Miss O’Dell documentary
Today is the anniversary of The Beatles’ final concert, which took place on the rooftop of Savile Row 3 in London, headquarter of The Beatles and their Apple company. The occasion is celebrated every year by a gathering of fans lead by London Beatles guide Richard Porter. This year, they will be accompanied by a camera team and Chris O’Dell, former secretary of Apple and part of the rooftop audience in 1969. The camera team is there to film a documentary about Miss O’Dell, who wrote a book – Miss O’Dell: Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton – about her rock and roll experiences a few years ago.
Among her claims to fame, Chris O’Dell is the subject of Leon Russell’s “Pisces Apple Lady,” she’s “the woman down the hall” in Joni Mitchell’s song “Coyote,” she’s the “mystery woman” pictured on the back of the Rolling Stones album “Exile on Main Street” and the subject of George Harrison’s song “Miss O’Dell”. In other words, plenty of stories to tell! The production company of the documentary is Liverpool West Productions.
Her book was very interesting and had some fascinating detail about the Apple goings on from her perspective while she worked there. I have always loved George’s song, Miss O’Dell and enjoyed hearing him laughing.