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.
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.
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.
It was great to catch up with Mark Lewisohn again, who has been a good friend of ours for almost forty years.
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.
Cavern Club – The Inside Story
This first-hand account of Debbie’s teen years frequenting and eventually helping to run the original Cavern Club is the authentic inside story of the Beatles launch pad, full of triumphs and failures – and surprise celebrity encounters.
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.
I am already looking forward to my next Beatles Fest in Jersey City next year.
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.