Friday, April 6, 2018

Lorne Michaels Pleads w/ The Beatles to Play SNL 4 $$$

Here's the transcript of Lorne Michaels' original on air offer to the Beatles to get back together on the show.

April 24, 1976

BEATLES OFFER

(OPEN ON: LORNE AT DESK. THERE IS ONLY ONE CAMERA USED THROUGHOUT)

LORNE:
Hi. I'm Lorne Michaels, the producer of "Saturday Night." Right now, we're being seen by approximately twenty-two million viewers, but please allow me, if I may, to address myself to just four very special people -- John, Paul, George and Ringo -- the Beatles. Lately, there have been a lot of rumors to the effect that the four of you might be getting back together. That would be great. In my book, the Beatles are the best thing that ever happened to music. It goes even deeper than that. You're not just a musical group, you're a part of us. We grew up with you. It's for this reason that I'm inviting you to come on our show. Now, we've heard and read a lot about personality and legal conflicts that might prevent you guys from reuniting. That's something which is none of my business. That's a personal problem. You guys will have to handle that. But it's also been said that no one as yet has come up with enough money to satisfy you. Well, If it's money you want, there's no problem here. The National Broadcasting Company has authorized me to offer you this check to be on our show.

(HOLDS UP CHECK) A certified check for $3,000. Here it is, right here. Dave -- can we get a close-up on this? Which camera? Oh, this one. (CAMERA MOVES IN TO SHOW CHECK) Here it is, a check made out to you, the Beatles, for $3,000. All you have to do is sing three Beatle songs.

(SINGS)

She loves you - yeah, yeah, yeah ...

That's $1,000 right there. You know the words. It'll be easy. Like I said, this is made out to the Beatles -- you divide it up any way you want. If you want to give Ringo less, it's up to you. I'd rather not get involved. I'm sincere about this. If it helps you to reach a decision to reunite, it's well worth the investment. You have agents. You know where I can be reached.

Just think about it, okay? (HOLDS UP CHECK AGAIN)

Thank you.

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Lorne Micheals made a second offer to the Fabs:

This was aired on May 22, 1976. The host was Buck Henry, and Musical guest was Gordon Lightfoot.



LORNE:

Hi, I'm Lorne Micheals, producer of Saturday Night. A short while ago I went on the air and addressed myself to John, Paul, George, and Ringo--the Beatles. At that time I invited them to come on our show, and told them that I was authorized by NBC to pay them in the sum of three thousand dollars for just three songs. Well, about a month has gone by. We've heard from the Monkees, Freddy and the Dreamers, Peter and Gordon, Herman's Hermits, the Cowsills, and Lulu; but still no word from the Beatles. I'm not discouraged and neither is NBC. Because of the recent acclaim we've received, I have the weight to go to the network and convince them that it is worth it for them to sweeten the pot. John, Paul, George, and Ringo--NBC is now prepared to up the original offer from three thousand, to three thousand, two hundred. Can we get a close-up of the check? Which camera is it? As you can see, it's a check made out to you, The Beatles.

Off the record, this increase comes to an extra fifty dollars for each of you. That's if you split it equally--I'm still not sure what your situation with Ringo is. Also, NBC has decided that they will take care of your hotel accommodations.

Don Pardo, tell the Beatles what they can expect when they come to get that check for three thousand, two hundred dollars.

DON PARDO:

It'll be my pleasure, Lorne. First of all, the lads from Liverpool will be picked up by a radio-dispatched Checker cab that will whisk them to the Cross Town Motor Inn, located in the heart of New York's fashionable garment district. Once there, they will check in in the 
recently renovated lobby; and then it's off to their rooms via round-the-clock elevator service.They'll be treated like royalty as pitchers of ice water are hand-delivered to their rooms, and they can drink that water from glasses sanitized for their convenience. Oops--Ringo spilled 
a little something on his jacket? No problem--not with prompt forty-eight-hour dry cleaning service! "In by Tuesday, out by Thursday." And let's just put a shine on those shoes, too, with a free shoe shine cloth. And, Lorne, since the Beatles will be staying in separate rooms, the four Mop Tops can speak to each other as much as they want because there is no charge for room-to-room calls. And, after a hard day's night, the Beatles can sleep as late as they like with a leisurely checkout time of 10 A.M. That's the Cross Town Motor Inn, a hotel tradition, hosting New York's visitors since 1971. Yeah, yeah, yeah! Back to you Lorne!

LORNE: 

Thank you, Don Pardo. John, Paul, George, and Ringo, that's where we stand right now. Thirty-two hundred dollars, and free hotel accommodations. Now, it's your move. I've always respected you, and you were always my favorite group, and I always liked Yoko, even at the 
beginning when everyone was having problems with her. I would like to see you do our show, and so would the American people. You know where i can be reached. I'm waiting to hear from you.


These video clips and transcripts are rare and hard to find, they often get taken down, so I have posted them here for you to share and or download with your friends. It's some really funny stuff, hope you like it.

