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The Mersey Beatles
« on: April 15, 2004, 07:45:40 PM »

Here is the very first issue of Mersey Beat, published 6th July 1961. On the right-hand side of the page is John's brilliant history of The Beatles; written in the same style as his books - In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard In The Works (1965).

It's hilarious and also explains where the title of one of Paul's albums came from!

Hope you like it :D




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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2004, 01:28:34 AM »

like a fly to a picinic pc comes a buzzin in....................

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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2004, 03:58:54 AM »

Nice story and post TE! I enjoyed that!

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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004, 12:57:19 AM »

yep, the story about the man in the flaming pie :D
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004, 12:59:14 AM »

[quote by=Bruno link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1082058340,s=3 date=1082249839]yep, the story about the man in the flaming pie :D[/quote]

Ha ha! Spot on :D

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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2004, 02:11:24 PM »

 Mersey Beat (The beginnings of the Beatles) is the first Beatles book I ever bought and definitely one of my favorites.
I love the old ads and the entries by John and the two from Paul.
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There is a letter from a reader (dated Oct. 5 -19, 1961) that reads:

Could you please print the reason why one of the Fabulous "Beatles" (the one who wears the dark glasses) hasn't been appearing
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2004, 02:45:34 PM »

[quote by=Mendips link=Blah.pl?b=books,m=1082058340,s=5 date=1094220684]This included pictures of John standing on the corner of the Reeperbahn reading a newspaper dressed only in underpants[/quote]

Yeah that is an excellent book!

Actually, a few of those pictures ended up on the White Album poster!

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2004, 07:23:28 PM »

Beatcomber (John) writes in Mersey Beat:


SMALL SAM

 Once upon a Tom there was a small llittle Stan, who was very small.

  "You are very small Stan", they said.

  "I am only lttle.' replied Stan answering, feeling very small.  Who could blame him, for Stan was only small?
  "You must be small Stan," people were oft heard to cry, noticing how extremely very small Stan was in fact.  But  being small (Stan ws small) had its condensations.  Who esle but Stan (the small) could wear all those small clothes?

  Stan was highly regarded by everyone (for Stan was small and little).  However, one day Stan saw an adverse in the Mersey Bean for "Club you quickly grow your boots."  So on that very day Small Stan (by name called) purchased a pair of the very same.  So now when Stan passes by, folks say "Is not that small Stan wearing a pair of those clubs you quickly grow you boots?"
  And it is.
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2004, 07:26:56 PM »

I absolutely love those stories of John's! Also, have you read any of the adverts that John placed in Mersey Beat? They're brilliant! :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2004, 08:11:13 PM »

Yes!
I do love them!  :)
Always makes me smile to read them and think about a barely 21 year old John digging in his pockets to see if he has enough  money to place the ads.


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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2004, 03:53:48 PM »

Wow, JOHN was soo great at writing that kind of stufff.

I've also found very very interesting that letter form that early fan (we're talking about 1961!) asking about Stuart. Thanks for posting it!
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2005, 04:05:30 AM »

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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2005, 02:15:10 PM »

I read this book called Mersey Beat by Bill Harry himself about 15 years ago with all the classic articles about the Beatles & the other British groups at the time which was interesting.
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2005, 10:15:48 PM »

i think bill may embellish a little because he was one of the first besides bob wooler to jump on the beatles band wagon....

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2005, 11:22:43 PM »

wow cool stories.  I'd like to see the adverts Alan and mendips are talking about it.  Maybe Ill buy the book
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2005, 12:19:19 AM »

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wow cool stories.

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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2005, 02:35:30 AM »

git to work! ;D
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Re: The Mersey Beatles
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2005, 01:48:59 PM »

LOL! ;D

Keep reminding me!!!

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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2005, 03:37:21 AM »

you dont gotta if you dont wanna.  
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2005, 12:48:39 PM »

I will sort it out I promise :)
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