Friday, May 07, 2010

Revolution Gets Back Into "The Beatles"

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, in partnership with Revolution Films, will produce a new biopic feature on "The Beatles" based on the 1972 novel "The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall, by author Richard DiLello.

The rock history book, following The Beatles from their 1967 heyday to their breakup in 1970, was p
ublished in 1973 by Playboy Press, then reprinted in 1981 and 2005.

The title is a reference to the habit of entertaining members of the media with expensive drinks, luncheons and perks.

DiLello served as 'house hippie' (Client Liaison Officer) from 1968 to 1970, becoming acquainted with each of the Beatles, their wives, girlfriends and the inner circle of agents/managers, who worked with Apple, including business manager Allen Klein, attorneys Lee and John Eastman, road managers (and Apple directors) Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall, press agent and author Derek Taylor, members of Apple bands Badfinger, White Trash, the staff and countless visitors to the office.

DiLello covers events including the launching parties for Apple Records, an ill-fated Apple Christmas party in 1968, the Beatles's "Let It Be" rooftop concert, lawsuits that began as the Beatles grew apart and the closing of the Apple press office.

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