Hope for The Beatles in Aldershot?

The Beatles in Aldershot

The Beatles in Aldershot – December 1961

The disastrous Beatles gig in Aldershot in December 1961 ended Sam Leach’s hope of becoming the manager of The Beatles and confirmed the feelings of John, Paul, George and Pete that Brian Epstein was the man to manage them.

Liddypod 21 is a fascinating chat with Alan Hope, founder member of the Monster Raving Loony Party. But what is the Beatles story?

Only 18 people turned up to that gig, a number that included The Beatles. In “Finding the Fourth Beatle“, David Bedford interviewed Terry McCann, Sam Leach’s trusted minder, who explained how the gig came to be in Aldershot. He also spoke with Alan Hope, who has a fascinating insight and played his part in what happened that night. Alan has since written his own incredible book, which talks about the musicians he has worked with and the Monster Raving Loony Party too!

Alan Hope

Alan’s book is The Great White Hope

Listen to Alan’s story now

Liddypod 21 – Alan Hope

3 thoughts on “Hope for The Beatles in Aldershot?

  1. Brilliant David, loved listening to that. I have bought Alan’s book it is a great read. Alan’s section on the Beatles in Aldershot in Dec 1961 is the highlight of the book as it provides an in depth personal insight as to what actually happened on that disastrous visit and the impact it had on Brian Epstein becoming the Beatles Manager a few days later.


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