212 Pages | 40 colour & b/w illustrations
The year is 1963. The year of Beatlemania and the Beatles are appearing in Bournemouth for a 6 day run of shows at the Gaumont theatre. In Bournemouth A Go! Go! Jon Kremer recalls those days when he and long-time friend Al Stewart, then teenagers, talked their way into the Beatles’ company that week in August.
Jon’s memoir tells of his role in Al’s journey from beat groups to worldwide success with Year of the Cat and includes the story The Men from Rickenbacker, when they each played John Lennon’s guitar, and the etiquette involved in offering a Beatle a cigarette.
Looking back at the Bournemouth music scene of the early 1960s – the time of Tony Blackburn, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, Robert Fripp, Greg Lake and many more – that exciting decade of pop-culture is explored, in conversational style, with warm nostalgia.