Monday, November 15, 2021

Before They Were Beatles - Episode 03: George, Paul, & Richie

Before They Were Beatles
Episode 03: George, Paul, & Richie

Our journey continues as we meet the teenage George Harrison, James Paul McCartney, and Richard Starkey, plus take a side trip to discuss the impact on British rock of guitar virtuoso Bert Whedon.

The music heard in this episode included:
  • The Quarrymen - In Spite of All The Danger (Harrison & McCartney)
  • Burt Weedon - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
  • The Beatles - extract from A Day in the Life (Lennon & McCartney)
  • Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In (trad.)
  • Gerry & The Pacemakers - Ferry Across the Mersey (Gerry Marsden)

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