#216 - Growing Up With The Beatles

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All of us have our favorite band or artist we love to listen to. Most of us can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to actually meet their idol, let alone hang out with them.

David Stark did just that… and more. Author of the book “It’s All Too Much”, David describes what it was like growing up in North London in the 1960’s as a dedicated fan of The Beatles. From riding his bike to Abbey Road Studios to seeing John Lennon get out of his Rolls Royce limousine and entering the legendary studio (and telling David to move his bicycle in the process), to gatecrashing the Yellow Submarine film premiere in 1968 at the age of 15, eventually winding up sitting in the second row next to Keith Richards, right behind Paul and John, to meeting Sir Paul years later when he inducted David as a ‘Companion of LIPA’ in Liverpool for his work with songwriter students. He shares his stories of hanging out with John and Yoko, how he was invited to their final concert, but due to the last minute change of venue (the now legendary “rooftop concert”) missing it because of being in school, but receiving a consolation prize of sorts, along with a signed letter from Ringo.

In addition to being an author, David is a life-long drummer who plays with the Trembling Wilburys tribute band, as well as having played with The Quarrymen.

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