Freda Kelly was a secretary when she discovered the Beatles in Liverpool’s Cavern club during her lunch hour in 1961. By 1962 she was Nems Enterprise’s secretary reporting directly to Brian Epstein, the Beatle’s Manager. At 17 years old, Freda became the President of the Official Beatle’s Fan Club and the envy of every teenage girl. Freda spent the next ten years answering fan mail and sending out the monthly newsletter. This heartwarming documentary tells Freda’s story.
This lovely and very humble person is one of the few who has never attempted to cash in on her close ties with the Beatles. Her love for the Beatles’ fans is displayed repeatedly as she goes to great lengths to fulfill their requests. Freda agreed to participate in the documentary so that her grandchildren would know the story of how she spent the swinging sixties. She was close very to the boys and even closer to their parents - her Mother having passed when she was just a child, Ringo’s Mom became a surrogate. This is truly a behind-the-scenes look at the impact the Beatles had on their hometown.
Lot’s of great stories in the film - see what happens when Freda decides to use her home address for the fan club. Great photos, many I had not seen before from the early days. A must-see for Beatle’s fans.
Oh, one nice thing thing about the film is the use of the original versions of song’s the Beatle’s Covered as the soundtrack.