Article by Pete Chambers BEM
Coventry Beatles Day on 17th November (10am to 3pm)…The Beatles played Coventry twice on 17th November,(first at the Matrix in 1962, and at Coventry Theatre in 1963) so that’s a special day for local Beatles fans. To celebrate the award winning Coventry Music Museum has Beatle tribute band The Lennon & McCartney Experience playing live at 1.00pm), plus prizes and plenty of giveaways memorabilia and lots of Beatle music, should be fab, see you there then!
Pete Chambers BEM, Museum Curator and author of the book, “The Beatles Sent To Coventry”, said, “We have always wanted to do a day like this in Coventry, and the 17th November is the perfect day. We have a Lennon Corner in the museum and its always a popular area. So this is a day is about the Beatles visits, its about when John & Yoko planted acorns at Coventry Cathedral and its even about the time Paul picked up a speeding fine in the city.
We hope others will pick up on this, and the day will grow and grow”.
The Lennon & McCartney Experience
Gaz Starkey and Phil Thompson are “John and Paul” from the top tribute show, “IT’S THE BEATLES”. Having played numerous sell-out shows at the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, and having been endorsed by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, the two local lads have performed in many Beatles bands all over the world, and the self-proclaimed “Beatlemaniacs” are showing no signs of stopping! Recreating the songs of the Fab Four, Gaz and Phil pay supreme attention to the vocal harmonies and sounds of The Beatles, playing the Rickenbacker and Hofner guitars on their shoulders as if they were born with them.