Fab Fools: The Last Untold Beatles Story
by Jem Roberts
"Part of me would sooner have been a comedian, I just don't have the guts to stand up and do it! But I would love to be in Monty Python rather than The Beatles..."
– John Lennon, 1980
There are many Beatles books out there – but NOBODY has yet told the story of the greatest band of all time’s real X factor, that special something which elevated them above all their competitors – The Beatles’ COMEDY. This is the last remaining untold Beatles story worth telling, and you can buy it TODAY.
Comedy historian and official biographer of Fry & Laurie, Douglas Adams, Blackadder and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Jem Roberts has spent a decade researching the story of the Beatles’ adventures in comedy to create his magnum opus – FAB FOOLS.
It’s the full, detailed, hilarious story of how John, Paul, George and Ringo laughed their way to the toppermost of the poppermost – their classic films, cartoons and even pantomime, not to mention their experimentations with audio comedy through Sir George Martin’s Parlophone comedy classics series.
The epic history brings in every comedy legend of the 1960s and beyond: George Formby, Ken Dodd, Morecambe & Wise, Cook & Moore, the Goons, Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, the Simpsons, Peter Serafinowicz, Tenacious D, all the way to Richard Curtis and his recent film Yesterday.
And of course, no exploration of Beatles comedy would be complete without the first ever full print celebration of the Rutles – Dirk, Stig, Nasty and Barry. With full support and participation of Neil Innes and friends, FAB FOOLS documents Eric Idle and co’s creation of the most influential rock and roll spoof in history.
Amusingly retold after years of dogged research, with the exclusive involvement and warm support of many key figures, FAB FOOLS, is here!
Each book comes with a signed postcard and you can also purchase extra goodies too:
1) EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO JEM ROBERTS’ COMEDY ARCHIVE – FROM £30.
As official biographer, Roberts’ personal archive is packed with unseen material from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently, and of course, a whole treasure trove of secret A Bit of Fry & Laurie sketches. Pledge now to meet Roberts and take a look at completely unseen classic comedy material. Visit http://www.JemRoberts.com
2) TICKETS TO THE FAB FOOLS LAUNCH: FROM £50.
In early 1960, John Lennon and Paul McCartney hitchhiked down to Caversham, a suburb of Reading, to work in Paul’s cousin Bette Robbins’ pub, the Fox & Hounds, and give two shows on the Saturday and Sunday nights, as ‘the Nerk Twins’. To mark the 60th anniversary, the Fox & Hounds are staging a weekend of Beatle revelry, featuring the launch of FAB FOOLS with a special set of funny songs from The Beatles, the Rutles and loads more Beatley goodness, performed by THE NERK FAMILY. Author Jem Roberts will also be on hand to sign copies and discuss the creation of the book. A once in a lifetime opportunity to stand on hallowed Beatle ground, and party!
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