Beatles fans give Liverpool pensioner a wave on Penny Lane – unaware he was once part of the band

It’s not Ringo, the fourth member of the legendary band. It’s Colin Hanton who quit the group after a bust-up at a gig

Loads of Beatles fans trundle along Penny Lane and get a wave from the man who played drums with John, Paul and George.

They wave back – blissfully unaware the Liverpool pensioner they have just encountered could have been a really big Starr.

This isn’t Ringo, the fourth member of the legendary band. It’s Colin… Colin Hanton – the man who turned his back on the group after a bust-up at a gig.

He is 79, lives just a few long and winding roads from Penny Lane and says of greeting the daytrippers: “To them I’m just a grey-haired old bloke on his way to get the morning paper – but they’ll give me a wave back.”

Colin left the Beatles – then called the Quarrymen – after a fallout with George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

For more click here

 

2 thoughts on “Beatles fans give Liverpool pensioner a wave on Penny Lane – unaware he was once part of the band”

  1. Hey Richard,
    Did you get my message re: getting Sir Paul to Liverpool for IBW next year? I thought with it being 50 years since Abbey Rd albumin 2019 (the last one they actually recorded together)it would be fitting…..

Leave a Reply to Dee Legg Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *