Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth
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3 October 2012

More Bournemouth, Beatles & the Beeb

As BBC local radio remembers 50 years since the release of The Beatles' Love Me Do on Friday, the Beeb's regional evening magazine show South Today has been running a series of films exploring the links between the Fabs and the south, specifically Bournemouth.
The content of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth is heavily featured, as is author Nick Churchill and interviewees including Jon Kremer and Howie Casey, reprising his riff from Wings' Jet.
Viewers also see the town's few remaining locations such as the Gaumont Theatre (now Odeon) and Palace Court Hotel (now Premier Inn) on Westover Road, as well as the Pavilion Theatre in front of which crowds gathered to watch the Gaumont and Palace Court opposite. There's also a section of maplewood stage from the Winter Gardens theatre on show at the Beacon Hotel and an interview conducted within sight of where Mimi's home stood at Sandbanks.
You can see Monday's film here.
Then click here to see Tuesday's and here to see Howie Casey in Wednesday's film.
The Fab Four Down South is broadcast on BBC Radio Solent at 7pm on Friday, presented by the legendary Tony Blackburn.
Listen here on the iPlayer.
Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth can be ordered here, as can a selection of art prints of some of the rare and previously unpublished photos from the book.


  1. I have searched your detailed blog but I can find no info about the partial broadcast of the 21st(?) August 1963 concert on the BBC show 'The Fab Four Down South' 01/01/2013.

    C630821B-01/02 intro/Roll Over Beethoven
    C630821B-06. A Taste of Honey
    C630821B-09 Baby It's You
    C630821B-12 She Loves You
    C630821B-13 Twist And Shout

    Approx 90secs, some with 'talk over'

  2. Hello Moptop. The broadcast you mention was a BBC Radio Solent feature in which the sound desk tape made at the Gaumont was mentioned. The tape story is well chronicled, not least in the book 'Yeh Yeah Yeah: The Beatles and Bournemouth'. I'm interested in your project though, feel free to email