A contest was arranged: proceeds donated by the famous rock band to NAYC for its Jimmy Savile Fun and Happiness project which give young people in special need an opportunity to spend a free holiday in the company of Jimmy Savile – a vice president of NAYC – following a programme of visits of interest and entertainment.
2 September 1974 –
EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER BOOST JIMMY SAVILE’S WEEK FOR NAYC
Prince Charles’ close friend and advisor and charity head – Sir Harold Haywood was in charge of NAYC 1955-1974
In 1977 Haywood was appointed director of the Royal Jubilee Trust, to help disadvantaged young people, and subsequently became director of the Prince’s Trust until 1988.
Director Royal Jubilee Trusts, United Kingdom, 1977-1988;
A prize for the best artwork was presented by DJ Alan Freeman to 3 winners
NAYC – one of the largest youth organisations catering for young people – is benefitting from the Emerson Lake and Palmer ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ Painting Exhibition at Command Studio, 201 Piccadilly, all this week.
The proceeds are being donated by the famous rock band to NAYC for its Jimmy Savile Fun and Happiness project which give young people in special need an opportunity to spend a free holiday in the company of Jimmy Savile – a vice president of NAYC – following a programme of visits of interest and entertainment.
NAYC were put in touch with the promoters of the ELP Exhibition by The Tea Council, sponsors of a Jimmy Savile Fun and Happiness Week to be hold during Club Week, 19 to 26 October, this year.
The takings from the Exhibition on Thursday and Friday are in aid of the London Union of Youth Clubs and will be used for their special holidays for handicapped and deprived children.
Alan Freeman, who is expected at Command Studios on Thursday, is a Vice President of LUYC and takes a close and active interest in their work.
Further information from: Joan Bickell, NAYC, 30 Devonshire Street, London W1N 2AP Tel: 01-935 2941 or Danny Posner, Command Studio, 201 Piccadilly, London W.1. Tel:01-734 0181
Alan Freeman was the Vice-President of the London Union of Youth Clubs and his daily show spotlighted Youth Club activities.
Savile with Freeman (right) on Top of the Pops in 1964
Man tells of agony at the hands of BBC paedo ring involving DJ Alan Freeman and evil pal Jimmy Savile
The traumatised victim claims he was just 11 when German film actor Victor Beaumont lured him to his plush London flat where the BBC stars raped him – his horrific ordeal came in 1964 – the year Savile and Freeman were founder presenters of Top of the Pops.
He said: “People must have been aware what Freeman was up to but he and Savile and the likes of them were allowed to get away with it.”
Prince Charles’ Trusted charity aide – Sir Harold Haywood of The Prince’s Trust and Chairman of the Albany Trust
Albany Trust’s Sir Harry Haywood – he occupied one of the top positions at the National Association of Youth Clubs, first leading as Education and Training Director, and then Director of Youth Work.
Under his Directorship from 1955-1974,
Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra was appointed President, with Jimmy Savile as Vice-President;
a slew of celebrity attended fundraising events were organized
Jim’ll Fix It. Jimmy Savile makes some kiddies’ dreams come true, with help from Angus Ogilvy…
The Guardian London, Greater London, England
23rd October 1972
Nov 18, 1970 – National Association of Youth Clubs, 1961- …… sponsorship and various fundraising events. …… including Angus Ogilvy, Jimmy Savile, Rolf …. Photographs relating to Club Week. …… /5: NAYC Tea-rific Fun and Happiness.
Savile calls from the Wren House International Telephone Exchange in London 14th April 1975.
Savile is visiting as part of a ‘Fun And Happiness Weekend’, organized by the National Association of Youth Clubs.
He is calling exchange worker and children’s charity worker Kathy Day in Pittsburgh, USA
29th January 1976
Despite Haywood’s departure, with his London flat at 22 Park Crescent round the corner from Devonshire House NAYC HQ Savile stopping by was still a frequent occurrence and he maintained close links with both NAYC and PHAB beyond Haywood’s tenure.
During 1974 and 1975 Savile was holding annual fundraising events ‘Tea-rific’ for NAYC and while writing his autobiography (published in 1974) referred to himself as Vice-President to Angus Ogilvy’s President.
In 1974 Savile had also become Honorary President of PHAB when it became an independent charity.
“Karn Evil 9″ was written by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Peter Sinfield
The title “Karn Evil 9” comes from a dark twist on the word “carnival.” The number 9 came from the original idea for the song, about an evil planet called Ganton 9.
The song tells the story of a dystopian future over the course of 3 “impressions,” which resembles the structure of a classical sonata.
