MANCHESTER POP TRAIL & PAUL WILDE EVENT

MANCHESTER POP TRAIL & PAUL WILDE PRESENT
"AN AUDIENCE WITH PETE BEST"

54 years to the day that PETE BEST made his
second and last appearance as a Beatle on BBC Radio
he returned to where the group made their
historic debut into the nations homes from the former BBC Playhouse Theatre in Hulme,Manchester M15 - Report below...

Pete Best return to the former BBC Playhouse Theatre In Hulme, Manchester brought out some surprise guests and an amazing find. This confirmed what I was trying to achieve, by opening the doors on a forgotten landmark where pop history made was something of major significance. Mark Lewisohn surprised me to reveal it was a building he had been itching to get into. As the worlds leading Beatle authority and bestselling author I had given him the opportunity to examine the Grade II listed building where The Beatles made their historic radio on 8 March 1962.

I'm sure what he found will end up in a book at some point and was pleased to have a lengthy chat on stage where he revealed a BBC log book for the groups historic radio appearance given to him by producer Peter Pilbeam.

An amazing artefact presented by Peter himself and witnessed by the many fans lucky enough to be there last weekend. Detailing the running order and songs performed by The Beatles that included Dream Baby and Please Mr Postman. Mark keen to point out that this may have been the first time a Motown song had been heard on the UK wireless network which is an amazing fact.

Pete Maclaine was kind enough to be present and recalled how fans would congregate on the balcony at the Playhouse screaming and shouting during the recording of 'Tenagers Turn' His backing group The Dakotas leaving him to join up with Billy J Kramer as part of the Brian Epstein stable of artists. Despite this he was not bitter and explained how these things occurred in the world of pop back then!

Also in attendance was Freda Kelly the Beatles official fan club secretary to endorse the occasion along with Elaine Nash sister of Graham. Both of which congratulated me on a great day all in aid of the restoration of the building that sits quietly tucked away in Hulme.

The Threetles provided the music and what a knockout they are treating the fans to songs performed by The Beatles on their debut. Original drummer Pete Best returning to the stage where history made topped the event and recalled how as a Beatle he performed at the likes of the Oasis Club, Lloyd St on 2 February 1962 and at the Three Coins, Fountain Street which incidentally is the birthplace of Manchester Beat. My thanks to all who contributed especially Roag Best who manages Pete and runs the histpric Casbah Club in Liverpool see tours for news of day trip. Paul Wilde.
As published in the Manchester Evening News Saturday 18 June 2016
Former BBC Playhouse in 60's...



The event brought to you and hosted by
PAUL WILDE
Manchester Beatle Tour Guide & Local Music Historian.

Email manchesterpoptrail@btinternet.com for any other information. 

PAUL WILDE Manchester Beatle & Local Music Historian.

BEATLES IN MANCHESTER TOUR AND MORE...!
PLUS BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR
THE BEATLES IN MANCHESTER TOUR - VARIOUS DATES
at www.manchestermusictours.com

A TOUR THAT CEMENTS MANCHESTER'S PLACE IN THE STORY OF THE
BEATLES AS MAJOR AND SIGNIFICANT "JUST CHECK THE BEATLE HISTORY BOOKS!" SAY'S GUIDE PAUL WILDE.

"WE'RE VISITING LOST & FORGOTTEN LANDMARKS NOW RECOGNISED
FOR THEIR HISTORICAL VALUE. AND WILL PROVE THE LINK BETWEEN
LIVERPOOL AND THE REST OF THE WORLD MAKING IT A MUST FOR
BEATLE FANS SO COME TAKE A TICKET TO RIDE!"

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE FAB FOUR IS PRESENTED BY
BEATLE & LOCAL MUSIC HISTORIAN PAUL WILDE.
(BBC/Granada/Manchester Pop Trail Column in the Manchester Evening News)

PAUL WAS RECENTLY BEHIND THE DISCOVERY OF A RARE BEATLE
AUDIO TAPE WITH IT'S ROOTS IN GRANADA TV WHICH WILL BE
REVEALED AS AN EXCLUSIVE PART OF THE TOUR WITH FOOTAGE!

PAUL IS A REGULAR FACE AT THE ANNUAL BEATLE CONVENTION
AND ORGANISED MUSIC EVENTS IN MANCHESTER SINCE THE 80's HAVING FORGED BEATLE LINKS WITH CAVERN CITY TOURS, BEATLE PERSONNEL AND WHOSE FATHER GEOFF WILDE AS MUSICIAN SHARED THE SAME BILL AS THE BEATLES AT THE CAVERN HE CAN BOAST SEEING THE FAB FOUR
AGED JUST FIVE! "YOU CAN SAY THE BEATLES ARE IN MY BLOOD!"

THE TOUR BEGINS WITH A SHORT WALK IN MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
AND THEN CONTINUES ON THE THEMED MUSIC TOUR BUS INTO THE SUBURBS BEFORE RETURNING IN WHAT IS A 3 HOUR TOUR!

SO ROLL UP ROLL UP ON THE BEATLES IN MANCHESTER
MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR STEP RIGHT THIS WAY!

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The Beatles in Manchester Tour is in conjunction with Manchester Music Tours.
Celebrating the cities musical heritage with Craig Gill of the Inspiral Carpets.
An artist with his own footprint in the history of the Mad-chester scene!
Now offering tours in the footsteps of Oasis, Stone Roses, Joy Division, Smiths,
Morrissey and James. For further details check out www.manchestermusictours.com

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