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Number Three Savile Row – Exclusive News!

Number Three Savile Row - Apple HQ
Number 3 Savile Row – Apple HQ

The First is a real exclusive !! Nigel Pearce is with the help of John “Buzz” Bezzini, and David Bedford, is going to release a book on the history of the actual Building No. 3 Savile Row. It is going to be a one-off special pressing release detailing the history of the building from its construction to the present day. 

This will include its base for the British Admiralty, events coming from that, being the home of several British notables, and its link to The British Bowler Hat. We also will be printing a full Brochure detailing the building when put up for sale in the early 1900s. This will include complete details of the structure and rooms at the time.

When Number 3 Closed
When Number 3 Closed

We will be mentioning the purchase for The Beatles to be the base for Apple Records etc. as well as a little section on the Get Back sessions. We will also re-print the affidavit submitted to the High Court by Alen Klein, for the famous case of Paul McCartney versus the other three Beatles and Apple Corps.

We will also reprint the full page published detailing the judgement given by QC Mr. Justice Stamp, who was presiding over the proceedings.

This publication again will be issued from documents held in my personal collection, and again many of which have been forgotten, or never seen. Discussions are being held now with publishers, and they are apparently very keen. More will be revealed.

A Rare Apple Record from Nigel's Collection
A Rare Apple Record from Nigel’s Collection

There is going to be another “Inside Number Three” Book titled ‘Deeper Inside Number Three‘ where we will take you further inside this colourful and magical world, which still fascinates, and mystifies so many Beatles and Music fans today nearly 60 years after the project started. Apple Records is a music phenomenon and is still an organisation of mystery and intrigue, but more will be revealed, as the famous song said in 1963 “It Won’t Be Long”.

There will be more to come!!

Nigel Pearce

Author Inside No 3

Get Your Copy of Inside Number Three Now

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D-Day Liverpool and Country Music!

The Country of Liverpool

In my book, The Country of Liverpool, I was told about an amazing club that was in Liverpool during the 1980s, which had a link to D-day, 6th June 1944. Mick Kinney, bass player with Phil Brady and the Ranchers, told me about the strangest club ever!

“One of our greatest and strangest experiences was playing on this boat at the docks in Liverpool. It was called the Club Ship Landfall, but we called it the Bad Ship Landfall. It was a large landing craft.

“This guy, Joe McGlory,” recalled Mick, “who owned a number of pubs in Liverpool, came up to us one night when we were playing for him. He says; ‘Hey Phil, you’re not going to believe this, but I’ve bought a boat and turned it into a club! It is down at the dock. I want you to play there, but it’s a late finish, so you can do your early gig and then come down and do the spot there about 12:30-2:30am. We did it for about three years. It was a bizarre place.

“The first time we saw it we went down after a gig and there was this huge boat in the dock with a gang plank that you walked over on. It’s an old army boat, one of those landing craft where the front comes down to unload whatever it was carrying. It had port holes down the side too. It was huge.”

D-Day Landing Craft

The Landfall was the LCT 7074 Landing Craft Tank and was used at D-Day in June 1944 at the Normandy Invasion. It landed tanks and troops on Gold beach on D-Day and continued to carry supplies across the English Channel over the next few months. She arrived in Liverpool in 1945 with a view to her being converted into an emergency repair ship for the Far East, but the Japanese surrender meant it wasn’t needed. It remained in Liverpool and was turned into a club, permanently based in Bramley-Moore Dock. 

The LCT 7074 Landing Craft
The LCT 7074 Landing Craft

“It had all been converted inside, so that when you went in around the middle, if you turned left, there was a disco, or to the right it was a club, and neither sound bled into the other club. It had a proper stage in each club and because it had double doors for each club, it was perfect. So it became the place to go for the lads after they’d finished playing. We played the Friday night and Saturday nights, so everyone knew Phil would be on, so they’d come down for a couple of pints. It was a bit rough and you’d get a couple of sconeheads, but it was good. That was around 1980.

The Guy Got Bottled

“There was one nasty incident when a guy got bottled. The other lad smashed a bottle and then cut the guy’s throat, so the blood was spurting out everywhere. He was losing a lot of blood and by the time the ambulance got there he was about to pass out. There was just this pool of blood by his foot where it had run down his body. Unreal. He lived though. We were playing when it happened and it was right in front of us. You had to be careful because there were some strange people who turned up there!

“By the time we finished playing, especially in the summer, the sun was already up and we were going home while the birds were singing, about 5 o’clock in the morning.”

Ford Cortina

“I remember coming out of the club one night with Phil, who had a Mark 3 Ford Cortina, bright yellow, vinyl roof and sports wheels. He said; ‘there’s a guy in my car and he’s trying to rob it’ but he didn’t see us. So I went over and opened the door. He was shocked, so I punched him and dragged him out of the car. Phil came over and started battering him with a mic stand! It was hilarious! The kid jumped up and started running away so Phil threw the mic stand at him and it hit him on the back!  So, he fell on the floor and rolled over, before jumping up and saying; ‘I’ll be back with my brothers’ etc. A strange experience!”

The Landing Craft Now

Who knew that the only surviving Landing Craft from D-Day on 6th June 1944 would end up in Liverpool? The craft was taken to Portsmouth and restored to its original state and is on display at the “D-Day Story” museum.

