Interesting new YouTube channel

The quintet with their lilac jackets at the Indra Club.

Former drummer in the Beatles between August 1960 and August 1962, Pete Best is promoting his brother Roag Best’s Beatles museum in Liverpool’s Mathew Street, the “Liverpool Beatles Museum”. The museum has undergone a couple of name changes, but has now settled on this. Roag Best’s father was of course the Beatles’ driver Neil Aspinall, who later managed their Apple Corps Ltd company.

The museum has now started a YouTube channel, where Roag is entertaining us with some highlights from his collection. Part of the collection is on display at the museum, but he has amassed quite a lot more, so he keeps the museum fresh by removing some of the historical items and replacing them with others. These days of course, the museum is closed due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in Great Britain, so Roag is entertaining us through this YouTube channel.

In one of the videos, we are treated to one of the jackets the Beatles were wearing on stage after having ditched the lilac jackets they wore at their Hamburg debut at the Indra Club, in August, 1960.

This is the kind of stage jacket the Beatles bought and wore after their lilac jackets got ruined by the sweaty conditions they were playing in, and before the black leather clothes we know from when Astrid Kirchherr photographed them when they were playing the Kaiserkeller. Sadly, they were never photographed wearing these clothes.

In the YouTube film, the photo at the top of this blog post is also on display, and we hope it looks better than the one we have puzzled together.

3 Responses

  1. shakespeare says:

    It's hard to believe there are no photographs of the boys wearing these jackets! Surely somebody in Hamburg must have taken a snapshot back in the day?

  2. wogew says:

    Also, no photos of any group have been taken down at the Kaiserkeller at the time.

  3. carefreebluesw6 says:

    Nice clip from Roag, and am looking forward to paying a first visit to the museum soon. Met him about 10 years ago when he did a tour of the Casbah. Very genial, laid-back bloke. Now how about telling us all the stuff that isn't mentioned in the books then Roag, you cheeky scamp!

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