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Welcome to Beatles City, the podcast that brings you the story of the band that shook the world from the place where it all began.Join us on a journey along the sandstone-lined streets of John Lennon’s childhood Woolton, into the Kensington living room-turned-recording studio where the Quarrymen cut their first record and down the steep steps into the Cavern’s cellar nightclub.Listen to memories of The Beatles’ early days told in the voices of the people who were there, from members of the Quarrymen to the band’s school friends, and hear from guests with a unique insight into the band.This podcast is brought to you by the Liverpool Echo. Hosts Ellen Kirwin and Laura Davis, produced by Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus

Latest Episodes

Beatles City Trailer - Series One

Beatles City, a new podcast that takes you on a journey through the band's early years as told by the people who were there.Listen to your hosts Laura and Ellen as they give a flavour of what you can expect in the first series including an interview with 'Fifth Beatle' Pete Best and a trip down the steps of the famous Cavern Club. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

2 MIN2018 NOV 15
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Beatles City Trailer - Series One

Pete Best (part one)

It may be more than half his lifetime ago, but when Pete Best recalls the moment he was sacked by The Beatles his voice still cracks.This is the first part of a deeply personal interview with the former Beatles drummer, who talks us through the incredible experience of seeing John, Paul and George performing together in the Casbah nightclub owned by his mother Mona - and shares what it was really like to be with the group in Hamburg.We speak to the famous 'fifth Beatle' Pete live on Mathew Street, in the Magical Beatles Museum owned by his brother, the avid memorabilia collector Roag Best.Find out more about the Magical Beatles Museum on its website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Pete Best (part one)

Freda Kelly

She was known by The Beatles as a honorary family member but for millions of fans she was the person who offered a connection to the band.Freda Kelly was secretary to Brian Epstein and The Beatles but was known by people across the globe as the president of the group’s official fan club.Join co-host Ellen Kirwin in this incredibly intimate podcast as she talks with Freda her life before John. Paul, George and Ringo became famous and how she was there for them throughout their rise to fame and global success. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

44 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Freda Kelly

Inside the Cavern Club

Join us in our first episode of Beatles City as we step inside the 'most famous club in the world' - here in the heart of Liverpool.Cavern director Jon Keats takes us on a tour of the music venue that the band played in around 300 times - and where they were discovered by Brian Epstein.Jon busts some Cavern myths, recalls the famous faces that have played there and reveals to co-host Laura Davis why Mathew Street's John Lennon statue has had three different heads.Find out more about The Cavern Club on its website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Inside the Cavern Club

Pete Best (Part two)

It was one of the most shocking moments in Merseybeat history and a memory that will live with Pete Best for the rest of his life.This is the second part of our intimate interview with former Beatle, as Pete Best relives the heartbreaking moment he was being let go from the band and replaced by Ringo Starr.Also hear him discuss his relationships with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe.His brother Roag Best also talks in more detail some of the special artefacts on display including a fascinating story about some of the antics the Beatles got up to on their first US tour.Find out more about the Magical Beatles Museum on its website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MIN2018 DEC 3
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Pete Best (Part two)

Kenneth Womack

Beatles Myths. There are so many it's incredibly hard to tell truth from Fiction. This is where Kenneth Womack comes in. He is a world-renowned authority on the Beatles and their enduring culturalinfluence.He has spent years throughly investigating the history of the band to ensure his many books on them are built on fact. With his latest project involvesa two-volume, full-length biography devoted to the Beatles producer Sir George Martin.In this episode he speaks to Ellen Kirwin about his new book and the fascinating stories behind it including some myths Sir George started himself!You can learn more about Kenneth here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MIN2018 DEC 10
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Kenneth Womack

Quarrymen take us to the place John and Paul first met

Original Quarrymen member Rod Davis takes us to the place where Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met - St Peter's Church in Woolton.He's joined with his brother Bernie Davis and the pair exclusively paint a detailed picture of what life was like in the village of Woolton when John and Paul met.Rod also debunks some widely-speculated myths about the Beatles and how the band came to be including a very interesting story about how there's a mistake on the plaque outside St Peter's Church Hall where the pair famously met.Rod played banjo with the Quarrymen from 1956 to mid 1957, he was replaced in the band by Paul. Since 1997 he has been playing guitar for the revived Quarrymen and sharing vocals with Len Garry. For Rod’s story see Hunter Davies’ biography of the Quarrymen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

49 MIN2018 DEC 17
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Quarrymen take us to the place John and Paul first met

Reliving the moment the Quarrymen cut their first record

This week's episode follows on from our trip to Woolton with the Quarrymen and we look back to July 12, 1958, the day John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lowe cut their first record.We speak to Peter Phillips, the grandson of Percy Phillips, the man who owned the Kensington house turned recording studio where history was made in one living room.He also talks about how he continues his family's legacy today and making sure the recording studio lives on. Find out the more here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Reliving the moment the Quarrymen cut their first record

Inside the mind of Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein

This week we meet the woman who was closest to the man who launched the Beatles’ global fame in the USA.Merle Frimark was a close friend and colleague of Sid Bernstein, who booked Fab Four for their legendary show at Shea Stadium in New York in 1965, which was the first concert to be staged in a stadium.Bernstein, who died in 2013 aged 95, promoted the Fab Four's gigs at Carnegie Hall in New York on their first US tour in 1964. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN2018 DEC 31
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Inside the mind of Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein

