By Paul Tennant
They chased down Paul McCartney in a park and have become the 1st band signed to Apple, the Beatle's new recording corporation. this isn't simply one other tale concerning the Beatles and the paranormal l960s, even if they do function seriously in it. It¿s additionally the story of achieving for the celebrities and attaining each teenage boy¿s ambition. It¿s an event that took Paul on an exhilarating trip from the again streets of Liverpool in l959 to the center of the Beatles empire in London in l967. Paul McCartney says that "Paul Tennant's tale approximately Liverpool and his yr with Apple is interesting. i'm happy to have performed a small half in it."
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I was still a rocker and wanted to play rock music and rhythm and blues, not the laid back stuff Alan loved. Alan understood completely and said he had an idea. He introduced me to his cousin Robbie Williams, who was a drummer, and a good drummer at that. Robbie also lived close to me. We had a lot in common and got on fine. Robbie had another mate named Colin who played guitar. That gave us the foundations of a new group. All we needed was a bass player and we would be on the way. Robbie, Colin and I spent hours and hours playing together in Robbie's front room, perfecting our sound.
We were going through the stage of smoking a little pot by this time and we sat some nights listening to the Beatles while smoking a joint. Drinking did not come into the equation. It was just Peter, Dave, and me getting high. 46 Chapter 4: New Brighton, and it's 1966 Peter McKenna still lived in the old house in Dorset Road with his dad and stepmother. In the front room of their house was an old upright piano. Every Sunday, Peter's dad would plonk himself down in the front room and play the thing—never any other time, just on Sunday afternoons.
I can't recall what group was on that first time we went down there, but I don't think it was the Beatles. I do remember seeing Jimmy Justice, who had a number one hit with a song called When My Little Girl Is Smiling, and Bruce Channell and his big hit, Hey Baby, with the famous Delbert McClinton on harmonica. We also saw Freddie and The Dreamers, Jim McClain and The Dakotas, and a million others. On a subsequent visit, The Beatles were on stage. The atmosphere was electric. The moment I saw them, I realised it was the same band I had seen at The Casbah—the same members but a million times better.