Month: December 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Allan Williams

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I’ve just heard of the passing of Allan Williams, the Beatles first manager. He was a very important part of the Beatles story, and a great Liverpool character. The world

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26th December 1966 Follow Your Nose! John Lennon on Not Only But Also

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On 26th December 1966, the Christmas Special of ‘Not Only….. But Also….’ starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore was broadcast. The show was a send up of an American TV

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Merry Happy Crimble and Gear New Year!

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Merry Happy Crimble and Gear New Year to all my readers :>)    

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Hey Jude/Revolution on Baker Street

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In September 1968, Paul McCartney had the idea of using the windows of the now closed Apple Shop on Baker Street to promote the new Beatles single Hey Jude and

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December 14th 1963 – The Beatles at Wimbledon Palais

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This was one of the most bizarre Beatles concerts. On 14th December 1963 the Beatles came to the Wimbledon Palais in Merton for an event billed as the ‘Southern Area

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John Lennon RIP – How I Heard the News

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The history books will tell you that John Lennon was murdered on December 8th 1980 – but in the the UK it was early in the morning on the 9th.

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Remembering John Lennon

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I wrote this piece for the British Beatles Fanclub a few years ago. It still holds true today… Like Beatles fans everywhere, we look back on the events of 8th

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Sgt Pepper – I’d Love to Turn You On.

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In an article originally written for the London Beatles Fanclub Magazine, Esther Shafer writes about the Beatles Classic album, which they began recording 50 years ago…. An Appreciation of a

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December 5th 1967 – the Beatles Apple Shop Opening Party

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December 5th 1967 – John Lennon and George Harrison, along with their wives, attended  the party to celebrate the opening of the Beatles ‘Apple’ store on Baker Street. Paul was

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