Author:Colin Hanton with Colin Hall
I recently spent some time in Liverpool exploring the Beatles related sites, and was lucky enough to do the taxi tour with someone who really knew his stuff and who took us to places that the bus tour never visits. We stopped off in Penny Lane (of course) and he took us to the Community Centre (where the Quarry Men did play when the building had a former guise) and there is a terrific shop displaying memorabilia and selling Beatles related stuff (I even handled a Quarry Men guitar!). The guide pointed me to a book which had recently been published, and it was signed by the author – Colin Hanton – and I bought it by way of a souvenir as much as anything. You quickly realise that the Beatles had essentially gone by late 1963, so I became really interested in those early, pre-fame, days.
A couple of weeks ago I picked it up and, once started, I couldn’t put it down. I have loads of Beatle books, but this has the distinction of being the first hand memories of drummer Colin, who bothered his parents for a drum kit and found that » Continue Reading.