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Tweet On this day in 1976 John Lennon got his green card that would allow him to settle in the USA after a long drawn out court battle. The background to this story lies in Lennon’s left wing activism and the US government’s paranoia. Lennon supported various left wing causes; He was anti Vietnam War, […]
Tweet We all go to local gigs where the band is a group of friends who have just got together for a bit of fun. I am sure that like me you have been to weddings where the band is just making its way in the world. Sometimes the bands are good, moderate, or even […]
Tweet On this day in 1964 The Beatles were playing a show at The Cleveland Public Hall in Ohio. Things were going swimmingly, The band was playing well and no one could hear a thing because of the young girls screaming. Just a normal performance really, when the show was stopped for health and safety […]
Tweet OR Days of Future Passed OR – Music in a Home In these days when we are all living longer more and more of us will be faced with be faced with spending our declining years in sheltered housing. It goes without saying that most of our possessions will not be going to the […]
Tweet When The Beatles returned from their first stint in Hamburg Sutcliffe decided to stay behind. That gave them a problem, no bass player. Pete best suggested a friend Chas Newby. Newby joined The Beatles on stage for the first time on this day in 1960. The first of 4 gigs he played with them […]
Tweet In this week in this1961 The Beetles, still with Pete Best, had quite a week. On the 9th they played in Aldershot to just 18 people. Their then manager, Sam Bleach had forgotten to book any advert in the local paper….. Back in Liverpool, the next day – a trip of some notes350 miles […]
Tweet On this day in 1959 Johnny and The Moondogs played an audition for a talent show. Sadly they did not win. Why should we be bothered about a failed band? Simply because they later became The Silver Beetles, then The Silver Beats and eventually The Beatles. It seems that Lennon took names seriously as […]
Tweet There is a letter going to be actioned that shows that The Beatles were looking for a drummer who would have replaced Pete Best. In 1960 a drummer placed an advert in the Liverpool Echo the advert said “Drummer-Young-Free.” McCartney replied and the letter that going to auction is his reply; It is interesting […]
Tweet On this day in 1963 The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were in the audience. The event was made famous by John Lennon with his famous remark “In the cheaper seats you clap your hands. The rest […]
Tweet On this day in 1962 the beatles started a 2 week run at the Star Club in Hamburg. By This time Ringo had replaced Pete Best after he left Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. It was on this trip that the Beatles found out that btheir original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe had died of […]