Ken Womack’s “John Lennon: 1980” is an engaging look at a pivotal year. It paints a portrait of a happy man – which is something, at least.
Chas Newby, friend of the Beatles, “filled” in on a crucial early gig. Our interview captures that magical night when Beatlemania was born.
The chance to fill in on a Beatles world tour was beyond imagination. Jimmie Nicol almost didn’t get the gig – and when he did, nearly blew it.
One day, Beatles fans will travel to Liverpool again. And the first stop should be the Magical Beatles Museum helmed by Roag Best (Pete’s brother).