I have been extremely lucky with my career, it has taken me all over the world. But every now and again I get to experience one of those days that are just a little bit special. Last week I travelled over to Liverpool to join Cavern City Tours on their Magical Mystery Tour around the city.
As a Beatles fan this was always going to be labour of love. We toured the famous haunts of the fab four visiting their birth places, old homes, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and several concert venues before the highlight of my day – a trip to The Cavern Club.
I have been into the club several times and it always has a fantastic atmosphere. Beatles tunes fill the air and fans flock from all over the world. Even on a wet autumn monday afternoon there was a decent crowd in the club.
Following a session by solo acoustic artist Jon Keats I was allowed onto the stage to shoot a few images from the bands viewpoint. As I was pottering away doing my work ‘I saw her standing there’ started playing in the background. Just for a few moments I had to join in, I forgot what I was supposed to be doing before spotting one of the crowd laughing at me. I just had to do it, how many times do you get to stand on the stage at The Cavern.
Luckily for the audience the mic was turned off. With a silly grin on my face I moved over to make way for John Lennon, otherwise known as tribute act Jimmy Coburn.
The 360 panoramic images from the shoot were featured in the Mail Plus for iPad app on Saturday 9th November – 52 years to the day since a music shop owner called into The Cavern Club to check out a group because he was getting a lot of requests for a German recording of ‘My Bonnie’. The shop owner was Brian Epstein who became the manager of that group, The Beatles, and the rest is history…..