In December 1960, when The Beatles returned from their first gig in Hamburg, Germany, their bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe, remained behind. So they invited talented bass player, Chas Newby, to join the group. Chas was with The Beatles for two weeks and witnessed the "turning point" in the lads' career - Tuesday, 27 December 1960 - when Beatlemania erupted for the very first time! Join Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series as they chat with Chas about that fateful night, his time with The Beatles, the role of John Lennon in the early band, and what happened after Newby left the Fab Four. This fun and lively conversation will take you back to the early days when "Merseyside punters" (Liverpool fans) thought The Beatles were a German group and the boys were poised on the brink of great success!
June 30, 2020