Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth
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6 December 2011

Beatles For Vale

This week's Blackmore Vale Magazine published a first person feature linked to Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth in which experienced Dorset journalist Roger Guttridge interwove his experiences of seeing The Beatles at the Bournemouth Gaumont in 1963 with a review of the book.
"I was 13 and my mother had asked if I would like to see The Beatles in Bournemouth," he writes. "I jumped at the chance, although she admitted later she had confused the Fab Four with another foursome, The Shadows, whose guitar instrumentals and clean-cut image were more to her taste than the loud, long-haired lads from Liverpool."
Roger goes on describe the show - on 20 August 1963 - saying he just about heard the group above the screams "and - agonisingly for me - had to leave before the final number to catch the last bus back to Sturminster Newton."
After dipping into stories, notably Robert Freeman taking the With The Beatles LP sleeve shot on the afternoon of 20 August, Roger says Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth is "a delightfully written and attractive book charting the Fab Four's various local connections..."

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