The Black Panther - Review - Download or Stream 4 FREE

The Black Panther - Review - Download or Stream 4 FREE

This Black Panther is an exploitation film of another color. There's no super-hero in this tale. In fact, the film is primarily focused on the kidnapping of Lesley Whittle, an heiress. The story includes some of Donald Neilson's crimes that lead up to the kidnapping of Lesley Whittle, but for the most part just glosses over these as insignificant passing moments.


The Black Panther was the name given to Donald Neilson, because of his dark clothing disguises and his elusiveness while committing his various crimes.

Many thought the film came too soon after the Lesley Whittle kidnapping and murder. It was thought it to be in bad taste. Consequently, it was slammed by many celebrities and it was eventually banned.

Strange how people are though, many years later the film was remastered and included in the British Film Institute Archives and Hall of Fame. The film now boasts more positive reviews and is seen as an important British crime film.

The overall that I offer you here is that it's very much a British film and probably won't appeal to many others outside of the British cinema goers. The whole film is rather dark in its scenes and the dialog between character's is so dull, it leaves you nothing to remember.

Great movies always have something extra that makes them memorable, great lines in the characters dialog, lighting, the score, great direction, great editing, great acting, or possibly a cameo appearance. This film, The Black Panther has nothing, and I am sure that the creators of this, were looking to cash in on the controversial content.

*There are some minor inaccuracies in how some incidents really occurred and in the overall continuity. It's a film only the Brits could enjoy, for everyone else I suspect it'll be a waste of time to watch, if you can sit through this whole film, then you can take anything. Thumbs down!

Cast:
  • Donald Sumpter – Donald Neilson
  • Debbie Farrington – Lesley Whittle
  • Marjorie Yates – Neilson's Wife
  • Sylvia O'Donnell – Neilson's Daughter
  • Andrew Burt – Lesley's Brother
  • Alison Key – Lesley's Sister-In-Law
  • Ruth Dunning – Lesley's Mother
  • David Swift – Detective Chief Superintendent


Stream - The Black Panther


James Bond 007 Movie List - Stream Now

For all fans of Ian Flemings 007. Bookmark this post, as it is the complete and definitive list and links to stream every James Bond movie to date.

This post offers you all the Bond movies in a style similar to a menu. You can bookmark this for future reference.
Enjoy!

Gone In 60 Seconds

Gone In 60 Seconds

Don't forget to lock your doors, because if you do, your car could be gone in 60 seconds.


This is a story of professional car thieves who are contracted to steal 48 cars in a matter of a couple of days. The car thieves work both sides of the action because they're in the insurance racket and know everything, not to mention this is a family business. The film is pure 70's shtick. Hang on to your seats, because the best part of this flick is that all the car chasing and car crashes are for real. There's a 40 minute car chase full of crazy action. Look out for Eleanor, she's the one that's real trouble.

So, forget about Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie and the lame remake. The real deal action flick Gone In 60 Seconds is from 1974 and stars “Toby” H. B. Halicki.

This is one of those rare gems and genuinely hard to come by films, because it was a low budget independently made film. It was made with a budget of $150,000 and has made $40 million.


Check it out

Gone In 60 Seconds - Stream

Tom Petty - Highway Companion


Highway Companion is the third solo effort by Tom Petty, it was released on July 25th 2006, and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The songs are better on this record than several other of his Heartbreakers records. The strength of this album is just that, all of the songs are really solid and the musical performances are better than you might think.

The only musical weakness found here isn't worth noting and probably wouldn't even be noticeable to most, but the drum parts could have been better, in some instances they sound a little bit stiff and mechanical. The rest of the musical arrangements are all well thought out and played perfectly. Tom plays everything here and gets a little help from his friends Mike Campbell who plays brilliantly simple leads to compliment all that is Petty and also some help from Jeff Lynne on everything else.

This really is a top-notch album, and because there weren't any really big hit singles, means you won't get tired of playing this album.

You can stream the whole album from YouTube by saving the play-list.


Best tracks are..."Saving Grace" - "Flirting with Time" - "Jack"
"Turn This Car Around" - "Big Weekend" - "Night Driver" - "This Old Town"

The album was recorded during 2005-2006 at Bungalow Palace and Shoreline Recorders, Los Angeles.

The fact that this is an older album shouldn't put you off, give this one a try, and I'm sure that you'll like it.

Rock On!

Stairway To Heaven Song by Neil Sedaka from 1960

A song and a phrase that you probably thought belonged to a Supergroup of the 70's that was named after a falling airship.

Curiously there's also a romantic fantasy movie with the same name set during WWII. You should check that out as well. In the meantime check out for yourself the first and original song called Stairway To Heaven by Neil Sedaka.



Neil Sedaka
"Stairway To Heaven"

Climb up
Way up high
Climb up
Way up high
Climb up
Way up high

Well-a, well-a, well-a, heavenly angel
I want you for my girl
When I kissed your sweet, sweet lips
I knew that you were out of this world

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

Well-a, well-a, well-a, over the rainbow
That's where I'm gonna climb
Way up high where the bluebirds fly
I'm gonna love you all of the time

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

Well-a, well-a, well-a, I gotta be going
Gonna leave the world behind
Every day in a heavenly way
You're gonna drive me outta my mind

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

Climb up
Way up high
Climb up
Way up high
Climb up
Way up high
Climb up
Way up high