By June of 1962, The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein was working hard to get the …

Written by on June 21, 2018


By June of 1962, The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein was working hard to get the band more exposure by having them open for more established acts. On June 21 of that year, Brian arranged to have the lads open for Bruce Channel of “Hey! Baby!” fame at the Tower Ballroom, in New Brighton, England.

Backstage, The Beatles were making the rounds and getting to know people. Channel’s harmonica player, who will go on to fame as Delbert McClinton, offers John Lennon some tips on playing harmonica, which Lennon will later put to use on the band’s first single, “Love Me Do.”

Here is a shot of the band (with Pete Best), Delbert and Bruce. 56 years ago today.




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