Liverpool born and bred, Beryl Adams found herself working
in the busy department store NEMS, at the age of 24.
Although it mostly sold furniture, the store had also carved
out a reputation as a music outlet, catering to hordes of
teenagers, including those famous four.
It was at NEMS that Beryl first met Brian Epstein and after
handling general administration for the firm, she became his
secretary when he set up NEMS Enterprises, a firm which managed
an ever increasing string of bands.
"I don’t think even Brian knew just how massive - or out of
control - it was to become and I am still astonished how quickly
it became the focal point for the huge number of groups on
the bustling music scene in Liverpool"
the Beatles’ first record, Love Me Do leapt into the charts,
closely followed by Please, Please Me, Brian announced his
plans to shift the headquarters of his empire to London. Epstein
naturally thought Beryl would accompany him, but under ever
increasing pressure, Beryl chose to remain in Liverpool, where
she went on to become secretary for Ray McFall, the then owner
of the Cavern.
After a relationship and marriage to Bob Wooler, Beryl went
on to marry Peter Mullins. For thirty years Beryl worked as
a doctor’s receptionist, and raised her son Simon.
after a strange twist of fate, Beryl has a relationship with
Alan Williams, the Beatles’ first manager, and is in the process
of detailing all her Beatles experiences in her first book.