Good Ol’ Freda

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Good Ol’ Freda – Kathy McCabe

South Arts is excited to announce that the subject of Good Ol’ Freda – Freda Kelly – will join producer Kathy McCabe on the Southern Circuit.

Kathy McCabe is an award-winning photographer and Beatles expert with widespread experience in the music industry. She has worked as a publicist and manager, a music video and album producer, and also a recording studio manager. She was a publicist and marketer for Pelada and initiated and engineered the production of Good Ol’ Freda.

Good Ol’ FredaFreda Kelly was just a teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her.

History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band’s circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As The Beatles’ devoted secretary, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history.

In Good Ol’ Freda, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music.

Freda Kelly and Paul McCartney

Freda Kelly and Paul McCartney

November 05, 2014: Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA
November 06, 2014: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
November 08, 2014: Creative City Collaborative, Pompano Beach, FL
November 10, 2014: East Tennessee State University, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, Johnson City, TN
November 12, 2014: Indie Memphis, Memphis, TN
November 13, 2014: Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC