Bea­tles’ tales make hit event

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY JOHN FISHER

MEMORIES OF the Bea­tles were shared by John Len­non’s half-sis­ter at a Women4Wel­fare group fundraiser for Leeds Jewish Wel­fare Board.

Ju­lia Baird re­called the early days of the Fab Four, in par­tic­u­lar a gig at Liver­pool’s Em­pire Theatre where they were the sup­port act to Roy Or­bi­son.

“The fans used to scream for Si­na­tra, then Elvis, but this was the first time we heard it for the Bea­tles and it was deaf­en­ing.

“You couldn’t hear any­thing they were singing.” The screams con­tin­ued well into Or­bi­son’s set with the au­di­ence im­plor­ing the Bea­tles to re­turn to the stage.

Ms Baird also ac­knowl­edged the piv­otal con­tri­bu­tion of Brian Ep­stein, the band’s man­ager. “With­out Brian, the Bea­tles would not have been the huge suc­cess they turned out to be.”

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