The First Impression begins with the history of the world, back to the beginning of time. It tells the story of the Earth’s creation all the way through to today, when men are consumed with greed an money. And then it goes further, to the future, when items from the world we know, like a blade of grass, are on display in a freak show carnival alongside some more creepy and morbid things, like a bomb in a car, rows of Bishops’ heads in jars, and human tears.
The Second Impression is an instrumental break, but supposedly, it’s meant to represent technology plotting against humans. Mankind remains ignorant as its creation, computers, slowly take over.
The lyrics come back to explain that now, we’ve broken into an all-out war of man vs. machine. The result of the war is left up to interpretation
the first movement, the lyrics refer to a warning “About an age of power no one had an hour to spare”. This is a reference to the direction they see society moving. People are becoming obsessed with lots of things that don’t matter and losing sight of the things that are important. There is reference to children being neglected.
The story of “Karn Evil 9″…The decadence of the old world is preserved through exhibits that are part of a futuristic carnival show, which exhibits depravities like “seven virgins and a mule,” along with things that are rare in the future, such as a “real blade of grass.”
Radio disk jockeys Alan Freeman and David Hamilton and the orchestra conductor, Geoff Love, played bit parts in Mr Derry Mainwaring Knight’s (connected to paedophile Bishop Peter Ball) extraordinary life.
They were guests at a £3,000 champagne birthday party aboard a paddle-steamer on the Thames thrown for Angela Morgan, Mr Knight’s one-time mistress and the principal beneficiary, after himself, of his generosity with other people’s money.
Jimmy Savile and Princess Alexandra meeting at Avon Tyrrel House in New Forest, Hampshire. Avon Tyrrel House helps disadvantaged children. 1978
Faithful friend: The Queen with her cousin Princess Alexandra at Buckingham Palace last month. The ‘girls’ — Queen and Princess — deliberately matched their diamonds, pearls and even the colour and material of their outfits; the hidden message being ‘tonight we’re equals’
- The Queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra has never put a foot wrong
- Alexandra married Old Etonian, the Hon Angus Ogilvy, who fell under the spell of maverick businessman Roland ‘Tiny’ Rowland
- Ogilvy was director of Rowland’s firm Lonrho and was damned as ‘negligent’ in an official report when corruption was exposed
- Alexandra’s daughter, Marina, sold her story of, so she claimed, her ‘snarling’ mother and father’s ‘excessive drinking’ to a downmarket tabloid
She will be 80 tomorrow – Princess Alexandra carries on with her duties just as she has done over the past six decades.
… the polished exterior conceals a history of turmoil and upset
She is the Queen’s cousin — and, in truth, is more blue-blooded than the monarch, descending as she does from kings through both parents.
Above all, she remains the favourite among Her Majesty’s wider family.
At the last tally, she was patron of more than 100 organisations (ranging from the British Skin Foundation to the Light Infantry Club and the British Goat Society) and her workload includes visiting hospices, meeting Alzheimer’s sufferers and working with the blind.
At Buckingham Palace last month, the Queen held a party to celebrate Alexandra’s charity work and to mark her forthcoming birthday.
The ‘girls’ — Queen and Princess — deliberately matched their diamonds, pearls and even the colour and material of their outfits; the hidden message being ‘tonight we’re equals’.
They’re good friends. It was in Alexandra’s back garden that the young Prince Philip, an unpolished sailor not yet accepted by George VI as suitable marriage material for his eldest daughter — and certainly not allowed any unchaperoned contact with her — used to secretly court the young Princess Elizabeth.
Once cupid had done his work, Alexandra was rewarded with an invitation to be one of the bridesmaids at the 1947 royal wedding.
In recent weeks, the Queen learned of the death of two of her bridesmaids — the Hon Margaret Rhodes, 91, and Lady Elizabeth Longman, 92 — but the Princess remains undimmed by the years.
The monarch and her cousin at the Royal Festival Hall in 1962. Only days after Princess Alexandra was born — on Christmas Day, 1936 — her father Prince George was discovered ‘in the company’ of Paula Gellibrand, a noted society beauty married to a former MP
Her speech at the palace party was word-perfect — and without the need for spectacles.
Her royal style is muted and unflashy. This is in stark contrast to some of the more lurid events that have surrounded her life.
Her father — the Queen’s uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent — was a man for whom the phrase ‘not safe in taxis’ (with either sex) was invented.
Burdened with a libido the size of an elephant, he bedded ladies and the occasional chap before and after his marriage to Princess Marina, grand-daughter of George I of Greece.
Indeed, only days after Princess Alexandra was born — on Christmas Day, 1936 — George was discovered ‘in the company’ of Paula Gellibrand, a noted society beauty married to a former MP, forcing the Prince and the man he cuckolded to issue hot denials. Her father’s biggest crush was Kiki Preston, the morphine-smuggling daughter of a scion of the vastly rich Vanderbilt family in America.
