Post by yerblues1968 on Jul 10, 2011 17:02:42 GMT -5
The former Reece Restaurant
at Clayton Square, Liverpool.CYNTHIA LENNON BIOGRAPHY
Lennon and Cynthia were married on August 23, 1962, at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool, but Lennon's aunt Mimi did not attend. Lennon had wanted his half-sisters, cousins, and aunts to be there, but Mimi made sure that did not happen. Cynthia's brother Tony and his wife did attend, along with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Brian Epstein
(the Beatles' manager) with Epstein
serving as Best man. The wedding was a farce (with no photographs or flowers) because as soon as the ceremony began a workman in the backyard of the building opposite started using a pneumatic drill which drowned out anything the registrar, Lennon, or Cynthia said. When the registrar asked for the groom to step forward, Harrison stepped forward instead, which increased the confusion.
They celebrated afterwards (at Epstein's
expense) at Reece's
restaurant in Clayton Square with a set menu of soup, chicken and trifle, but no alcohol, as Reece's
did not have a beverage license. Reece's
was the same restaurant where Alf Lennon
and Julia Stanley (Lennon's parents)
had celebrated their marriage twenty-four years earlier in 1938. The same night Lennon went to play in Chester.
During her pregnancy, Epstein
offered the Lennons the use of his flat at 36 Faulkner Street—and later paid for a private hospital room when she was coming to term. After John and Cynthia Lennon had been living at Epstein's
flat for a few months (and after hearing about a near-miscarriage) Mimi offered to rent the downstairs rooms of Mendips to them both. www.the-beatles-history.com/cynthia-lennon.html
Post by yerblues1968 on Jul 10, 2011 20:09:24 GMT -5
Vieux Carre, New Orleans, Restaurant Antoine
, May 1960. Photo Credit By vernoywaters THE BEATLES IN NEW ORLEANS - September 16, 1964ANTOINE'S RESTAURANTMEETING THE FAT MAN
That evening, as Epstein
and Taylor enjoyed dinner at Antoine's
, the Beatles arrived at City Park Stadium only to be pleasantly surprised by an unplanned visit from one of their primary musical heroes-and the only Antoine
that they cared about-Antoine
"Fats came in with Bob Astor," remembers Frogman. "Bob knew every musician there was and he and Fats were good friends. He told Fats, 'I'm going to bring you to meet the Beatles.' And he brought Fats into one of those little trailer houses and left him back there. So after Fats finished talking to them and came back by Bob, Bob said, 'Fats, how did you enjoy the Beatles? Fats said, 'Man, them cats talk funny!'"
As for the Fab Four's impression of Domino, they couldn't decide what was more mind-blowing: being in the same trailer as the man who'd recorded "Ain't That A Shame" or the star-shaped wristhingych he wore, which was made of gold, silver and ivory and encrusted with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and pearls. As the Bill Black Combo took the stage, the estimated 12,000 fans in the stadium began to chant, "We want the Beatles" while hundreds of policemen prepared themselves for an evening that would make Carnival Day look like Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, WTIX had hatched a secret plan that would utilize reverse psychology to defend their honor. WNOE may have been the official sponsor of the show, but the Boss Jocks were not to be outdone. As the concert got underway they swung swiftly into action, personally greeting fans with hand bills declaring, "WTIX welcomes you to this Beatle Concert." Emblazoned with pictures of both the Boss Jocks and the Fab Four, they concluded, "Have Fun…and listen to WTIX after the show."
Fans may have been ecstatic about seeing the Beatles, remembers Frogman, but they were more than welcoming to the opening acts as well. "The Beatles' fans enjoyed our music; we got our share from the crowd. The only thing that the Beatles got was the howling. Sometimes the audiences would howl at the end of our songs, but with the Beatles it was constant, throughout their whole set. And the girls were standing up there just crying and fainting."
The Beatles in New Orleans, September 16, 1964. (5:04 minutes) youtu.be/593B55Kgu2kwww.antoines.com/
More information about Brian Epstein/Beatles visit in New Orleans.web.ncf.ca/fl512/beatles/articles/beatles_in_new_orleans.htm