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2003-Feb-21: Newcastle to Mark the Spot

Newcastle's Evening Chronicle reports that the Newcastle City Council is considering placing a commemorative plaque on the hotel where Sir Paul and John Lennon wrote the Beatles' classic tune, She Loves You.  The problem is, Sir Paul cannot remember the name of the hotel!

Retired taxi driver Les Curry, may be able to solve the mystery.  He recalls picking up the band the Central Station and delivering them to the Royal Turks Head in Grey Street on June 26, 1963.  He told the Evening Chronicle:

"It definitely wasn't the Imperial, I can guarantee that. I remember telling them that the Turks Head was a bit of a posh hotel for them.  I thought they were merchant seamen. They were wearing jeans which wasn't the thing in those days and I remember telling them that the Turks Head was a bit of a posh hotel for merchant seamen. They killed themselves laughing and told me they were The Beatles. I helped them take their luggage into the hotel and I got all their autographs."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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