David Bedford

This week’s guest is author, David Bedford. Since being diagnosed with a chronic illness, David talks about how his doctor prescribed him the Beatles. David’s research and writing has led to several books including ‘Liddypool’, and his latest challenge was to research and track down the names of every drummer that has ever played with the Beatles, and there are a lot more than you might expect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN2019 JAN 7
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David Bedford

Latest Episodes

Beatles City Trailer - Series One

Beatles City, a new podcast that takes you on a journey through the band's early years as told by the people who were there.Listen to your hosts Laura and Ellen as they give a flavour of what you can expect in the first series including an interview with 'Fifth Beatle' Pete Best and a trip down the steps of the famous Cavern Club. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

2 MIN2018 NOV 15
Comments
Beatles City Trailer - Series One

Pete Best (part one)

It may be more than half his lifetime ago, but when Pete Best recalls the moment he was sacked by The Beatles his voice still cracks.This is the first part of a deeply personal interview with the former Beatles drummer, who talks us through the incredible experience of seeing John, Paul and George performing together in the Casbah nightclub owned by his mother Mona - and shares what it was really like to be with the group in Hamburg.We speak to the famous 'fifth Beatle' Pete live on Mathew Street, in the Magical Beatles Museum owned by his brother, the avid memorabilia collector Roag Best.Find out more about the Magical Beatles Museum on its website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Pete Best (part one)

Freda Kelly

She was known by The Beatles as a honorary family member but for millions of fans she was the person who offered a connection to the band.Freda Kelly was secretary to Brian Epstein and The Beatles but was known by people across the globe as the president of the group’s official fan club.Join co-host Ellen Kirwin in this incredibly intimate podcast as she talks with Freda her life before John. Paul, George and Ringo became famous and how she was there for them throughout their rise to fame and global success. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

44 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Freda Kelly

Inside the Cavern Club

Join us in our first episode of Beatles City as we step inside the 'most famous club in the world' - here in the heart of Liverpool.Cavern director Jon Keats takes us on a tour of the music venue that the band played in around 300 times - and where they were discovered by Brian Epstein.Jon busts some Cavern myths, recalls the famous faces that have played there and reveals to co-host Laura Davis why Mathew Street's John Lennon statue has had three different heads.Find out more about The Cavern Club on its website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Inside the Cavern Club

Pete Best (Part two)

It was one of the most shocking moments in Merseybeat history and a memory that will live with Pete Best for the rest of his life.This is the second part of our intimate interview with former Beatle, as Pete Best relives the heartbreaking moment he was being let go from the band and replaced by Ringo Starr.Also hear him discuss his relationships with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe.His brother Roag Best also talks in more detail some of the special artefacts on display including a fascinating story about some of the antics the Beatles got up to on their first US tour.Find out more about the Magical Beatles Museum on its website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MIN2018 DEC 3
Comments
Pete Best (Part two)

Kenneth Womack

Beatles Myths. There are so many it's incredibly hard to tell truth from Fiction. This is where Kenneth Womack comes in. He is a world-renowned authority on the Beatles and their enduring culturalinfluence.He has spent years throughly investigating the history of the band to ensure his many books on them are built on fact. With his latest project involvesa two-volume, full-length biography devoted to the Beatles producer Sir George Martin.In this episode he speaks to Ellen Kirwin about his new book and the fascinating stories behind it including some myths Sir George started himself!You can learn more about Kenneth here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MIN2018 DEC 10
Comments
Kenneth Womack

Quarrymen take us to the place John and Paul first met

Original Quarrymen member Rod Davis takes us to the place where Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met - St Peter's Church in Woolton.He's joined with his brother Bernie Davis and the pair exclusively paint a detailed picture of what life was like in the village of Woolton when John and Paul met.Rod also debunks some widely-speculated myths about the Beatles and how the band came to be including a very interesting story about how there's a mistake on the plaque outside St Peter's Church Hall where the pair famously met.Rod played banjo with the Quarrymen from 1956 to mid 1957, he was replaced in the band by Paul. Since 1997 he has been playing guitar for the revived Quarrymen and sharing vocals with Len Garry. For Rod’s story see Hunter Davies’ biography of the Quarrymen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

49 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
Quarrymen take us to the place John and Paul first met

Reliving the moment the Quarrymen cut their first record

This week's episode follows on from our trip to Woolton with the Quarrymen and we look back to July 12, 1958, the day John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lowe cut their first record.We speak to Peter Phillips, the grandson of Percy Phillips, the man who owned the Kensington house turned recording studio where history was made in one living room.He also talks about how he continues his family's legacy today and making sure the recording studio lives on. Find out the more here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN2018 DEC 24
Comments
Reliving the moment the Quarrymen cut their first record

Inside the mind of Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein

This week we meet the woman who was closest to the man who launched the Beatles’ global fame in the USA.Merle Frimark was a close friend and colleague of Sid Bernstein, who booked Fab Four for their legendary show at Shea Stadium in New York in 1965, which was the first concert to be staged in a stadium.Bernstein, who died in 2013 aged 95, promoted the Fab Four's gigs at Carnegie Hall in New York on their first US tour in 1964. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN2018 DEC 31
Comments
Inside the mind of Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein

David Bedford

This week’s guest is author, David Bedford. Since being diagnosed with a chronic illness, David talks about how his doctor prescribed him the Beatles. David’s research and writing has led to several books including ‘Liddypool’, and his latest challenge was to research and track down the names of every drummer that has ever played with the Beatles, and there are a lot more than you might expect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN2019 JAN 7
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David Bedford
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