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“Destination Hamburg” in February 2008

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Listed among the upcoming releases at the MVD Entertainment website is “BEATLES – DESTINATION HAMBURG.” The DVD is described as covering the period “from the formation of the Quarrymen in 1957, and The Beatles early years in Hamburg, this 60 minute music documentary uses contemporary film, and recently rediscovered and restored footage to tell the [...]

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Restoring Woolton’s Stage

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

The 24 Hour Museum website reports that museum staff in Liverpool reconstructing the iconic church hall stage where John Lennon met Paul McCartney in 1957 are appealing for people who remember its original appearance to help in its reconstruction. The stage from St Peter’s Church Hall, Woolton, Liverpool, was the platform upon which John Lennon’s [...]

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Just a personal note of thanks to the people who turned out for the Book People event last Friday to celebrate the 50th Annivesary of the Day That John Met Paul. It was a fun night, with some great questions and discussions. There were some very knowledgable Beatles buffs in the audience. Thanks also to [...]

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50th Anniversary Events

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Over in Liverpool to celebrate the momentous day that John Lennon met Paul McCartney, a number of events will be taking place across the coming weekend. St Peter’s Church in Woolton will be hosting a number of special concerts including. Friday 6th July, Grand Dance hosted by (Whispering) Bob Harris and Colin Hall (Custodian at [...]

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BBC to Mark the Day that John Met Paul

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

On Tuesday, June 26th, BBC Radio 2 will broadcast a special documentry to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “THE DAY THAT JOHN MET PAUL” at a church fate in Liverpool. John was performing with his group The Quarry Men (see photo above) when he was introduced to Paul by thier mutual friend Ivan Vaughan. The [...]

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NY Metro Beatle Fest – This Weekend

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Today sees the start of this year’s New York Fest For Beatles Fans. Among the top attractions at the weekend long celebration of all things Fab Four are: Special guests – the original Quarrymen. Terry Sylvester – former member of Cavern regulars, The Swinging Bluejeans and The Hollies. Beatles recording engineer – Norm “Hurricane” Smith [...]

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Whispering Bob on The Quarrymen

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

According to an entry on his website legendary British DJ “Whispering” Bob Harris has recently been working with Paul McCartney for a documentry on The Quarrymen to be braodcast on BBC Radio 2. No airdate is given for the programme.

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Beatles Make Rare Singles List

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Britain’s Sunday Mirror ran a story yesterday on the resurgance of interest and collectibility of the 7″ Vinyl Single. As part of the article it listed what it considers to be Britain’s 10 Most Valuable Singles with The Beatles making two appearences on the list. 1. THE QUARRYMEN: That’ll Be The Day/ In Spite Of [...]

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Video – The Quarrymen

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Over the weekend writer Simon Hoggart wrote a piece in the UK’s Guardian newspaper about seeing the original Quarrymen play during a launch party for Beatle’s biographer Hunter Davies’s new memoirs, “Beatles, Football & Me.”   Hoggart sums up the performance with “and very good they were too. In my view you can’t hear Freight [...]

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