In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, former Beatles secretary Freda Kelly opened up about her time with the Beatles and the new documentary that has been made about her, Good Ol’ Freda.
Kelly, who was with the Beatles from 1962-1971, had this to say about how she got the gig.
“I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t know. It could have been anybody. I knew them as friends before Brian Epstein came on the scene,” she states. “Then he started managing them. I didn’t ask for the job; it just came up when we were talking. He said he was starting his own firm, and he needed a secretary. I said, ‘Well, I’ll come along.’ But my father said no. I didn’t know my father went down to see him and he said, ‘I don’t want her to do it because there’s no future in it.’ I persuaded him to just give me a year and then I’ll knuckle under and do your civil-service job or work for the government.”
The documentary was made with the apparent blessing of Apple Corps, the board consisting of the living members of the Beatles and the family of the deceased members, as it features four original Beatles songs as part of its sound track.
Author: Ryan King
Ryan King began covering music in 2004 for the Arrow, the student newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University, eventually becoming Managing Editor at that publication. He is also the former Music Editor for OFF! Magazine, an alternative publication published by the Southeast Missourian. Ryan began writing for The Music Universe when launched, but has stepped away to focus on law. He may appear from time to time for reviews.