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Harry Dean Stanton; The Beatles' 'Good Ol' Freda'; Deer Tick Latches On To A New Sound

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ringo Starr, Freda Kelly, and George Harrison in 1967 Ringo Starr, Freda Kelly, and George Harrison in 1967 (Freda Kelly / Courtesy of the film)

In this episode: The legendarily prolific actor Harry Dean Stanton has appeared in over 200 films, including big-screen epics like Cool Hand Luke and The Godfather: Part II and cult favorites like Pretty in Pink, Paris, Texas, and Repo Man. We talk with him about being the subject of the new documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, which features him singing folk songs throughout the film.

Plus: There’s still one tale left to tell about the Beatles, and this one’s about their longtime secretary, Freda Kelly. A new documentary, Good Ol' Freda, catalogs her time with the Fab Four. She joins us, along with director Ryan White.

And: Deer Tick's sound takes on a darker, almost punk-y edge in their new album, whose title, Negativity, is both a warning and a lure. They play live.

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    Deer Tick, Freda Kelly, Harry Dean Stanton and Ryan White

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