The Walrus Was Ringo: 101 Beatles Myths Debunked by Alan Clayson, Spencer Leigh

By Alan Clayson, Spencer Leigh

The goal of this e-book is to fine-tune evidence, right mistakes and shatter myths that experience survived the a long time for the reason that Billy Shepherds tome. a number of the conclusions are divergent or certified, yet all are the result of learning our transcribed interviews with key dramatis personae and, in particular, wading via oceans of archive fabric - a few of it particularly imprecise - simply because, within the context of this dialogue, verbatim debts recreate extra of a sense of being there. this can be illustrated in Anthology. not like the taped memories of Paul, George and Ringo, Johns have been derived inevitably from media information and are, hence, unaf fected by way of turn-of-the-century hindsight.

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I have heard the country singer Hank Walters talking on BBC Radio Merseyside about how he enjoying playing alongside The Beatles - more rubbish. ” Three members of the Merseysippi Jazz Band were asked what they remembered about The Beatles. Don L ydiatt: “Very little - about as much as they remember about us, I should think. The pseudo-skiffle cum beat groups came on in the interval and we beat it out to the Beaconsfield for a drink. ” Ken Baldwin: “I wasn’t really aware of local beat music until they started these shows at the New Brighton Tower and they must have put on half a dozen groups at a time.

One reason that The Beatles got so many bookings including numerous lunchtime sessions at the Cavern was because they didn’t have day jobs. John Lennon was at the Liverpool College of Art, Paul McCartney was in the sixth form and Pete Best didn’t otherwise work. George Harrison was a trainee electrician at Blackler’s Department Store in the city centre, but he gave it up to go to Scotland on the Johnny Gentle tour . In 1960 Ringo Starr gave up his apprenticeship at Henry Hunt’s climbing frames to play a summer season at Butlin’s, Pwllheli, as part of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

It marked the first evening appearance of John, Paul and George as The Beatles at the Cavern, but most Beatle books list this as their first Cavern appearance asThe Beatles. The club’s DJ, Bob Wooler, recalled: “The Blue Jeans played a mixture of pop and traditional jazz tunes then, and they were very popular . Indeed, I was most impressed with the Swinging Blue Jeans as a jazz band. They had an upright, string bass and they played at a lower volume than they did later. There was none of the stridency of ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’when they performed ‘Down By The Riverside’.

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