Brian Murray - 40 Years since The Beatles disbanded
A little bit of musical history for you now. 56 years ago, in March, 1957, a group of 16-year-old lads in Liverpool formed a skiffle group called The Blackjacks. But when they discovered another local group had the same name, they decided to name themselves after school a couple of them went to... the Quarry Bank School.
And so, they became the Quarry Men..... One of those 16-year-olds was called John Lennon, and the band was soon joined by his friend, a 15-year-old rhythm guitarist called Paul McCartney. That was 1958.
One year later, in January, 1959, a 14-year-old George Harrison hooked up with the Quarry Men, and the name change once again, this time to "Johnny and The Moon Dogs".
Three gigs later, Johnny and the Moon Dogs became The Silver Beetles. And finally, in 1960, the Beatles finally came into existence.
Well, “from humble acorns do great oaks grow.” And the Beatles went on to become arguably the greatest band in popular music history. Certainly one of the most influential.
But on April 10, 1970, exactly 43 years ago to this day, it all came to a tragic conclusion, when the band decided to call it a day...
Fair City actor Brian Murray is a massive Beatles fan. A Beatles aficionado, in fact. And he is here to talk about this momentous event...