Blog 11

Blog 11

I’m going to skip Hamburg, Germany at this point. More of that later in another blog. Let’s just say things went horribly wrong and horribly right. The Beatles as they were now known returned from Hamburg in dribs and drabs. George was discovered to be under age and...
Blog 10

Blog 10

Ken Brown no longer had a group but still wanted to play. So, he set about forming another band. His first port of call was my brother Pete. Pete was always tapping his fingers on worktops and tables, spoons and forks on pans, and then came Bongo drums. Ken asked Pete...
Blog 9

Blog 9

Week No 13. Ken Brown couldn’t play. He had stomach cramps and couldn’t stand up but refused to go home. Mo spoke to John, Paul, and George about whether they could perform without Ken and they assured her they could. It was decided Ken could sit on the door and earn...
Blog 8

Blog 8

During the eight weeks leading up to the opening night on Saturday the 29th of August 1959 the Quarrymen were expected to muck in with preparing the Casbah. John Lennon pained the Aztec ceiling, Paul McCartney painted the Rainbow ceiling, George painted what can only...
Blog 7

Blog 7

The cellar of 8 Haymans Green was beginning to look like a club, but it didn’t have a name or a band to play. Mo was watching a film called ‘Algiers’ starring the French actor Charles Boyer. In the movie he turns to his love interest and say’s “Come with me to the...
Blog 6

Blog 6

Haymans Green was constantly besieged by Pete and Rory’s friends. Going back and forth from the cellars to the attic in a constant procession from morning to night. Mo finally told the boys she wanted a break. Friday no friends. Friday was going to be a family night...