All You Need Is Luck--: How I Got a Record Deal by Meeting by Paul Tennant

By Paul Tennant

They chased down Paul McCartney in a park and have become the 1st band signed to Apple, the Beatle's new recording corporation. this isn't simply one other tale in regards to the Beatles and the mystical l960s, even supposing they do function seriously in it. It¿s additionally the story of achieving for the celebrities and reaching each teenage boy¿s ambition. It¿s an event that took Paul on a thrilling trip from the again streets of Liverpool in l959 to the center of the Beatles empire in London in l967. Paul McCartney says that "Paul Tennant's tale approximately Liverpool and his yr with Apple is attention-grabbing. i'm happy to have performed a small half in it."

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We had gotten back to the van, started the engine, and moved down the road toward the theatre when it happened. We were spotted by some girls, and for some reason they started screaming. Before you knew what was happening, we were being pursued down the street by about 100 girls, all screaming. We tried to make a getaway, but were slowed down by the sheer volume of people. The girls were all banging on the van and screaming for Roy and Scott; things were getting out of control. They were banging on the windows, and I opened one to tell them to stop, when they thrust an autograph book into my hand and asked for an autograph.

I had the usual go-faster stripes on it and all the stickers to make it look like a rally car. I occasionally went out with Linda and Russ. I was always asking Linda about Lynne, and how she was. Lynne still meant a great deal to me. I found out quite by accident that Lynne had been calling on my mum during the lunchtime. One day, I drove home from work to get changed after a long night out to find Lynne there. I had not seen her for ages. I gave her a lift back to her work. We talked just small talk when we both really wanted to talk about getting back together, but we never did.

The music was an open mike forum, where anyone could get up and sing or play guitar. Believe me, there were some strange people there. This was definitely not our scene; Dave and I were so out of place it was unreal. The music they played was English folk music, simple as that—music to slit your throat by. Songs we had sung in school in music lessons. We sat listening and drinking our pints of Double Diamond until we had enough. We had no intention of ever going back on the folk night. But the best laid plans of men… The following weekend, Kim took his holidays and the band had no gigs.

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