Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Brian Sommerville leads the way



  1. Brian Sommerville was my uncle. if anyone has photos or negatives with him, I would love to see or purchase. thanks
    James Sommerville

  2. James, I met your Uncle when I was an art student in London looking for work. I was introduced to him by someone I met and he asked me to draw a caricature of him. While I was sketching him we talked and I couldn’t believe it when he told me that the Beatles could walk in at any moment, sadly they didn’t! He seemed pleased with my final drawing and paid me 5 guineas, which in 1963 was a lot. I don’t know what he did with it but I still have the rough sketches that I did and I’d be happy to scan them and send them to you. My family are sick of me pointing out Brian whenever he appears in a documentary about The Beatles and saying “I met him !” I’ve always wondered what happened to him.

    1. I met Brian Sommerville at his home near Richmond North Yorkshire in around 1987. My then boyfriend used to look after Brian’s house when he was away. We used to be able to use his car too. Any information on him would be so interesting.

  3. love how people connect on this site

  4. Sadly I haven’t had a reply from James, I’m disappointed.