The Beatles Connection
The BBC Band has a very unique set of Beatle connections that no other band can claim...
Russ Thomas has spent a good amount of time with Peter Best, the Beatles first drummer, pre-Ringo. They talked about the early days and how the band had evolved while and after his tenure with the group.
John and his family had the opportunity to meet and spend some time with Sir Paul McCartney, chatting about life, family and how Paul’s music has inspired and influenced John’s musical career.
Gary Astridge really hit the Beatle lottery when contacted by The GRAMMY Museum. He was contracted to document and set up two of Ringo's drum kits for the Ringo: Peace & Love Exhibit. Gary continues to work with Ringo’s inner circle as the official curator of Starr's Beatle drum kits. Read a recent article about this work.
Meeting a Beatle has offered musical insights and incredible inspiration to The BBC Band. Their shows are magical, the music is infectious, making you want to jump out of your seat, sing along and dance in the aisles… and in the words of “She Loves You”… You know that can’t be bad!