On this day in 1962, The Beatles rolled up at EMI STUDIOS in Abbey Road, London, to do their audition with George Martin.
It didn’t all go well, plus there were conversations which led to misunderstandings, which led to The Beatles getting rid of drummer Pete Best.
What really happened that day?
Find out in my latest video.
The Beatles EMI Audition
The latest video on our Brightmoon Liverpool channel is the first podcast episode of Liddypod, with myself and good friend Paul Beesley.
We cover the history of Liverpool and ask the question: is Liverpool the Fifth Beatle?
What do you think?
Liddypod Episode 1
For my latest video on YouTube, I have gone inside George’s childhood home, where George lived from the age of 7.
25 Upton Green in Speke is where George lived, learned guitar and met with Paul especially to learn guitar together.
Inside George Harrison’s Home
Sad news on the passing of Dennis Littler. As you will read from this article, I interviewed Denis for my book The Fab One Hundred and Four. He was the guy on the right of Mike McCartney’s famous colour photo of the Quarrymen.
Lovely guy and what a story too!
The passing of Dennis Littler
In my latest video, join me on the coast of Wales where I wander through one of the strangest places you could ever visit!
Brian holidayed here for many years, and George loved it so much that he celebrated his 50th birthday party here.
But where is it? Join me now.
George Martin and Brian Epstein
When The Beatles went down to EMI Studios on 6th June 1962, were they under contract or was it an audition?
This was the day that would change the story of the Beatles forever. It would lead to the Beatles obtaining their recording contract from Parlophone and working with George Martin.
It also led to the end of the road for Pete Best in the Beatles.
Examine the evidence with me now in this video.
The Beatles EMI Audition
Having recently visited Hessy’s Music Centre, this time I head for the more upmarket Rushworths.
Can you answer the question too?
For the latest in my series of walking tours around Liverpool city centre,I look at the music store that supplied the Beatles with many instruments: Hessy’s.
Hessy’s Music Centre
On 10th April 1962, Stuart Sutcliffe sadly died in Hamburg.
On this anniversary, I have taken a visit to Stuart’s grave in Huyton to celebrate his life.
Watch the video here
Stuart Sutcliffe with the Beatles
For most Beatles fans they think of the Cavern or the Casbah.
However, back in March 1958, a club opened in a basement in Liverpool, but it wasn’t the Cavern or Casbah.
Find out in this short film