Pre-Fab: The Story of One Man, His Drums, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. By Colin Hanton and Colin Hall.
Pre:Fab! is a memoir which tells the story of Colin Hanton's formative years up to and including his career with John Lennon's Quarry Men. Colin Hanton related his memories over a period of two years to Colin Hall and as a team they worked together to piece together Colin Hanton's fascinating story. As such it is an insight not only into Colin and John's early musical adventures but a vivid social history of war-time and post war Liverpool/ Britain. Colin was a Quarry Man when both Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined the group. Colin tells the story of these heady days and history-in-the-making days in this book. Colin Hanton and Colin Hall were both Liverpool born and bred. Colin Hanton was born in 1938 and became the drummer in John Lennon's very first group, The Quarry Men. He drummed for three years between 1956-1959, during which time Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined the band. In 1958 Colin Hanton played on the very first single that John, Paul and George ever recorded - their version of Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day" and a Paul McCartney and George Harrison tune, "In Spite of All Danger", which happened to be the only song that Paul and George ever wrote together here.
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This is the long awaited fourth book in the series by Kevin Roach.
Following on from the other three books, which have been well received by Beatles fans around the world, this book will not disappoint.
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Ritchie's Dad, Richard was employed as a baker at the time of Ritchie's birth. With the country at war and the rationing that was to follow, the Starkey's, due his father's job, were never short of sugar, which made them very popular in there street!
Ritchie's early childhood was set, to the back drop of war, with Liverpool being heavily bombed, and at the age of 3 years his father Richard left home, leaving Elsie to bring up the baby. Fortunately for Elsie, her Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, lived in the same street and stood by her helping to bring up Ritchie.
Using the vast archive of the Liverpool Record Office, Trinity Mirror and a selection of fantastic images from the family album, we discover the influences on Paul and his brother Michael, by going back to where they once belonged.
The essay first came to light when I was researching for my book 'The McCartney's In The Town Where They Were Born' although a lot of other researchers knew of the essay they along with Sir Paul, thought it had been distroyed 60years ago but during my research if found it had been kept in Liverpool Record Office archives department, along with the other winning essay's.
George was born in a small two up - two down terrace house at No 12 Arnorld Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool, the youngest of four children. Shortly after he was born his parents Harold and Louise to George to the local Catholic church Our Lady Of Good Help to be baptised.
The register is written in Latin and reads as follows:
George Harrison - Date of Birth 25th Feb 1943, Date of Baptism 14th March 1943
Parents - Harold and Louise Harrison ( Formerly French). Godmother - Maria Fox
The Harrison's moved from Arnold Grove to the Speke housing estate to 25 Upton Green, when George was of school age. His first school was Dovedale School which was to be the same school as John Lennon, George knew of John at the school because his older brother Peter was in the same school year as John, but George never really bothered with John at that time.
Entry No 1833 Name - George Harrison, Date of Birth - 25/2/43. Address - 25 Upton Green, Speke. in the next column is the word YES this relates to George being exempt from religious education.
After leaving Dovedale School it was time to go to the Seniors, George passed his 11plus exam and was excepted into the Liverpool Institute High School in Liverpool City Centre, another pupil at the "Inny" but a year above him was Paul McCartney. George and Paul would travel to school on the same bus from Speke to the Inny, and became friends through their interest in Rock-n-Roll.
The story of Eleanor was once again put into the public spotlight in 2008 when a document contain a signature E.Rigby dated 1911 was put up for auction and was sold for £115,000, the owner of the document stated that it came for Paul McCartney who had sent it to benefit the charity Sunbeams Music Trust.
Eleanor Rigby has always been a woman of mystery, but for those interested in the story of the infamous Eleanor Rigby here is what we found!
Marie Darwin is a Liverpool based nursery nurse. She is also a tour guide for Beatles fans, showing them the numerous iconic locations across the city.
This book brings together Marie's two passions: education and The Beatles.
It was during a Beatles convention that she noticed there was nothing for younger Beatles fans, and her first book, "What Did Grandad Paul do when he was little" was born.
This book is the second in the series and tells the story, through rhyme, of John Lennon and his early years.
Liverpool author and Liverpool Echo columnist Daniel Longman, who has a regular feature covering Liverpool and Wirral history published each week in the nostalgia section of the newspaper has know turned his attention to The Beatles.
This is his first book on this subject, and the reviews are very promising, and has the author puts it. The appeal of the Beatles is everlasting. Millions of fans from all over the world continue to revel in the band’s eternal hits and their music stands out as one of Britain’s greatest cultural successes.
This book takes the reader on a journey to the Fab Four’s home town of Liverpool and explores the significant sites and locations associated with the band’s unparalleled rise to stardom.
We delve into the archives and uncover nostalgic images of Mathew Street, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, as well as many other familiar landmarks and witness the changes that have taken place in the city through time.
This book will appeal to any true Beatles fan who wishes to discover that little bit extra about the world’s most famous boy band.
The forward for the book is by The Beatles friend and founder of The Merseybeat Magazine Bill Harry.
The book is available on Amazon in Kindle Edition or Book form for more details on The Beatles Landmarks In Liverpool.
Today marks 57 years to the day that a young Paul McCartney met a young John Lennon.
Paul met John for the first time at a Garden Fete on St Peter's Church field on Saturday 6th July 1957. He was there to see John's skiffle group, 'The Quarrymen'.