The Beatles Sent to Coventry
Local music writer Pete Chambers has penned a new book about The Beatles and their connection to the city of Coventry.
Local music writer Pete Chambers returns with a new book, as he continues to chronicle the musical history of Coventry. This time Pete turns his attention from 2-Tone and focuses on the most famous band in history, The Beatles, and their connection to Coventry and Warwickshire.
In The Beatles Sent to Coventry, Pete tells some well known and not so well known stories about the Fab Four. How John and Yoko planted acorns of peace in Coventry in 1968 and Yoko returned to the city 27 years later.
The Beatles played at the Matrix in Coventry once and twice at the Coventry Theatre and also played at Nuneaton's Co-Op Hall on the day their first single Love Me Do was released in 1962 - a gig some people have denied ever took place, but Pete proves it did. Tales of these and many more events are featured in the book.
“I hope people will find this book a refreshing change to many other Beatles publications," says Pete.
"I’m a big Beatles fan, and it’s written from that perspective. It doesn’t matter if you are from Coventry, there's a lot more to this book than that. Even the biggest Beatles fans will find things in this book they didn’t know, guaranteed.”
Pete will be signing copies of his book at Borders, Arena Park on Saturday, 4 November (12.00-2.00pm) and Waterstones, Smithford Way (formally Ottakars) on Saturday, 11 November (12.00-2.00pm).
last updated: 29/05/2008 at 16:02