Category Archives: London Beatles Walks News

Good Day Sunshine on London Beatles Walks

It will be a ‘Good Day Sunshine’ on my London Beatles walks this weekend, as London will be basking in high summer temperatures.

We have the Beatles ‘In My Life’ walk on Saturday at 11am from Marylebone Station and the Beatles ‘Magical Mystery tour’ on Sunday at 11am from Tottenham Court Road Station. Full details at http;//www.beatlesinlondon.com

MayDay MayDay – New Start Time for Beatles In My Life Walks

From May 1st – the Beatles ‘In My Life’ walk starts at 11am, every Tuesday and Saturday, from outside the main archway entrance of Marylebone Station.

There are places I’ll remember’ – The Beatles ‘In My Life’ tour of London. 
A walking tour of some of the major Beatles sites in the Marylebone area of London; including where the opening scenes of a Hard Day’s Night were filmed; the apartment where Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon and Yoko Ono all lived; the house where Paul McCartney dreamed ‘Yesterday’; and a tube ride to St John’s Wood to see Abbey Road Studios and cross the famous Abbey Road Crossing.

You can book for the tour at https://www.funzing.com/sd/EatGVX
or just turn up and pay on the day.

More details of this, and my other tours, at http://www.beatlesinlondon.com

‘Guide to the Beatles’ London’ Book Now Available

The sixties were a fun time when everything came together, and London was fab – it really was then, … it was really jumping. And there were The Beatles and the pirate radio stations and all that, and a general loosening up. Of course the war had gone by then and rationing had finished so people started throwing their legs in the air and having a good time. It was a good place to be, around London, in the sixties.Kenny Everett, DJ and producer of the Beatles Christmas records

About the Book

 

  • walking tour of Beatles sites in Central London and also details of sites further out from the centre
  • maps and directions how to get there
  • an essential souvenir of the London Beatles walking tours, plus an independent guide to many more Beatles places in London not visited on the tours
  • scores of previously unpublished and rare photos, including The Beatles at their homes and in Abbey Road Studios
  • stories from people who worked with the Beatles, including Alistair Taylor, Brian Epstein’s personal assistant, top record producer Alan Parsons and top DJ Kenny Everett
  • written by Richard Porter – professional Beatles tour guide, former editor ‘Off the Beatle Track’ magazine and renowned Beatles expert
  • unique content and professional design make it an ideal momento of your trip to London, or a special present for your Beatle fan friend!

 

Contents: The book is divided into the followings sections

 

  • The Story of The Beatles in London. A chronological history from their first visit to London to their break-up.
  • A walking tour of The Beatles London. A three hour walking tour around major Beatles locations in Central London.
  • Drive My Car. Other Beatles locations in and around London.
  • Further Information for Beatles Fans. More information of use to Beatles fans coming to London.

 

Places included in the book include Abbey Road Studios, the former Apple building at 3 Savile Row, the Beatles homes, offices, recording studios and many others. However, the book is more about the people that frequented the buildings, rather than the buildings themselves.

 

  • find out what John Lennon was doing outside some public toilets in 1966
  • discover which famous Beatles song was recorded in a studio next to a strip club
  • learn how some ladies tights saved an important Beatles event
  • uncover who were the Apple Scruffs featured in the George Harrison song

To order the book click here

 

London Beatles Days 2018

Make your Travel plans today.

London Beatles Day Dates are Here

It all happens at The Christ Saviour Church Hall In the heart of Ealing in West London on New Broadway (which runs into the Uxbridge Road) London, W5 2XA,

All Events are  FREE ADMISSION !

March  17th
May     26th
July      21st
August  18th
October 20th
December 8th.

All Dates are Saturdays.

The venue is situated on the main road served by plenty of buses & only a 5-minute walk from Ealing Broadway Station (Central & District lines tube & main line station) plenty of food & drink options in the area. The event will be open from 10am to 4.30pm.  The Beatles Day will be in the Church Hall which is situated behind the main church look out for our signs! … cheap car parking is close by.

