Beatle fans will find a plethora of treasures in this book. During the Pre-Fab year of 1960 (when the band line up was John, Paul, George, Pete & Stu) the Beatles made a stop in Scotland. They toured northeastern Scotland backing Johnny Gentle. They also conquered Scotland in 1963 and 1964. On October 5, 1963 the Beatles performed at the Concert Hall. They appeared in concert venues January 3-6, 1963 and October 5-7 of 1963 and April 29-30, 1964 and October 19-21, 1964.
John Lennon spent a portion of his boyhood summers in Durness, Scotland where many of his maternal relatives lived.
An interesting aside - Stu Sutcliffe (1940-1962) was born in Scotland. Fortunately this book has dedicated a chapter to Stu, who left the band to marry Astrid Kircherr. John Lennon had Scottish ancestry on Julia Stanley's side. Ringo also had Scottish ancestry, but his lineage was paternal. Richard Starkey, aka Ringo Starr's name Starkey originated in the Shetland Islands. The Harrisons made ferry trips to Scotland AND Ireland during George's formative years. Louise French Harrison's dad was born in Ireland and she had many relatives who lived there.
Paul McCartney wrote the beautiful 1977 classic "Mull of Kintyre" as a nod to the beauty of Scotland. He and John made trips there during the post Beatle years.
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