Beatles tribute band's visit to Tenbury conjures up memories of the Fab Four's visit

Beatles tribute band's visit to Tenbury conjures up memories of the Fab Four's visit

Georgina Peplow of the Regal cinema with a poster advertising tribute act the Upbeat Beatles

The original quartet when they performed in the town back in 1963.

First published in Tenbury Wells

HALF A century ago, a g roup of mop-haired young men from Merseyside were paid just £100 to play at a Tenbury pub.

The group honoured the commitment despite having just seen only their second single make its way to number one in the charts.

The Beatles went on to become the biggest band of all time.

If imitation is the highest form of flattery then memories will come flooding back when the Upbeat Beatles perform at the Regal on Saturday evening.

Back in 1963 it was The Riverside Dance Club that booked the Beatles as well as other performers including Joe Brown and The Bruvvers, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Screaming Lord Such and Tommy Bruce.

It was a different world – before playing in the ballroom of the Bridge Hotel John, Paul, Ringo and George grabbed something to eat in the cafe opposite.

Follow the link below to see Andrew Corden's journey through time to the day The Beatles arrived in Tenbury Wells.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy3mIdNMOrw

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