Please remember on a Saturday there is NO congestion charge in London

We look forward to seeing new & existing collectors & fans – don’t forget it’s FREE to come in…

For more details see: www.beatledays.com

Or Tel : 07801 564622  or 07785 923695

Trembling Wilburys, George Harrison’s 75th Birthday Special – Sunday 25th February

Top tribute band the Trembling Wilburys are celebrating what would be George Harrison‘s 75th birthday on Sunday 25th February at rock venue Nambucca in Holloway Road, north London. 

Frontman Glen Knowler looks and sounds uncannily like the late Beatle & Traveling Wilburys co-founder Harrison, while the band also pays perfect homage to his Wilbury bandmates – Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty. The band have been going for over six years mainly playing venues all over London & the South East, as well as venturing to other cities such as Birmingham, Mons (Belgium) and Liverpool where they played the legendary Cavern Club last October.
Drummer and band founder David Stark commented, “We’ve played some amazing gigs over the past few years and the band generates an incredible energy which everyone seems to love. Apart from Glen we have Dave Collison as an impeccable Roy Orbison, Andy McNish doubling up as Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, and bassist Marko Laver doing the honours as Jeff Lynne. Meanwhile lead guitarist Dzal Martin always gets the cheers for his incredible solos, while keyboard player Howard Robin (aka Ludwig van Wilbury) completes the line-up. We’re really looking forward to playing Nambucca for the first time, it’s an excellent venue with a great bar and sound system.”
2018 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Traveling Wilburys’ debut album ‘Volume One’ featuring such hits as ‘Handle With Care’ and ‘End Of The Line’, and the band is hoping to perform this classic album in its entirety on the night subject to final rehearsals. Their 2-hour show also features a selection of solo hits by the individual Wilburys including Beatles & ELO songs like ‘Taxman’, ‘Something’, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, ‘Hold On Tight’ and ‘Roll Over Beethoven’.
Doors open at 7pm with an 8.15pm start while tickets are £10 on the door or £8 in advance, available from www.wegottickets.com/event/429236.
Venue: Nambucca
596 Holloway Road
London N7 6LB

4th February 1968 – Recording Across the Universe – With a Little Help…

February 4th 1968. The Beatles are recording Across the Universe at EMI, Abbey Road.

Half way through the session, Paul McCartney comes out of the Studio, and asks the fans that are gathered in the car park whether they could ‘hold a high note’.

Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease said yes, and were led into the studio by Paul to sing backing vocals on Across the Universe!

New Chelsea Rock and Roll Walk for the Spring and Summer!

A new tour for the Spring and Summer!

Chelsea Rock Walk
On May 5, May 19, June 9, June 23, July 7 & July 21. at 2:30 pm from Sloane Square Station

There is no need to book for this tour – just turn up at the meeting point

The tour lasts just over two hours and costs 10pounds per person (8 pounds for full-time students and people aged 65+). Children under 15 go free if accompanied by an adult.

Visiting Chelsea area of London for rock’n’roll connections.

The town houses of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton

The squalid apartment shared by the Rolling Stones

The King’s Road

Where the cover was taken for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album

The former Chelsea Drug Store immortalised by the Rolling Stones

The site of Mary Quant’s first boutique

The infamous shop where the Sex Pistols were formed.

The recording studio where Pink Floyd made their first singles – and the power station featured on their famous album cover

plus many others!

For more details, and our other tours, see http://www.londonrockwalks.com

The Writing’s on the Abbey Road Wall

The perimeter wall of Abbey Road Studios has been written on by Beatles fans since the passing of John Lennon. So many people write on it that, every 2 months or so, the wall is repainted. It must be several inches thicker with paint than when it was first built.

It was last painted a week ago, but already it is filling up. Here are some of the highlights from the wall today:

We go to Abbey Road on my London Beatles Walks http://www.beatlesinlondon.com