As part of the Fab4ConJam online
fan event, I convened these two Beatles insiders to take questions
and reminisce. Chris O'Dell came from Tucson, AZ (yes! home of Jo
Jo AND Linda) and was pulled into the Apple Press Office by Derek
Taylor. She was a rooftop attendee as well as a one-time resident
of Friar Park, witnessing the daily drama of the group as it ended,
along with George and Pattie's marriage. She recalled her
experiences in 2009's Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long
Nights with The Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and
the Women They Loved.
Nancy Lee Andrews was a model,
actress and briefly, in the music biz as well as a photographer.
More importantly, she was Ringo's romantic partner from 1974
through 1980, and likewise a witness to much of the inside
relations between the former Beatles. (She also attended the
Concert for Bangladesh as a guest of her then-boyfriend, bassist
and future Domino, Carl Radle.) Nancy's book of spectacular photos
was published as A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll in
These women have maintained a close friendship since the 70s and it
was our treat to hear them recall those days during this terrific
About the Podcast
Hosted by award-winning author Robert Rodriguez, Something About The Beatles is an intelligent but entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. Smart, funny and surprising - just like the Fab Four.