Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth
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17 January 2013

Billy J Kramer on The Beatles and Bournemouth

Billy J Kramer has been recalling his remarkable career in a brand new interview with the excellent ezine ZANI. Have a good read here.
Loaded with anecdotes and laced with rare insights, Billy seems to be in fine fettle although we have to take issue with his memories of Bournemouth. He recalls his 20th birthday party well enough, but seems to think John Lennon played him Bad To Me in a corridor when, in fact, the single was already topping the charts when he arrived in Bournemouth on his birthday - 19 August 1963 - to open a six-day summer season at the Gaumont Theatre on Westover Road.
To mark the achievement The Beatles hosted a party in their dressing room that evening between the first and second shows. Later on the boys sent Billy a telegram that read: "Happy birthday from your proud parents, The Beatles."
Bad To Me stayed at number one until it was replaced by She Loves You, released the Friday of their Bournemouth run.
:: The photo above (by Harry Taylor, copyright Dave Robinson) is taken from the book Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth, available to order here.

1 comment:

  1. I really had no idea the Beatles had such a rich history with Bournemouth. I've found the blog really interesting so far Nick, keep up the good work.