All You Need Is Luck--: How I Got a Record Deal by Meeting by Paul Tennant

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 in regards to the Beatles and the paranormal l960s, even supposing they do function seriously in it. It¿s additionally the story of achieving for the celebrities and attaining each teenage boy¿s ambition. It¿s an experience 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 yr with Apple is interesting. i'm happy to have performed a small half in it."

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I was entitled to a lot more than they had been paying me. I was given about £35 in back pay. A lot of money in those days, and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. My first stop was Hessy's. I had my eye on a new Levin Jumbo, a great guitar, much in demand at the time. I also bought myself some new clothes to go with my new image. I had been growing my hair long and it had reached proportions that made my dad wince. I got a few whistles sometimes when I got on the bus, but, hey, that's the price you have to pay for being a pop star!

Never heard of them C h a p t e r 3 1964 What a year... and The Alexanders Photo Credit: Photo Booth Paul and Robbie, The Alexanders All You Need Is Luck... 27 1964, and I was 19 years old. I was spending more and more time at Alan Peters' house in Huyton. We sat there, listening to all kinds of blues and soul music and trying to emulate what we heard. I distinctly remember going over and over the song, Spanish Harlem. Alan was trying trumpet and guitar—not together, I might add—and I started to try my hand at singing, something that I had never done before, except in the bathroom.

I think it was for about £15, which was a lot of money in those days. We left the club and made our way back to the boarding house. That was the first and last time I have ever been in one of those establishments in the UK. In later years, during my 8 years aboard the QE2, I was dragged into some of those establishments on one or two occasions. But that is another story. We were now skint and hungry; and there was nothing to eat until breakfast. We had just about enough money left for petrol. It was such a relief when the morning came.

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