Beryl Williams

Allan and Beryl Williams

We have been informed that the widow of the Beatles’ first manager Allan Williams, Beryl Williams has passed away at the age of 93. Her husband died in 2017. Together with her husband, Beryl opened Liverpool’s first beatnik coffee shop The Jacaranda, where The Beatles used to hang out.

Outside the Jacaranda May 10, 1960: Larry Parnes, Beryl Williams, Allan Williams and Billy Fury.

When her husband got the Beatles a residency booking in Hamburg, she and her brother Barry Chang joined the trip there.

She is in the famous photo from the memorial outside Arnhem in the Netherlands, her brother took the photo at this stop on the way to Hamburg.

A photograph taken by Barry Chang showing the Beatles in 1960 at the Arnhem War Memorial (l-r) Allan Williams, his wife Beryl, his business partner and black Calypso singer “Lord Woodbine”, Stuart Sutcliffe, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best. John Lennon had no wish to get out of the car, preferring not to see the graves of soldiers who died when they were his age.

7 Responses

  1. Tumble Starker says:

    Rest in peace Beryl, right at the heart of the rise of the Beatles!

  2. Julia Cooke says:

    When is her funeral please

  3. Tony says:

    A lovely person. Great fun and great company. RIP Beryl. xxx

  4. Mandy says:

    Aunty Beryl to me and always will be. Our mum shared special early memories x

  5. Anita MCcormick says:

    She was one in a million and changed the lives of everyone she came into contact with. A once in a lifetime friend 🙏

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