The LCT 7074 at Portsmouth
The LCT 7074 at Portsmouth

Get your copy of The Country of Liverpool: Nashville of The North now.

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Copyrighting The Beatles – NEW BOOK!

Copyrighting The Beatles

After over three years of research, Terry Crain’s newest book is out in digital form. This book, titled “Copyrighting The Beatles,” chronicles over 900 Beatles and Beatles-related copyrights from 1963 to 1966.

Over 300 Beatles Copyrights?

In the annuals of the Library of Congress, there are Beatles and Beatles-related copyrights for musical screenplays, lectures, spoken word writings, dolls, Beatles records, newspaper artwork, paintings, drawings, articles, toys, posters, albums, sculptures, jewelry, portraits, magazines, record cases, sheet music, novelty records, television scripts, newspaper cartoons, impromptu skits, books, photographs, documentary scripts, satire animations, cover records in French, Dutch, Spanish, and German, and more! This reference publication details the copyrights in chronological order, making it easy to follow the growth of this wild and wacky genre.

Copyrighting The Beatles
Copyrighting the Beatles

Novelty Records

Over 300 of these copyrights are Beatles novelty records in the genres of American folk, British folk, foxtrot, jive, samba, bluegrass, doo-wop, country, big band, blues, jazz, orchestral, spoken-word, surf, ska, and polka!

Designer, Beatles author, and collector Andrew Croft created the cover graphic, Tom Frangione wrote the Foreword, and Cha Chi Loprete wrote the Introduction.

Crain tells people “I’m unsure if I wrote a book, reference guide, or encyclopedia!”

The digital book can be ordered at the faBgear company at:

https://tinyurl.com/3pehjebw

Terry

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Happy Birthday, Yoko – But Who is the REAL Yoko Ono?

John and Yoko

Is there a more divisive and controversial person in Beatles history than Yoko Ono? Why was she always at John’s side? What did the others think of her? Did Yoko split up The Beatles? The Get Back series proved that she and John were almost inseparable, but many more people were in the studio!

There is always a lot of negative press, but now there is a new book by Madeline Bocaro called In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono. For a change, this is an objective look at Yoko and who the REAL Yoko Ono Lennon is, which will surprise you.

In Your Mind - The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono
In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

Ono’s fascinating life goes way beyond what most people know. We visit Yoko’s inner and outer worlds. You will be touched by her wit and wisdom, her spiritual nature, and her intent.

John and Yoko
John and Yoko

Although always associated with John, her life story spans thirty-three years before meeting John Lennon, twelve years with him, and over forty years of creativity since his death. Yoko breaks down the boundaries between art and life. Her enchanting philosophy and uplifting positivity are irresistible. She shows us the truth – with sincerity and humor, enlightening us to our own superpowers.

Ono’s work is unfinished – to be completed in your mind.

Madeline Bocaro
Madeline Bocaro

Her art is on the ceiling, on the floor, and in the sky. It is invisible – a wind, a whisper, a scream. It is imagining one thousand suns rising, a billion universes, stealing moonlight on the water… Ono’s music and films are an extension of her art. This book covers every aspect of her life and work. 

Will you be bold enough to read this book with an open mind and discover the REAL Yoko?

Get your copy of Madeline’s great book on Yoko Ono.

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The Fest for Beatles Fans

Fest for Beatles Fans

The Beatles Bookstore will be at The Fest for Beatles Fans in New York this coming weekend – 9th to 11th February 24. Come and find them in the Marketplace and talk to them and buy some books too! And if you can’t make it, you can order their books below.

Authors At The Fest:

David Bedford
David Bedford
Jude Kessler
Jude Kessler
Terry Crain
Terry Crain
Madeline Bocaro
Madeline Bocaro
Kit O'Toole
Kit O’Toole
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The Beatles Now and Then

The Beatles Now and Then

The latest single Now and Then from the world’s Number 1 All Time Band has cemented that claim for all time. Whilst the song is wistfully beautiful, it is also true Beatles engineering. Go using AI to engineer a reunion that the world has longed to see since 1970, it has brought about that very thing, and a resounding success it is too.

Using the latest technology coupled with AI, this has put our beloved Mop Tops right at the forefront of the modern recorded industry, and it is most welcome.  The fact that modern pressed and computerised as it is, is not making the headway it should be, we see the present younger generations seeking out something that was Then, but is Now. To quote a famous line, And You Know That Can’t Be Bad. I do however think that this will not be the last offering from The Beatles. There are complete songs still in cans and tapes that are waiting to be discovered. All in the fitness of time

I thought however that it would be good to share something that has just recently come into my possession, as i believe that it is relevant and important to Now and Then, and adds a lot of resonance to the whole proceedings.

Photographs as Shown

Now and Then Set Examples  

The Beatles Now and Then
The Beatles Now and Then

Now and Then Reunion Sessions CD Front Cover  

Now and Then Reunion Recording Sessions
Now and Then Reunion Recording Sessions

Now and Then Back Cover and track listing 

Now and Then Recording Sessions

CD Frame.

Now and Then
Now and Then

I also still have demo items with John and George that could be worked on including a Dick James 45am acetate recording of the whole group performing Bad To Me.

Regards

Nigel

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