Showing posts with label Scotland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scotland. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Artifact: Program from Beatles' Scottish tour, 19694

 Via Heritage Auctions:

The Beatles played four shows over two nights in Scotland, April 29-30, 1964, before heading out on their ambitious World Tour. This program was for those dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The simple blue cover has artist renditions of the Beatles' famous hairdos. Opening acts included Johnny and the Copy Cats, The Remo Four, and Tommy Quickly with photos and bios of the acts inside. Twelve internal pages, 8" x 10.5".


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

McCartney: Don't give Scotland back to the Scottish

Paul McCartney is among British celebrities who signed a letter urging Scottish citizens to vote down a referendum that would make the country independent from the United Kingdom.
Addressed to the voters of Scotland, the letter reads: "The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone.

"Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom.

"We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them.

"What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."

"We are absolutely delighted to be able to have Sir Paul's support for Let's Stay Together, as he is not only a national treasure but somebody who loves Scotland for what it is: a beautiful and inspiring country, and one that we are proud to count as part of the United Kingdom," a post on the Let's Stay Together blog said.

McCartney, who owns a farm in Scotland, co-wrote the hit song "Mull of Kintyre" there in 1977 with his band Wings, formed after the Beatles split.
Others signing include Mick Jagger,  Stephen Hawking, Dame Judi Dench and Simon Cowell.