3rd October 1964 – the Beatles on Shindig

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On this day in 1964, the Beatles filmed a special live performance for the American TV show ‘Shindig!’ at the Granville Theatre in Fulham. The songs included Kansas City/Hey Hey

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October 2nd 2012 – Paul McCartney, Victor Spinetti, and a Magical Mystery Tour

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October 2nd 2012 – a day I will never forget. A day I attended 2 very memorable events, with Paul McCartney at both!! The afternoon was the memorial service to

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Records and Rebels of the 60s at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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You Say you Want a Revolution? – Records and Rebels 1966-1970 is a fab gear new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum – and a must visit for Beatles

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An Interview with Jeni Crowley

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A few years ago, I was privileged to meet Jeni Crowley. She worked for the Beatles Fan Club in London, was on the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour coach, and worked

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The Beatles Come to Town!

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Here is the original ‘Beatles Come to Town’ film -as made by Pathé News,  shot at the Manchester ABC, Ardwick on November 20th 1963. I was one year old a day

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The Beatles Live in Melbourne 1964

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Although there was some ‘new’ colour footage from this gig in ‘The Beatles Eight Day’s a Week – the touring years, I think it was a missed opportunity not having

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September 24th 1941 – Remembering Linda McCartney

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Remembering Linda McCartney, who was born on September 24th 1941 – 75 years ago today. I met Linda with Paul on many occasions. I think the nicest was in June

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Guide to the Beatles London – available in print or as an EBook

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Guide to the Beatles London by Richard Porter is now available in print, on Amazon Kindle, and iBooks Store! It has been fully revised since the print version, with many more

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Reflections on The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years

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I have been lucky enough to see the film 3 times at the cinema, including the Gala Premiere, along with Paul, Ringo, Yoko, Olivia and many others. I first saw

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September 20th 1969 – John tells the others ‘I’m Leaving the Beatles!

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On September 20th 1969, the Beatles held a meeting in the boardroom of Apple Corps at 3 Savile Row. The meeting was called to sign a new contract with EMI/Capital

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