The Upbeat Beatles Huntingdon Hall HOW do you live up to The Beatles – the most popular and influential band in history? Those were my thoughts as I waited for the Upbeat Beatles to take the stage. While you can’t go wrong with the source…
Lennon bought his first really good guitar – a Rickenbacker 325 “Capri”, in 1960 in Hamburg,Germany.
He used it (with a variety of modifications, including having it spayed black) continually on record and stage until late 1964.
In the summer of 1961 George Harrison heard that a Liverpool cab driver was selling a Gretsch Duo Jet electric guitar.
The cab driver wanted £90.00 but George only had £70.00. The deal was done at £70.00 but George had to provide an I.O.U. for the balance which he later paid.
Today would have been Brian Epstein’s 80th Birthday. Take a look at this article about one of “the great unsung architects of 20th-century culture” – written by Vivek J. Tiwary, author of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivek-j-tiwary/the-untold-story-of-the-beatles-gay-manager_b_4373598.html
Take a look at these 4 different single sleeves used in France, Norway, UK and USA: