Friday, 28 September 2012

Last call for the Beatles on the Royal Iris River boat

On 28 September 1962, The Beatles performed for the third (and last) time aboard the Royal Iris.

The boat left Liverpool Pier Head at

In total the Beatles played a River Boat Shuffle 3 times on the Royal Iris. Appearing with them on this occassion were Lee Castle & The Barons, and Freddy (the Teddy) Fowell, who became better known as Freddie Starr. I guess he must have found some inspiration in Ringo's surname.

Price for a ticket was five shillings.

 At a Liverpool Beatles auction an unused ticket was estimated to fetch £1,200

Copyright info for the poster from beatlesauction

  1. It's a low resolution copy of an advertising poster.
  2. It doesn't limit the copyright owner's rights to sell the poster in any way.
  3. Because of the low resolution, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the poster.
  4. The image is itself a subject of discussion in the article or used in the infobox.
  5. The image is significant because it was used to promote a performance that has not been well documented.
  6. There is a link to the owner's website where the poster can be bought:

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Produced by George Martin is now in the shops

Today, Tuesday 11 September 2012 you can go out and buy "Produced by George Martin", a new DVD that tells the story of the rise to fame of George Martin, probably one of the most famous music producers of all times.

The DVD contains material that was first transmitted by the BBC in 2011 for its "Arena" series. It features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Cilla Black, Michael Palin, T-Bone Burnett and many more

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sir Paul McCartney receives the Legion of Honour

Great news from Paris, France today when Sir Paul McCartney received the highest honour a foreigner can receive: The "Légion d'Honneur" or Legion of Honour.

Macca received this honour because of his contributions to music from the hands of the French President, mr. François Hollande.

Other famous people who received this award are Clint Eastwood, Liza Minelli and Barbra Streisand.