an offer to handle all The Beatles' merchandising arrangements (lunchboxes, board games, headbobbers, etc.), but ONLY if he was given 90% of the profits.

He didn't think Brian would really go for it, but Brian told him that 10% was better than nothing. Byrne got it in writing and made a killing. It has been estimated that the Beatles' potentially lost $100 million on this deal.

Brian later sued to get the rights back, and the case wasn't settled until 3 weeks before he died, but I'm not sure of the details.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:11 am

Humm a visionary parasite and what a payoff he layed his appendages on...
Microbiology books state that too many Beatledoughbug strains have evolved from such progeny [:)]
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Postby swansea » Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:15 pm

Anyone heard of Alan Williams? He was, or at least claimed, to be
the Beatles' first manager back in Liverpool. He was the one
who first took them to Hamburg. Eventually the Beatles realised that
he was ripping them off and they got rid of him.
What makes him such a parasite is the fact that he's made money
over the years claiming that if it wasn't for him then the Beatles
wouldn't have been successful. Basically just selling his story to
anyone who would listen. What a hanger on!!
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:28 pm

Right ! He got a book deal out of his wish to "tell it all and them some" in the 80´s and I haven´t read about him ever since. Good riddance to him !
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