Post by yerblues1968 on Aug 9, 2009 22:45:40 GMT -5
Mr. Bob Wooler, Cavern Club DJ. Photo by Peter Evans.
THE CAVERN CLUB'S DJ LIFTS THE LID ON THE BEATLES
CHANNEL | Regional Radio
RECORDED | 25 March 1973
DURATION | 57 minutes 23 seconds
If the Cavern ruled the club scene in the early 1960s, its king was Bob Wooler. The Cavern's compere and DJ from 1961 to 1967, he saw all of Liverpool's pop stars rise to fame and observed most of them return to obscurity too. This interview is pieced together from out-takes from a recording made for The Beatles Story. It has never been available in its entirety before.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Beatles' manager, Allan Williams, tried to offload them onto Bob Wooler in 1961. Though Bob refused to manage them, he did arrange for them to become a house band at the Cavern and introduced them to Brian Epstein, the man who would make them legends. Bob Wooler died in 2002, aged 76.
Post by yerblues1968 on Aug 10, 2009 0:05:46 GMT -5
Another Bob Wooler Interview:
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS.
This program aired on 21st December 1963 with Host Brian Matthew. Also appearing on this program are Janice Nicholls, Bill Butler and guest DJ Bob Wooler of The Cavern.
Thank Your Lucky Stars was a British television pop music show made by ABC Television, and broadcast on ITV from 1961 to 1966. Many of the top bands performed on it, and for millions of British teenagers it was essential viewing. As well as featuring British artists, American guests were frequent visitors.
Audience participation was a strong feature of Thank Your Lucky Stars, and the Spin-a-Disc section, where a guest DJ and three teenagers reviewed three singles, is a very well remembered feature of the show. Generally American singles were reviewed.
The Merseyside specials are very fondly remembered and gained huge audiences. The show bowed out in the summer of 1966, after two thousand artists had appeared on it.