MANCHESTER MUSIC & BEATLE HISTORIAN PAUL WILDE PRESENTED IN 2016 THE FIRST EVER BEATLE TOURS OF MANCHESTER.

Researched and presented by Manchester's very own Beatle and
local pop
historian Paul Wilde (BBC/GRANADA/ M.E.N.)
The tour retraces a number of landmarks in
the groups career
seldom pieced together until now! Includes their appearances pre fame
as the legendary skiffle group The Quarrymen and then as The Beatles in the local clubs as just another band in the beginning. These now important moments in the groups evolution and often overlooked including performances at the Oasis Club and the Three Coins when unknowns.

The tour takes to the suburbs stopping off where the group made television and radio debuts plus a rare performance in a marquee tent! The Urmston Show in 1963 with The Beatles on the cusp of fame saw Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits in the audience dreaming of stardom!

The Beatles in Manchester tour allowing for Paul to reveal his findings
of a lost Beatle tape associated with the groups first appearance on film and a special interview with Pete Best where the Beatles made their national debut back in 1962 - Pete the drummer back then.
 All this and more - dates to be announced later in the year.



The Beatles in Manchester Tour is set to claim its rightful place as one of the
most important cities in the Beatles story beep beep yeah!


Paul Wilde interviewing Beatle author Mark Lewisohn at the
Playhouse Theatre, Hulme 11 June 2016 for Pete Best return.

Beatle number one authority Mark Lewisohn recently recognised Paul's work by
attending and speaking at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme where the group made
their radio debut in 1962. Applauding Paul's work and efforts to secure Pete Best's
return and ensure Manchester is well and truly on the Beatle tourist map.

ARTICLE BY TOUR GUIDE PAUL WILDE IN MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS DATED 20 FEBRUARY 2016...

Last week I was able to take a group of fans around Manchester in the footsteps of The Beatles and the sixties music scene. A dream of mine for several years it allowed me to champion our claim to be a city of major significance in the Beatle story and retrace the roots of the local Beat groups who would rival the fab four by the mid sixties. The tour with Inspiral Carpets's Craig Gill and Manchester Music Tours aims to celebrate the landmarks that played host to what is an amazing part of British pop culture. Illustrating how important Manchester was in the evolution of The Beatles is paramount as its often documented in the history books but never pieced together collectively until now. It makes an interesting and fascinating tour unearthing new facts and stories behind many live appearances, twelve of which were pre fame including the groups only performance in a tent! The fact is Manchester provided more opportunities than their hometown of Liverpool. Not only were there more venues to reach a wider audience but it was a gateway to the nation through the media of radio and television. The Beatles making several trips down the East Lancs as early as 1958 in search of stardom entering TV talent contests and auditions in Ardwick, Didsbury and Hulme. Billed either as the The Quarrymen, Johnny and the Moondogs or as The Beatles - the story behind these and the sites revisited are important stop offs on the tour. Non more so than Granada where The Beatles produced more television minutes including their debut plus the only film of The Beatles at the Cavern. The details of which with producer Johnnie Hamp includes an exclusive to the tour with the discovery and footage of a 'Lost Beatle Tape'. The three hour tour will take in the Oasis Club on Lloyd Street known also as the 'Birthplace of The Hollies' and where The Beatles performed most in Manchester. Also we travel to Urmston where The Beatles appearance at an agricultural show inspired a young Peter Noone to form Hermans Hermits. The icing on the cake is a return to the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme where The Beatles with Pete Best on drums made their BBC radio audition and debut in 1962. Standing on the very stage listening to their historic debut of 8/3/62 was a hit as the tour is set to roll from 27 March 2016 with other dates to follow. Details at www.manchestermusictours.com PAUL WILDE


THE BEATLES AT GRANADA TV...LANDMARK APPEARANCES


Paul Wilde with Granada TV legend Johnnie Hamp
with the Lost Tape - the story behind its discovery
with footage an exclusive to the tour!

On 11 June 2016 Paul brought Pete Best back to where The Beatles made
their historic debut to the nation on BBC Radio at the Playhouse Theatre.




THE SITE OF HISTORIC URMSTON SHOW REVISITED!


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