THE BEATLES IN MANCHESTER
CITY CENTRE WALKABOUT TOUR
Boasting some of the most historic and significant milestones in the
Fab Fours amazing rise to the biggest pop act ever! Manchester's
impact on The Beatles story cannot be underestimated.
This 90 minute walkabout follows in the footsteps of the fab 4
revealing auditions and debut's that have become
landmarks and milestones in their history.
Researched and presented by Manchester's very own Beatle and
local pop historian Paul Wilde (BBC/GRANADA/ M.E.N.
The tour retraces moments in the groups career when the Quarrymen
chasing skiffle fame to that of Beatlemania and fame!
Paul himself is making his mark on the Beatle story finding
a lost Beatle tape associated with the groups first appearance
on film and has since interviewed Pete Best in the place
where the Beatles made their national debut.
All will be revealed and more as Paul takes you on a tour that
he claims is the missing link between Liverpool and the rest of the world!
The Beatles in Manchester Tour is set to claim its rightful place as one of the
most important cities in the Beatles story beep beep yeah!
Brian Epstein's determination to get The Beatles
into the national consciousness starts here.
The Oasis Club
The Beatles played here more times than any other Manchester venue,
a total of four times including their first professionally booked gig
outside of Liverpool by Brian Epstein.
The Three Coins
The Beatles first performance in the city November 1961
The Beatles first TV performance, they recorded more television at
this studio than any other! Hear the history behind and the lost
tape revealed on film!
The Beatles, Roy Orbison and the stroy behind.
Barratts Music Shop
Legend music shop with Beatles connections.
Kennedy Street Enterprises
The agency to rival Brian Epstein's NEMS and oversee
Manchester Beat rival the merseysound in the US!
the above there are other associated sites that paint a
picture of how The Beatles saw Manchester and the
opportunities it offered. The group coming to the city as early
as 1957 travelling down the East Lancs Road to seek fame
and embrace its culture in the theatres, clubs and music shops.
Come see what all the fuss is about and why Manchester is
so important in the story of The Beatles - you'll be surprised!
Paul Wilde interviewing Beatle author Mark Lewisohn at the
Playhouse Theatre, Hulme 11 June 2016 for Pete Best return.
number one authority Mark Lewisohn recently recognised Paul's work
attending and speaking at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme where the group made
their radio debut in 1962. Applauding Paul's work and efforts to secure Pete Best
return and efforts to ensure Manchester is well and truly on the Beatle tourist map.
The tour is approximately 90 minutes.
I was able to take a group of fans around Manchester in the footsteps
of The Beatles and the sixties music scene. A dream of mine for
several years it allowed me to champion our claim to be a city of
major significance in the Beatle story and retrace the roots of the
local Beat groups who would rival the fab four by the mid sixties.
The tour with Inspiral Carpets's Craig Gill and Manchester Music
Tours aims to celebrate the landmarks that played host to what is an
amazing part of British pop culture. Illustrating how important
Manchester was in the evolution of The Beatles is paramount as its
often documented in the history books but never pieced together
collectively until now. It makes an interesting and fascinating tour
unearthing new facts and stories behind many live appearances, twelve
of which were pre fame including the groups only performance in a
tent! The fact is Manchester provided more opportunities than
their hometown of Liverpool. Not only were there more venues to reach
a wider audience but it was a gateway to the nation through the media
of radio and television. The Beatles making several trips down the
East Lancs as early as 1958 in search of stardom entering TV talent
contests and auditions in Ardwick, Didsbury and Hulme. Billed either
as the The Quarrymen, Johnny and the Moondogs or as The Beatles - the
story behind these and the sites revisited are important stop offs on
the tour. Non more so than Granada where The Beatles produced more
television minutes including their debut plus the only film of The
Beatles at the Cavern. The details of which with producer Johnnie
Hamp includes an exclusive to the tour with the discovery and footage
of a 'Lost Beatle Tape'. The three hour tour will take in the Oasis
Club on Lloyd Street known also as the 'Birthplace of The Hollies'
and where The Beatles performed most in Manchester. Also we travel to
Urmston where The Beatles appearance at an agricultural show inspired
a young Peter Noone to form Hermans Hermits. The icing on the cake is
a return to the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme where The Beatles with
Pete Best on drums made their BBC radio audition and debut in 1962.
Standing on the very stage listening to their historic debut of
8/3/62 was a hit as the tour is set to roll from 27 March 2016 with
other dates to follow. Details at www.manchestermusictours.com PAUL
THE BEATLES AT GRANADA TV...LANDMARK APPEARANCES
Paul Wilde with Granada TV legend Johnnie Hamp
with the Lost Tape - the story behind its discovery
with footage an exclusive to the tour!
On 11 June 2016 Paul brought Pete Best back to where as a Beatle the group made
their historic debut to the nation on BBC Radio at the Playhouse Theatre.
Hear all about it and visit site on the tour!
THE SITE OF HISTORIC URMSTON SHOW REVISITED!
AN AMAZING VISIT ONTO THE VERY STAGE AT THE PLAYHOUSE!
COMING 2017 THE BEATLES IN MANCHESTER BUS TOUR
A 3 HOUR CITY CENTRE & BOROUGH TOUR IN THE
MANCHESTER MUSIC TOUR BUS!
TAKING YOU ROUND THE SITES ASSOCIATED
WITH THE FAB FOUR, HISTORIC LANDMARKS
INCLUDING EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, HULME WHERE
THE BEATLES MADE THEIR BBC RADIO DEBUT!
STAND ON THE STAGE WHERE THE FAB
FOUR PERFORMED AND LISTEN BACK TO THE
RARE LOST RECORDINGS FROM 8 MARCH 1962.
THE FAB FOURS DEBUT ON 'HERE WE GO -
TEENAGERS TURN' WITH PETE BEST ON DRUMS.
ALSO THE STORY BEHIND A LOST BEATLE TAPE
WITH FOOTAGE, THIS AN EXCLUSIVE TO THE TOUR!
ALL THIS ALONG WITH THE FACTS BEHIND EACH
LOCATION, THE CLUBS, THE THEATRES, THE
AUDITIONS, THE TV & RADIO DEBUTS PLUS
TALENT AUDITIONS PRE-FAME AS THE
QUARRYMEN & JOHNNY AND THE MOONDOGS.
THE TOUR WILL CONFIRM THE CITIES IMPORTANCE
IN THE BEATLE STORY ONCE AND FOR ALL MAKING IT A
MUST FOR BEATLE FANS EVERYWHERE!