Saturday, December 5, 2015

Good Ole Beryl

Liverpool's own Beryl Marden was one of the opening performers during this tour.  I believe this photo of her and George was taken during the stop in Liverpool.   Here is what Beryl recalls from the tour.

“I was a kid at the time, John Lennon used to call me Marsy,” she says. “The manic hysteria had kicked in and it wasn’t very pleasant. I would go on stage before The Beatles and the kids would listen to the music and I would get a good reception. The Beatles would be at the side of the stage watching me sing and they would always wish me well. They were a few years older than me and were like my big brothers really.
“After I had finished the curtain would come down and when it went up for The Beatles all you could hear was screaming.
“It was sad really, because of all the screaming the girls didn’t actually really get to hear one of the greatest live bands there has ever been. John had this box organ and once I watched him just play it with his elbow. I asked him what he was doing and he just said it didn’t matter what he played because nobody was really listening to him.

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