sábado, 29 de octubre de 2011

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The mystery man who helped get Brian Epstein interested in the Beatles
Steve Marinucci, Beatles Examiner

Beatle history books tell the story of Raymond Jones, who went to the NEMS Record Store in Liverpool on Oct. 28, 1961, to request records by the Beatles. His interest got Brian Epstein, who worked in the store, to investigate who the group was. The rest, as they say, was history. 
 
Except for the fact that little is known about who Jones really is. Brian Epsteins' assistant, Alistair Taylor, even said that Jones was a figment of his imagination. 
 
Despite his important part in Beatles history, Jones has kept a low profile. But Jones surfaced last year and gave an interview to the Beatles Bible website. 
 
The answers he gave in the interview are quite detailed. Jones says he was a printer's apprentice and says he often spent time at the Cavern. After Bob Wooler came in and had tickets printed for the Beatles, Jones wanted to know where they'd be playing next. That was how he became a fan of the group. 

Beatle history books tell the story of Raymond Jones, who went to the NEMS Record Store in Liverpool on Oct. 28, 1961, to request records by the Beatles. His interest got Brian Epstein, who worked in the store, to investigate who the group was. The rest, as they say, was history. 
 
Except for the fact that little is known about who Jones really is. Brian Epsteins' assistant, Alistair Taylor, even said that Jones was a figment of his imagination. 
 
Despite his important part in Beatles history, Jones has kept a low profile. But Jones surfaced last year and gave an interview to the Beatles Bible website. 
 
The answers he gave in the interview are quite detailed. Jones says he was a printer's apprentice and says he often spent time at the Cavern. After Bob Wooler came in and had tickets printed for the Beatles, Jones wanted to know where they'd be playing next. That was how he became a fan of the group. 
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He says it was his brother-in-law who told him about the "My Bonnie" single. "The following Saturday I went to NEMS to ask for the record, not realising the person I spoke to was Brian Epstein. He started asking me questions: who were they? Where did they play? What type of music did they perform?"
 
Jones says his enthusiasm for the group spurred Epstein's interest and got him to get more information about them. Epstein's curiosity turned into a full-time job -- and then some. 
 
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