Kathy McCabe, co-producer of the very special Beatles documentary “Good Ol' Freda,” said Saturday the meeting that Freda Kelly, the subject of the film, had at South By Southwest this week with the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl was special for both of them.
“We were guests at the March 13 SxSW screening of Dave Grohl's fantastic documentary called Sound City,” she said. “Janet Pierson, who's in the background of the photo and who heads up SxSW, brought Dave over to meet Freda. He was as excited to meet her as she was him!
“He said he'd heard great things about 'Good Ol' Freda' and wanted to go to a screening. He said he wanted her autograph! She mentioned something about losing her Liverpool accent because of being around so many Americans and he laughingly said, 'Don't do that! It's a great accent!' They also joked around about Paul McCartney being in his film and not ours.
“We told him we were ready to film Paul whenever he was. We were all amazed at how nice and friendly he was. A down-to-earth guy for sure.”
“Good Ol' Freda” received a standing ovation from viewers at its world premiere and its second showing at SxSW. The film was named one of the most exciting films of the festival by Blackbook Mag.com. Freda Kelly was also profiled by Blackbook Mag.com ahead of its screening Saturday night in Atlanta.
(Thanks to Kathy McCabe for the story and allowing us to use the picture.)
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