Monday, 6 March 2017

BEATLES' YOUNGEST FAN CLUB MEMBER´S COLLECTION GOING ON DISPLAY IN LIVERPOOL




 


Russell from Kirkby was four when he took drastic action to join the band

Russell with The Beatles while wearing his leather jacket bearing the band's names and hits



Russell with The Beatles while wearing his leather jacket bearing the band's names and hits
When The Beatles began their global takeover of the pop world, their appeal spread across all ages.
The prospect of being one of the Fab Four excited a Kirkby lad so much he ran away from home in 1963 with the aim of becoming the group’s fifth member.
The only problem was, he was four years old and not quite tall enough to join John, Paul, George and Ringo in their musical adventures .
More than 50 years on, memorabilia linked to Russell Jamieson - who was made the youngest ever member of The Beatles Fan Club after his story went public - is going on display in Liverpool.


Russell was given these two Beatles jackets when he was a youngster
When the band heard about Russell running away they asked fan cub secretary Anne Collingham to award him with an honorary membership. 
Along with a set of autographs dedicated to him, Russell also received an original Beatles leather jacket and the distinctive collarless variety.
A special display dedicated to Russell - who became known as ‘Russell Beatle’ - opens at The Beatles Story today.

It also includes the letter from Anne inviting him to join the club.


The display of Russell's memorabilia at The Beatles Story
The items on display join more than 1,400 items in The Beatles Story collection.







Source:LiverpoolEcho

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