The Birth of The Beatles Story

£29.99

Imagine a time before the whole world knew The Beatles – you are in 1960s Liverpool, standing in an overcrowded, dark, sweaty cellar, waiting for John, Paul, George and Pete to take to the stage – about to witness the face of popular music, and your own life, changing forever. This is the story of Mike and Bernadette Byrne’s amazing and uniquely personal journey. They not only witnessed music history being made but they went on to build The Beatles Story, the most successful Beatle exhibition in the world. With no money of their own, little experience, and hardly any support from the city, they succeeded. Bernadette was a Cavern regular who went on to date George and Paul, while Mike was a fellow Merseybeat musician and acquaintance of The Beatles. Like scenes in a Beatles film yet to be made, Bernie was caught with her hair in rollers by George Harrison, Paul McCartney nearly burned her parents’ house down and Mike was backed by a 21-year-old Ringo while playing at Butlins Holiday Camp. From escaping screaming fans in George Harrison’s car and organising 14 labourers to carry Ringo’s customised Mini up an escalator in a Dallas mall, to secret meetings with senior Beatle bosses in a London crypt, this journey is packed with unseen pictures and many untold stories about The Beatles – and how a Liverpool couple helped Liverpool fall in love with the Beatles again. The book is a large, coffee table size hardcover with full colour interior, full of rare and magnificent images.
Publisher: New Haven Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781912587667
Dimensions: 280 x 216 mm Full colour hardcover

 

Please note that this book retails at 24.99 – our price contains a flat rate shipping fee of 5 GBP = Price 29.99

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Imagine a time before the whole world knew The Beatles – you are in 1960s Liverpool, standing in an overcrowded, dark, sweaty cellar, waiting for John, Paul, George and Pete to take to the stage – about to witness the face of popular music, and your own life, changing forever. This is the story of Mike and Bernadette Byrne’s amazing and uniquely personal journey. They not only witnessed music history being made but they went on to build The Beatles Story, the most successful Beatle exhibition in the world. With no money of their own, little experience, and hardly any support from the city, they succeeded. Bernadette was a Cavern regular who went on to date George and Paul, while Mike was a fellow Merseybeat musician and acquaintance of The Beatles. Like scenes in a Beatles film yet to be made, Bernie was caught with her hair in rollers by George Harrison, Paul McCartney nearly burned her parents’ house down and Mike was backed by a 21-year-old Ringo while playing at Butlins Holiday Camp. From escaping screaming fans in George Harrison’s car and organising 14 labourers to carry Ringo’s customised Mini up an escalator in a Dallas mall, to secret meetings with senior Beatle bosses in a London crypt, this journey is packed with unseen pictures and many untold stories about The Beatles – and how a Liverpool couple helped Liverpool fall in love with the Beatles again. The book is a large, coffee table size hardcover with full colour interior, full of rare and magnificent images.
Publisher: New Haven Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781912587667
Dimensions: 280 x 216 mm Full colour hardcover

Please note that this book retails at 24.99 – our price contains a flat rate shipping fee of 5 GBP = Price 29.99