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Year: 2016

Alistair Taylor – The Beatles ‘Mr Fixit’

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Alistair Taylor was Brian Epstein’s personal assistant at NEMS. He accompanied Brian to the Cavern Club when he met the Beatles for the first time. He then became an integral

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Kenny Everett and the Beatles – an Update

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I’ve just found out that BBC Radio 2 are broadcasting a special show on Kenny Everett’s relationship with the Beatles. I wonder if they are going to include any of

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Me With Paul McCartney

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Over the years as a Beatles fan, I have had the pleasure of meeting Paul McCartney on many occasions. Here are a few pics of me with Paul. This pic

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Tea with the Rutles!

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In 1995 I had the great pleasure of interviewing Nasty, Stig and Barry of the Rutles, otherwise known as Neil Innes, Rikki Fataar and John Halsey. Their new album ‘Archeology’

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November 9th 1961 – Brian Epstein sees the Beatles at the Cavern Club

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On November 9th 1961, Brian Epstein went to the Cavern Club to see the Beatles, initially to ask about where to obtain the record they had made in Hamburg with

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November 9th 1966 – When John met Yoko….?

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According to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and most Beatles books, they first met at the Indica Art Gallery on November 9th 1966, at Yoko’s art exhibition. John and Yoko

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26th October 1965 – the Beatles Receive their MBE Medals from the Queen

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October 26th 1965 – The Beatles receive their MBE medals from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Beatles arrive at the palace in John’s black Rolls Royce. 2 years later,

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Paul McCartney – Different Decade, Same Jacket!

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Much was made about Paul McCartney wearing the same jacket to the premiere of ‘The Beatles 8 Day’s a Week, the Touring Years, than he wore to the premiere of

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34 Montagu Square – Home to Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix!

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By Richard Porter, author of ‘Guide to the Beatles’ London‘ and Beatles tour guide in London. For more on his book and tours, click here The ground floor and basement

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Ocober 22nd 1999 – Inside Abbey Road Studios

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A great memory from 1999. I was asked to do a special Beatles London tour for DJs from MJI. Later, they were broadcasting Live from Studio One at Abbey Road

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