By Paul Tennant
They chased down Paul McCartney in a park and have become the 1st band signed to Apple, the Beatle's new recording corporation. this isn't simply one other tale concerning the Beatles and the paranormal l960s, even if they do function seriously in it. It¿s additionally the story of achieving for the celebs and reaching each teenage boy¿s ambition. It¿s an event that took Paul on a thrilling trip from the again streets of Liverpool in l959 to the center of the Beatles empire in London in l967. Paul McCartney says that "Paul Tennant's tale approximately Liverpool and his yr with Apple is attention-grabbing. i'm happy to have performed a small half in it."
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Extra resources for All You Need Is Luck--: How I Got a Record Deal by Meeting Paul McCartney
I arranged to go around to see him and play catch up. The Almost Blues were now coming to be a well-established band in Liverpool. They had expanded considerably with a big brass addition. Alan's trumpet playing was very good, and he now had a tenor and baritone sax to compliment each other. He invited me to come along and see them play on the following Saturday. I don't recall where he was playing. I remember, it was a big hall and it sold beer. The guy at the bar asked me my age before he would serve me.
Finally, The Alexanders split up. I never saw Colin or Robbie Williams again. It was the end of another era. I spent a bit of time watching the bands at the Blue Angel Club. The owner of The Blue Angel was Alan Williams—one-time manager of the Beatles for a very short time. The Blue Angel had a casino area, and it was an experience to go up there and see how the other half lived. I once won the jackpot on one of the one-armed bandits. I was there with Eddie Jones from Dorset Road. I had sixpences coming out of my ears, they were everywhere.
All You Need Is Luck... 31 I was now getting pretty pissed off with work. As my apprenticeship progressed, so did the amount of work I had to do. There was no more skiving in the laboratory and going off to The Cavern. I had to do proper work. It was a severe blow to the system, I can tell you. Night classes were also getting tougher, and exams were looming. My dad was thinking of leaving Paton Calvert, moving on to new pastures, and leaving me all on my own. Alan Peters had come to the end of his apprenticeship and was thinking of leaving for another challenge.