• When The Beatles were the Silver Beats and had a drummer called

    Posted May 14 by David Bedford

    On 14th May 1960, The Silver Beats – as they called themselves for this one occasion – the boys headed up to the north of Liverpool to appear at Lathom Hall. They arrived there with their current lineup – John, Paul, George, Stuart and Tommy Moore. For some reason, Tommy didn&rsquo...

  • Steve Calrow - Lead Singer with The Beatles!

    Posted May 1 by David Bedford

    Yes, Steve Calrow sang with The Beatles in the spring of 1961. Bob Wooler had begun to introduce The Beatles at The Cavern Club. They had made their lunchtime debut on 9 February 1961 and their first evening performance was on 21 March 1961. Between these two dates, and before Stuart ...

  • John Lennon Nerk and Paul McCartney Nerk!

    Posted April 23 by David Bedford

    On this day in 1960, 23rd April, John and Paul took a trip to a pub, The Fox and Hounds, in Caversham in Berkshire, England to stay with Paul's cousin Bett Robbins and her husband Mike who ran the pub. The couple had both worked as Butlin’s Redcoats before taking on the pub and the teenage Len...

  • Why The Fab 104?

    Posted March 23 by David Bedford

    It all started with a simple question: “How did they go from The Quarrymen to The Beatles?” An easy one to answer, or so I thought. When my first book, Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles was published in 2009, it was a dream come true. Just to see it on a bookstore shelf was enough ...

  • Who are the Fab 104?

    Posted February 1 by David Bedford

    Who are the Fab104 in my new book? Here is a list of those 104 people who feature in the book, and I will detail each of them in this blog over the coming weeks.   David Bedford

  • The WannaBeatles Debut on National TV

    Posted January 18 by Dennis Scott

    Grammy nominated group, The WannaBeatles will be guests on The Fox Network show, HUCKABEE.   The show will air on February 1st and be repeated on Sunday. The Nashville based tribute group will kick off a week of Beatles events in NYC by performing a medley of Beatles classics. Governor Huckab...

  • The Fab one hundred and Four

    Posted January 8 by David Bedford

                                                        The FAB one hundred and FOUR By David Bedford Forew...

  • Classical Mystery Tour

    Posted September 4, 2013 by Terry Crain

      I saw a wonderful Beatle tribute band named "Classical Mystery Tour" the other evening at Conner Prairie in the Carmel, Indiana area.  It is a great outdoor venue that seats about 10,000.  The band battled weather all weekend but managed to get three great shows in.  They ...

  • Louise Harrison's Birthday!

    Posted August 17, 2013 by Terry Crain

    In honor of Louise Harrison's birthday this weekend, I thought I would reprint my interview with her.  Enjoy!!   There are special days and events in music history that all of us wish we would have been a part of.   Woodstock is one of those events.  The number of people w...

  • Fest for Beatles Fans

    Posted August 14, 2013 by Terry Crain

      I recently attended Chicago's "Fest for Beatles Fans".  This was my 15th year in a row in attendance.  The headliners were 60's British Invasion duo Chad and Jeremy.  When you have older rockers perform at this event the crowd is always wonderful and very polite, but we all ...