By Paul Tennant
They chased down Paul McCartney in a park and have become the 1st band signed to Apple, the Beatle's new recording corporation. this isn't simply one other tale concerning the Beatles and the mystical l960s, even if they do characteristic seriously in it. It¿s additionally the story of attaining for the celebs and reaching each teenage boy¿s ambition. It¿s an event that took Paul on an exhilarating trip from the again streets of Liverpool in l959 to the guts of the Beatles empire in London in l967. Paul McCartney says that "Paul Tennant's tale approximately Liverpool and his 12 months with Apple is interesting. i'm happy to have performed a small half in it."
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We did a few gigs and gradually fizzled out, and that was the end of the Sleepwalkers. Every Thursday, Kenny and I went to see the Beatles playing in Brockman Hall, a local church hall where they held a dance once a week. We also travelled to see them play in places like Knotty Ash Village Hall, The Orrell Park Ballroom, and the Iron Door. Once, when they were playing at Knotty Ash, their PA system broke down. I got the surprise of my life when they proceeded to play a selection of hits from The Shadows!
I got the surprise of my life when they proceeded to play a selection of hits from The Shadows! They were pretty amazing. The Iron Door Club was a rival to The Cavern. The Beatles played there on a regular basis. It had this massive iron door. Like The Cavern, it was a basement club with a refreshment area on the floor above. All the bands played there and, to be honest, I preferred it to The Cavern. Kenny and I went to watch and learn. I would always ask George to play Picture Of You or Henry The Eighth, both by Joe Brown.
I think it took about ten minutes for the song to be born. The title was Except Me, which we shortened to 'Cept Me, because we couldn't fit the word “except” into the melody. We must have sung it a hundred times that night, until it was engrained in our brains. Remember, we had no cassette players or recorders in those days. If you could not remember it, then the song was a loser. What chance was there of anyone else remembering it, if you could not remember it yourself? 'Cept Me was the first Tennant/Rhodes composition, and we played it for anyone.