But he never let up his sexual pursuit. Even in the hours leading up to his death in a mysterious plane crash on a Scottish hillside in September 1942, he was playing fast and loose in the apartment of his latest popsy in London’s Grosvenor Square.
Princess Alexandra and fiance Angus Ogilvy after their engagement was announced.
Ogilvy and businessman Roland ‘Tiny’ Rowland…. To cut a long story short, he became a director of his firm Lonrho and was damned as ‘negligent’ in an official report when corruption was exposed
Alexandra’s ice-cool mother, Princess Marina, rose above her husband’s infidelity — though, perhaps understand-ably, it took her 20 years to pay a visit to the memorial on the spot where he died as he was travelling to Iceland in a Sunderland flying boat.
Meanwhile, Alexandra, together with her brothers Eddie (the Duke of Kent) and Michael (Prince Michael of Kent) grew up in their Buckinghamshire home, Coppins.
No one had anticipated Alexandra’s father might die, even though he was a serving RAF officer, and suddenly all of his princely income dried up.
The parsimonious king, George VI, bailed her out with a tiny allowance, but Marina ‘acquired a reputation for meanness’, according to her biographer Audrey Whiting.
Against this background, her daughter Alexandra became the first royal princess to be sent away to school — Heathfield, in Sussex — rather than being taught at home.
And when her cousin Elizabeth became Queen on her father’s premature death, Alexandra was catapulted up the royal batting order to become sixth in line to the throne.
She was the most eligible woman in Britain and the hot tip was she would marry an Old Etonian landowner three years her senior, Lord O’Neill, whose stepfather was the James Bond author Ian Fleming.
Instead, she plumped for yet another Old Etonian, the Hon Angus Ogilvy, a son of the royal- connected Earls of Airlie.
The marriage has been happy and devoted, but beset by problems from the start.
The first occurred just days after their Westminster Abbey nuptials in April 1963.
At the invitation of the Queen, the newlyweds spent their honeymoon at Birkhall (now the Scottish home of Prince Charles and Camilla).
It was there that they were caught in a field by a freelance photographer, Ray Bellisario, doing what newlyweds are inclined to do.
These days, the Royal Family takes care — in general at least — to prevent themselves being exposed to prying long lenses.
But the world was a more innocent, not to say obsequious, place in those days.
This did not include the enterprising Bellisario, whose images of the couple became legendary among photographers and editors the world over for their audacity, even though they were never published.
There were pink cheeks all round and everyone tried to forget about the incident. Quite soon the photographer decided to continue his career abroad.
Soon after, rumours emerged that Prince Philip and Alexandra had engaged in an affair.
In his biography Philip And Elizabeth, writer Gyles Brandreth confirms that Ogilvy was so dismayed by the tittle-tattle that he raised the matter with the Queen’s private secretary Martin Charteris, seeking advice as to what to do.
For his part, Ogilvy was later able to say to Brandreth that Philip was ‘a good man’. And the Queen went on to make Alexandra one of the rare Lady Companions of the Order of the Garter in 2003.
Ogilvy had worked in the City before getting married and hoped his income and energy — he regularly worked a 12-hour day — would pay for them to live a comfortable life.
To cut a long story short, he became a director of his firm Lonrho and was damned as ‘negligent’ in an official report when corruption was exposed — an affair that led the then prime minister, Edward Heath, to damn it as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’.
Ogilvy, a board member, was forced to resign his business connections. The epithet ‘negligent’ was considered kindly as many felt he escaped greater punishment thanks to his royal links.
He, and the Princess, were humiliated — though she never let it show. The official investigation into Lonrho besmirched all those involved, with Rowland cockily boasting: ‘I had him [Ogilvy] eating out of my hand.’
This pressure certainly led to the next crisis in his family’s life — the day the Royal Family was betrayed by his daughter, Marina. One morning, Alexandra and Ogilvy woke to find their 37-year-old rebellious daughter had gone to a downmarket tabloid and sold her story.
And a distressingly ugly tale it was — her father’s excessive drinking and her ‘snarling’ mother.
This followed the fact that some years earlier, in 1990, Marina had become pregnant out of wedlock.
She claimed her parents ordered her to have an abortion or get married straightaway to the baby’s father.
For several days of the newspaper’s serialisation of her story, the revelations about life at Thatched House Lodge, the Ogilvy home in Richmond Park, London, continued to spill out.
For her part, the Queen went into meltdown, said her biographer Sarah Bradford, who explained: ‘One of the few times she was ever seen to explode with rage was at these scathing revelations.’
The storm passed. Marina, who had since married photographer Paul Mowatt, then got a divorce; her father said some nice things about his former son-in-law; and Marina was allowed back on to the balcony at Buckingham Palace for royal events.
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