APPEARANCES

Ben's personal appearances at Film Festivals and Organised Events.

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TØnsberg Fair, Norway 1972

In 1972 Ben attended the TØnsberg Fair in Norway. 25,000 people attended.

Ben arrived at the event on horseback. You can just see him on the right of this photograph.

Ben arrived at the event on horseback. You can just see him on the right of this photograph.

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The following photographs and articles have been provided by Aud-Torill Corneliussen who contacted the event manager and obtained his permission to share these photos and articles here. Aud-Torill has also provided a few of the photos she took on the day. One other photo from an unknown source is included. 

He was interviewed at the fair  by Eric Bye

Ben arrived at the event on horseback. You can just see him on the right of this photograph.

Ben arrived at the event on horseback. You can just see him on the right of this photograph.

Ben arrived at the event on horseback. You can just see him on the right of this photograph.

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A press conference was held at the local Hotel Klubben

A press conference was held at the local Hotel Klubben

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A press conference was held at the local Hotel Klubben

A press conference was held at the local Hotel Klubben

A press conference was held at the local Hotel Klubben

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Ben had a fast draw competition with a boy named Øyvind.

Ben had a fast draw competition with a boy named Øyvind.

Ben had a fast draw competition with a boy named Øyvind.

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Note the gun in Ben's back pocket.

Ben had a fast draw competition with a boy named Øyvind.

Ben had a fast draw competition with a boy named Øyvind.

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Did Øyvind fire first?

Ben had a fast draw competition with a boy named Øyvind.

Did Øyvind fire first?

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'Ben visited a school for children with physical disabilities.

'Ben visited a school for children with physical disabilities.

'Ben visited a school for children with physical disabilities.

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 Ben Murphy teaching Gunnar Karlson how to ‘draw’ during his visit to Linde.' 

'Ben visited a school for children with physical disabilities.

'Ben visited a school for children with physical disabilities.

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One fan tried to teach him a few words of Norwegian

Ben also met.....the Mayor's Niece  (Almost Kid Curry's 'daughter of the Mayor ')

Ben also met.....the Mayor's Niece  (Almost Kid Curry's 'daughter of the Mayor ')

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Ben also met.....the Mayor's Niece  (Almost Kid Curry's 'daughter of the Mayor ')

Ben also met.....the Mayor's Niece  (Almost Kid Curry's 'daughter of the Mayor ')

Ben also met.....the Mayor's Niece  (Almost Kid Curry's 'daughter of the Mayor ')

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Some young women had cycled a long way to see Ben

Ben also met.....the Mayor's Niece  (Almost Kid Curry's 'daughter of the Mayor ')

Ben was also taken to see an historic monument by the event manager

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Ben was also taken to see an historic monument by the event manager

Ben was also taken to see an historic monument by the event manager

Ben was also taken to see an historic monument by the event manager

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Ben was also taken to see an historic monument by the event manager

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He hasn't changed much  has he?

He hasn't changed much  has he?

He hasn't changed much  has he?

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He hasn't changed much  has he?

He hasn't changed much  has he?

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Norwegian Television Video

Screen captures from the video are shown here

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 A video from Norwegian Television has been found by fans showing Ben arriving at the fair and taking part in a mock contest with a female 'sheriff'.  

Screen captures from the video are shown here

Screen captures from the video are shown here

Screen captures from the video are shown here

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Ben arrived being chased by a 'sheriff'

Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends different types of 'shoot out'.

Screen captures from the video are shown here

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A stand off ensues

Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends different types of 'shoot out'.

Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends different types of 'shoot out'.

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Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends different types of 'shoot out'.

Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends different types of 'shoot out'.

Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends different types of 'shoot out'.

Looks like Erik Bye stops the gunfight and recommends a different type of shoot out.