has been called the Forrest Gump of Rock. 'I wasn't sure what Forrest Gump was,' he says. 'And then I realised it
was somebody who was accidentally in the right places.'
send me a link to a video and article which is appearing in the Times to mark
the beginning of a weeks celebration of 40 years since the Beatles split. In the video, Tony reveals some
remarkable new facts about the Beatles and Yoko Ono.
new book "Magical Mystery Tours - My Life with The Beatles" has just entered the Top
10 Best sellers in the US.
Magical Mystery Tours: My Life With The Beatles by
Tony Bramwell is published by Anova books priced 9.49 (RRP 9.99), free p&p,
0870 1608080; Also available from Amazon
Tony Bramwell Receives MerseyCats Lifetime Membership Award
The Beatles Road Manager and later on Managing Director of Apple Records and Apple Films was awarded a special
lifetime membership of MerseyCats at a ceremony at the Hard Days Night Hotel.
Tony travelled all the way up from Devon which took about eight hours. Tony commented "I can get to New York
quicker". We had a bit of a disaster with Tony's accommodation as the town was fully booked and he had to
return on the midnight train to London. Tony, I promise we will make it up to you. MerseyCats really appreciated
the effort you made. Tony' new book "Magical Mystery Tours - My Life with The Beatles" has hit the
top ten sellers in the USA this week. You can buy Tony's book which is a fabulous read, on Amazon
George Harrison and the mystery of the
Longtime Beatles friend and business
associateTony Bramwell is on a
quest for a missing guitar.
He is trying to recover the Rickenbacker electric guitar that was given to Jack
Oliver, the former General Manager of Apple Records, in 1969 by George Harrison. No questions asked on its
Tony says, "In 1963, when George visited his sister Louise in the states, he bought a
small Rickenbacker Guitar and was very proud of it. I had it painted black for him, to match John's. The only time
I remember him using it was on the TV show 'Ready, Steady, Go.' In 1969, George gave it to Jack Oliver, and not
long after, it was stolen. I would really like to know if anyone had seen it since."
If you know anything about the current whereabouts
of the guitar, you might want to tell Tony about it in person. The paperback edition of Tony
Bramwell's book, Magical Mystery Tours - My Life With The
available, and MerseyCats have arranged a specialbook
signing at the Hard Days Night Shop adjacent to the Hotel on 30th Augustto talk about the book and meet fans. Merseycats are playing at the
Hotel on that day as part of the Mathew Street
Festival. He gives a 45 minute speech about his time with The
Beatles including a multi-media presentation, and then takes questions and answers from the
audience. His book is available at the event and he will be signing them as
well.If you can't
wait, you can order the book right now from Amazon by clicking the link.
Tony was good
enough to send me an advance copy of the book which I can assure our readers is a riveting read.
Its includes some sensational new information concerning John Lennon and
Brian Epstein, an insiders view of the break up of the Beatles
and lots of new information about John and Yoko.
For more details contact the
Hard Days Night Shop on 0151 203 1340 Tony has more appearances coming upin October at the Nashville Fab Four Fest at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville, and
the Beatle Brunch Club cruise around the UK in September.
Tony Bramwell, former Beatles Road Manager and close friend of the Beatles, revealed yesterday during an
online chat withJoe Johnson's Beatle Brunch Radio
Club members that he has finished writing
a second new book after having published the groundbreaking "Magical Mystery Tours: My Life With
the Beatles" in 2005. His co-author will be Rosemary Kingsland and he hopes to
have it published in the next year or so. He didn't reveal the name of the new book but said they are
working on finalising a name.
In the interview, Tony told Joe Johnson that the very last
picture of Beatles Manager Brian Epstein that was ever taken, was with him during the "All You Need is
Love" taping in late June, 1967.
The last photo of Brian Epstein
Tony also revealed that he filmed the Beatles performing at
Shea Stadium and that his film has still not been released by Apple! Tony
says he "was in charge of filming Shea and did the final editing and overdubs." Apparently Apple Records
holds a treasure trove of films, promo films and photos that Tony produced while he worked with the
Beatles from the very beginning after Brian signed the Beatles to their first contract in early 1962, and asked
Tony to come work for him and help him with the Beatles concerts.
Tony says he doesn't know when or if Apple will ever get around
to releasing the Beatles Shea Stadium performance. When asked when the Beatles Shea Stadium film will finally
be distributed, Tony says "Apple have all the rights" and that "... remember to do any Beatle project
Ringo Paul and Yoko and Olivia have to agree." So, us Beatle fans need to write to Apple and petition them to
release this important film and to also give credit to Tony for everything he produced during
his time with the Beatles! Here's a mailing address for Apple Records in London:
Apple Records 27 Ovington Square London, SW3 1LJ England
When asked whether he ever thought the Beatles would get as
successful as they became, Tony replied, "Not really, there was always the hope that it would suceed, but they paid
their dues. It was Brian (Epstein) who had the push to get it going."
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