Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Issue 79 is on its way to all members!

Just in time for the shorter days and colder nights, some wonderful reading is working its way to all members as the latest issue of the British Beatles Fan Club magazine (Issue 79) has just been posted.

The holiday season is just a few weeks away and if you have any Beatles fans in your family, membership in the British Beatles Fan Club makes a wonderful gift that keeps on giving all year long with four quarterly issues of the magazine included in membership. Click here for membership details.

Non-members can order a copy of the magazine from our website here.

The new issue includes:

  • The Beatles A Day In The Life
  • Coming Up
  • Media Watch
  • Abbey On The River 2021 review
  • There Are Places I Remember
  • The Beatles and their Apple artists
  • Beatles Fan Clubs - Part 1
  • International Beatleweek, Liverpool
  • Try Some, Buy Some-New Releases
  • Paperback Writers
  • Without The Beatles - book excerpt
  • Fab Four on YouTube
  • The Beatles Lost TV & Radio Shows
  • Offers and Discounts
  • As I Write This Letter
  • Crap Photo of the Month

Buckle up your seat belt for this Ticket to Ride - Book Review


My Ticket to Ride – How I Ran Away to England to Meet the Beatles and Got Rock and Roll Banned in Cleveland

By Janice Mitchell

Published September 15, 2021- Gray & Company Publishers

Price: UK £12.99

ISBN: 9781598511161

This autobiographical account of Janice’s real-life adventure in 1964 was a fantastic and fast read.  When the book was first offered to me to review, I wasn’t expecting much. So many fans have tales to tell about their adventures trying to meet The Beatles, but I was skeptical that any one person’s tale could fill a nearly 300 page book. I was proved wrong!

I was sucked into her story from the first page and couldn’t put it down. I finished it in a single weekend and promptly bought a copy as a Christmas gift for my best friend!

Part of the draw was that I saw similarities to Janice and her friend Marty. I wasn’t old enough to be a fan when The Beatles were still together, but that didn’t stop my best and me from doing some crazy exploits such as sending Paul birthday cards and delivering them through the letter box in the driveway gate at his London home. What Janice and Marty did went way beyond anything we ever thought of, and to be honest, I wish we had thought of some of the things they did such as finding a way to rent a flat in London and visiting the clubs in Soho where the Beatles were known to hang out.

I don’t want to spoil the story by giving away the best bits but suffice it to say while the two fans spent three weeks having fun, discovering fish and chips, Soho clubs, and learning to navigate on the Tube, they were blissfully unaware that every constable in London was searching for them. Even The Beatles were looking for them!

And when they are finally found it wasn’t the happy ending that everyone assumed. I can’t say more because it would ruin the book, but this is a great read for people who like the human-interest side of Beatles history. It isn’t for the fan who likes to swim in the depths of factoids about who played which instrument on which version on a particular date.  It gives a glimpse into what it was like to be a fan of the Beatles at the height of Beatlemania and because of all the international press at the time about the hunt for these two girls, there is lots of documentation to support the story

~ Michele Copp  

Saturday, 27 November 2021

The perfect gift for the Beatle Baker - Beatles Baking Moulds - Review

For those of you who know someone who loves baking and are a Beatle fan this is the ideal gift. 

Available from www.herocollector.com and www.eaglemoss.com these cake and chocolate moulds will not only help to bake but also you can have your own Beatles design. There are currently three on offer all at £14.99 each. There are a Sgt.Pepper and a Yellow Submarine cake mould and a mini set of Yellow Submarine chocolate moulds. 


Each comes in a beautiful box and are officially licensed Beatles products and more Beatle products will be added in due course. Who knows one day you or a friend could make a cake like this one below. 
Reviewed by Ernie Sutton