Debbie at the Fest for Beatles Fans

Debbie with her Schedule
Debbie with Manhattan
Debbie with Manhattan in the Background

Fest for Beatles Fans, New Jersey

My first Beatles Fest in Jersey City was memorable for all the right reasons. On arrival at our hotel, we were greeted by a magical view of the night skyline of Manhattan from across the Hudson River.

The Music

It was so good to finally meet all my fellow authors in person and to experience the exciting atmosphere of the Beatles Fest for the first time.  There was so much happening every day.  Author’s panels, celebrity talks and presentations and of course the one ingredient that brought us all together in the first place, the music. 

Terry Crain with Debbie and Nigel
Beatles Bookstore Authors Terry Crain with Debbie and husband Nigel
Author Bruce Spizer with Debbie
Author Bruce Spizer with Debbie

10 Years at the Cavern

I had been invited to give a presentation relating to my ten years at the Cavern; five years as a member and five years as an owner. The audience were thrilled to learn that I had attended all 292 of The Beatles appearances at the Cavern, so much so that they rose as one and gave me a standing ovation which was very gratifying. 

Debbie with her Schedule
Debbie with her Schedule

It was great to catch up with Mark Lewisohn again, who has been a good friend of ours for almost forty years.

Mark Lewisohn with Debbie and Nigel
Mark Lewisohn with Debbie and Nigel

Liverpool

There were so many fantastic bands appearing that we were spoilt for choice.  The spectacular sound of the band LIVERPOOL, and the band that came the closest to transporting me back to hearing The Beatles in the Cavern in the early sixties was The Black Ties.  Their sound was raw and loud, and I felt as if I had jumped aboard a time machine and had been dropped back in the Cavern listening to The Beatles when they started to play , “I Saw Her Standing There”.

Cavern Club: The Inside Story

I did well with sales of my book, CAVERN CLUB THE INSIDE STORY and received very positive feedback.

Nigel and I met such lovely like-minded people, experts, authors, and customers.   Everybody was happy and the feeling was infectious throughout the venue, there was music everywhere.

Tom Frangione and Mark Lapidos
Tom Frangione and Mark Lapidos

I am already looking forward to my next Beatles Fest in Jersey City next year.

Thanks

Huge thanks go to Mark Lapidos, Susan Ratisher Ryan and all the teams of technicians and musicians  and everyone that made the weekend so memorable.

Susan Ryan with Debbie
Susan Ryan with Debbie
Debbie with Bob Abdou
Debbie with Bob Abdou
Debbie and Nigel with Janice Mitchell
Debbie and Nigel with Janice Mitchell
Debbie with Pat Mancuso
Debbie with Pat Mancuso
Kati, Andy Leigh, Me ,Nigel Greenberg, Simon Weitzman and Nancy Cohen
Kati, Andy Leigh, Me ,Nigel Greenberg, Simon Weitzman and Nancy Cohen

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