The British Beatles Fan Club (BBFC) was formed in 2000, when it evolved from the London Beatles Fanclub. The LBFC ran from 1988 and published its own magazine, Off the Beatle Track. We currently have over 800 members and bring together Beatles enthusiasts from the UK and across the world. As a member, you will receive 4 magazines a year, a badge and a membership card, as well as discounts and special offers. Join us in our celebration of the Fab Four!
THE BRITISH BEATLES FAN CLUB TEAM
Pete Nash - Chairman and magazine editor
Pete is a 'second generation' Beatles Fan (since 1975), former staff writer for The Beatles Book Monthly and contributor to magazines such as Record Collector, Mojo, Q, NME and various music journals, as well as contributing to The Beatles Anthology book and film. He is an expert on worldwide Beatles releases.
Pete is a Beatles memorabilia specialist. He has an online shop on eBay under the username horizontalman. Why not visit Pete's shop right away to see his Beatles 'For Sale' list?
Craig Smith - Publisher/Designer
Now relocated in the good old USofA, Craig is still active in the club. His writings grace the pages of our magazine, which he still designs. Recently made poorer by purchasing tickets for Macca's upcoming tour in the US. "It killed me paying those prices, but what can you do if you wanna see your hero in concert, eh? He won't be around forever".
Ernie Sutton - Treasurer
He has been a Beatles fan since Love Me Do in 1962 and has amassed a large collection of records and memorabilia ever since.
His first concrt was to see Wings in 1976 and he saw them again in 1979, as well as Paul in concert 1990, 1993 (including the Docklands Arena rehearsal) 2003, 2008 in Liverpool and 2009 in London and took part in the Take It Away video with Paul, Ringo and George Martin in 1982. He has seen Ringo live at Hammersmith in 1992 Shepherds Bush Empire in 1998, and in Liverpool in 2008.
Ernie has visited the inside of Studio 2 at Abbey Road and has travelled to see Beatles sites across the world, including Hamburg and New York.
In 2004 he visited the Tate in London to see Yoko Ono perform Whispering Piece and in 2005 met Cynthia Lennon for the second time at her book at Foyles in London. He has also met notables such as Pattie Boyd, Leslie Cavendish, Victor Spinetti, Tony Bramwell and Rod Davis.
Terry Bloxham - Membership secretary
Terry can remember having a crush on George Harrison when she was a mere four-year old. As she grew up she wavered in her affections between George, Paul, John and Ringo but has since come to her senses and returned to her first love.
Aside from the Beatles, Terry has little interest in the modern world and prefers to hide away in dingy old archives, galleries and museums studying things from ye olde Medieval worlde. This bizarre practice has paid off richly in Beatles' related things as she has been accumulating information on the Fabs from the most unusual sources! She promises to tell her tales of unknown Beatles facts in upcoming issues of the BBFC magazine.
Donna Jackson - Webmaster
Donna is a volunteer at Mendips (and has been thanked by Yoko for her work there). Her local Church is St Peter’s in Woolton and she considers it a great privilege to show visitors to the Church around. She was trained for this task by Dave Peters (pictured) who, as a young lad, was in the hall on July 6 1957 and witnessed the historic meeting of John and Paul. When not indulging in Beatles-related activities, Donna teaches modern history at the University of Chester and, yes, the Beatles do feature in her lectures at every possible opportunity!"
Michele Copp -- Yahoo Group Moderator
On July 4, 1990 she finally got a chance to see Paul (her favorite Beatle) when The Paul McCartney World Tour came to Washington DC. It was a night she will never forget. She is still hoping to meet Paul in person someday, but so far he has proved to be elusive. However, she did meet Leslie Cavendish last summer at The Beatles Café in London so she’s getting warmer! Many of Michele’s friends and family are not avid Beatles fans (GASP!) and so it was amazing to reconnect with an old friend in England in last year and get actively involved with the BBFC. She loves moderating the Yahoo group and is willing to pitch in and help wherever help is needed.
poppy - Internet officer
poppy has been a Beatles fan for around 20 years and, as a keen fan of live music, has traveled all around the UK and Europe to find the perfect Beatles tribute band. She has been interviewed by the Observer Music Monthly magazine as a Beatles mega-fan.
Richard Porter - London events co-ordinator and regular correspondent
He won the Beatles Brain of Britain titles at the 1991 and 1992 Liverpool Conventions.
Richard used to write regularly for Revolver magazine and became the founder and President of the London Beatles Fanclub. As editor of the LBFC magazine Off the Beatle Track he interviewed Kenny Everett, Alan Parsons, Alistair Taylor, The Rutles and many others.
Richard has been guiding Beatles tours in London for over 15 years. His tours have been featured on Newsnight, Sky News, BBC Breakfast News, BBC London and London Tonight in the UK, CNN, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and ABC News in the US. They have also featured in newspapers around the world, including the London Evening Standard, theGuardian and the Independent in the UK; the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald,Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner and many others in the US. He was a consultant on the A Hard Day's Night DVD and The Long and Winding Road DVD.
Richard has written The Official Abbey Road Cafe Guide to The Beatles London, now in its second edition.
As well as writing for the BBFC magazine, he presents a monthly report from London for Breakfast with the Beatles on 104.7 WTUE, runs the Beatles News website and consults TV and radio stations on the Beatles.
Irina Porter - London events assistant co-ordinator and club secretary
She has been a passionate Beatles fan for over 20 years and used to run a Beatles Fan Club in Moscow in 1980s.
Having moving to London in 1991 she was Secretary of the London Beatles Fan Club and together with Richard was involved in the day to day running of the club and publishing of the Off The Beatle Trackmagazine.
Irina does London Beatles walks in Russian and English.
Richard and Irina got married in June 2004 and went to see Paul McCartney's concert in St.Petersburg for their honeymoon!