Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Beatles at the Barnston Women’s Institute

On 25th September 1962, The Beatles returned to my favourite venue; the Barnston Womens Institute on the Wirral. They first appeared at this tiny venue in March with Pete Best in their new suits, and now they were back this time with Ringo. Its a small hall attached to a farm, and you could only get between 80-100 people in there! Rock n roll!! #beatles #liddypool

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Happy birthday Brian Epstein

On 19th September 1934, Brian Epstein was born in Liverpool. Without him, The Beatles would not have made it out of Liverpool and yet he still doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Celebrate the Fifth Beatle, Brian Epstein, today and every day.

In our new book, Finding the Fourth Beatle, read our interview with David Roberts, Brian’s lawyer, who helped us understand the man who became the Bealtes manager, and why he was a man of his word.

http://www.thefourthbeatle.com

#brianepstein #fifthbeatle #beatles #fourthbeatle @fifthbeatle @fourthbeatle

Andy White – Love Me Do

What an interesting day 11th September 1962 was for The Beatles. Not satisfied with Ringo’s drumming the previous week, George Martin did what he told Brian Epstein back in June. He was going to use a session drummer on their first record. Ringo walked into the studio and was shocked to see another drummer setting up. It was Andy White. Read my interview with Andy about his recollection of the session, and also why Ringo thought they were “doing a Pete Best on me.”

Ringo was also confused as to which record he was on – the single or the LP. We compare the two versions released, with both Ringo and Andy White’s drumming analysed by drummers and experts. Ringo didn’t forgive George Martin for years – if at all. For Ringo, he wouldn’t be needing session drummers to replace him once he established himself as the Fourth Beatle.

Andy White is one of our 23 drummers in Finding the Fourth Beatle

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Irby Village Hall

In this little hall on 7th September 1962, in between The Beatles two EMI sessions, John, Paul, George and Ringo played here at Irby Village Hall on the Wirral. Although the hall was packed, they hadn’t raised enough money to pay Brian Epstein, who had to return for the balance of the money. George Harrison also left a suitcase behind, full of guitar strings and those bits and bobs of electrical gear, which he never collected. How quickly their world changed from here. 15 months later, they were appearing before over 70 million Americans on the Ed Sullivan Show. They earned their succ

Irby Village Hall

ess. Irby Village Hall is one of over 100 local venues featured in Liddypool, my first book. #beatles

4th September 1962 EMI

4th September 1962 was an interesting day for The Beatles, and shrouded in confusion too. Ringo had joined just a couple of weeks before, and they found themselves at Abbey Road. Was this a recording session? A catch-up? Why was there no session drummer? From alleged phone calls to the confusion over which version of “Love Me Do” was later released (Ringo was convinced he didn’t play on the single), we pick our way through the mists of time and clarify what really happened that day, in Finding the Fourth Beatle. It’s about more than just the 23 drummers!

Find out more at http://www.thefourthbeatle.com