How did I not know about this alternate shot of Gambier Terrace? How did I not know?
(Although, according to Bill Harry’s book, Rod Murray said “The guy on the floor who looks like John is either Rod Jones or Pete the Beat.” So John Lennon is NOT in this picture. Still nice, though.)
What remains of the agreement between Allan Williams and Bruno Koshmider for the Beatles to play at the Indra in 1960. Williams opened a bank account in St Pauli so that Koshmider could pay him his weekly commission.
Allan Williams and a friend at the Jacaranda, circa 1960
The Beatles refuse to pay Allan Williams his 10% commission on their Top Ten Club gigs. Allan doesn’t take it well.
16 August 1960: John (extreme left) watches as Allan Williams’ heavily laden van is hoisted onto the ferry at Harwich.
At the Arnhem war cemetery in the Netherlands, 16 August 1960
l-r: Allan Williams, Beryl Williams, Harold “Lord Woodbine” Phillips, Stuart Sutcliffe, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best.
The Beatles’ tour bus en route to Hamburg in 1960
The contract for a booking at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey on June 6th 1960 where both the Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers played. Notice the contract is with Allan Williams.
3, Gambier Terrace, Liverpool.
This is where John shared a flat with Stu for a while in 1960. The above pic shows several people gathered in the room there, including Allan Williams (heavily bearded) and what may (or may not) be John with his back to the camera.
I am just madly flailing over the poster. MADLY flailing.