SMART coffee meet 18. Friday 6th March 2015 – White Rock Hotel.

SMART COFFEE MEET 18. The next SMART coffee meet is Friday 6th March 2015 – 3.30pm at the White Rock Hotel. Please bring any photos, cuttings, records etc that would be interesting for others to see or just bring yourself. Please mention it to other like minded people and new people are most welcome to join us.

Kevin Burchett… must try and get there

Paul Dove… yeh gonna make it at last, got some bits to bring along, Dovey

Ringo Starr claims Paul McCartney died in 1966

Thanks to Ian McGilvray for finding this.


Leigh Wieland-Boys… It’s 1st March, not 1st April (Fools Day)!

Alan Esdaile… perhaps he’s been spending too much time with his tank engines.

Stephen Kolimbardies… I’ll have a pint of whatever he’s drinking!!!!!!!!!

Eric Harmer… But is that really Ringo ?

Mick O’Dowd… No it isn’t. The Ringo I grew up with didn’t have a beard and looked alot younger!

Colin Norton… I  don’t really think that the World Daily News is a reliable news source 🙂 if Ringo did say this he was probably joking with them.

Eric Harmer… But are you really Mick ?

Terry Pack… I think that all famous people are played by actors. It’s a bit like Doctor Who, in that the actor’s change, but the characters carry on. Keith Richards has been replaced several times, I believe. Paul McCartney’s original actor was a very good musician, but subsequent versions have been lesser talents, as is clear from the decline in quality of the song writing over the years. When a suitable replacement for a famous person can no longer be found, the character ‘dies’, as happens in long-running soap operas. And, occasionally, they can be brought back to life, like Ted Nugent, unfortunately. After the end of The Beatles, each was replaced by less talented people, except for George Harrison’s character, who was then allowed the space to blossom into the excellent songwriter he’d always promised to be. Ringo’s character was no longer furnished with comedy material by McCartney’s replacement (who wasn’t very good at writing songs: even his ditties were weak compared to those of his predecessor), and had to go into television Voice Over work.

Alan Pepper… Ringo wants to change his name to John Smith cos he’s so bitter ha ha

Colin Norton… Terry, I think that I can see a book in your future 🙂

Barry Newton… I thought recent research concluded that drummers are the most intelligent band member. I think it’s back to the drawing board.

Phil Gill… After The Beatles split, Paul and John became Derek & Clive. Fact. It was a well kept secret, that both Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore took to the grave.

Terry Pack… Barry, Actual drummers are more intelligent than anyone, but once The Beatles started making films, the original Ringo was replaced by the actor who had hitherto been playing Lord Snowdon. He was neither a very good drummer nor (as a consequence) very bright. He did make a good job of the transition from Posh Git to Scouse Scally, however, unlike the actress who took over as Princess Margaret at the same time, who proved to be a lush!

Phil Gill… The clues are all over Derek & Clive Live, Tel. “This bloke come up to me an’ said ‘ello, goodbye…”

Barry Newton… Bugger, I thought I had solved the Lord Lucan riddle, Terry.

Peter Millington… Ringo has “lost the plot” Mind you I never really thought he had it in the first place – “RIP Ringo’s brain”

Terry Pack… The actor playing Lord Lucan got the gig as Peter Sarstedt, whose actor had become Peter Wingard. It all happened too quickly to replace Lucan, and so his character was ‘disappeared’ in a hurry, never to be seen again…

Phil Gill… He was also from the West Country, hence Sarstedt referenced the whole incident in his song “Where Do You Go To, Moi Lovely?”

Leigh Wieland-Boys… You boys & your imaginations! Such fun!

Peter Gladwish… When are they coming to take him away, ha,ha?