Half a century after they had their first hit and four decades after they split up there remains an insatiable appetite for tales about The Beatles.
And amazingly, even now they keep on coming.
Thus the burgeoning success of Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me – the memoirs of Liverpool’s Joe Flannery which recall the Fab’s formative years on their way to pop superstardom.
The book is barely off the presses and its publishers are talking of a second print run, while its author is preparing for a nationwide promotional tour – and with the tantalising prospect of America, Canada and even Japan to follow.
It’s 30 years since the idea for the memoir was first mooted – by Beatle biographer Philip Norman, while Joe helped him with his own book Shout! It’s 20 years since pop music lecturer Mike Brocken first marshalled some of Joe’s memories into a coherent, cohesive tale for a talk to a group of Swedish students.
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