London Beatles Day Report

Rod Davis with the Wilburys

Rod Davis with the Wilburys

The Trembling Wilburys returned to London Beatles Day on Sunday October 20th for the third time to play a short acoustic set, marking exactly 25 years of the original Traveling Wilburys, which was well received by a highly appreciative crowd. The event was also much busier than usual due to the presence of author Mark Lewisohn talking about his mammoth new Beatles biography “All These Years – Vol. 1: Tune In”, and signing copies all afternoon in an adjacent room – thereby sadly missing our fine set (!) which consisted of ‘She’s My Baby’, ‘Dirty World’, ‘If I Need Someone’, ‘Here Comes The Sun’, ‘You Got It’, ‘End of The Line’ and ‘Handle With Care’.

Apart from us, there were also appearances by Rod Davis of Quarrymen fame, and Bristol duo The Fab Twins, who played and sang an excellent selection of Beatles classics acoustically, ably assisted by our very own Buster Sidebury (aka drummer Dave Stark). The afternoon also saw another historic merger of the Quarrymen & Wilburys (the Trembling Quarryburys?!) when Dave, Dzal and Andy backed Rod on a few numbers including Midnight Special and One After 909 – see video:

All in all it was a great day, and good to see so many Beatles friends down at the Doubletree Hilton, including Jeni Crowley, Richard Porter, Pete Nash, Jayne Taylor, author Patrick Humphries, Jupiter John and others. The band was even invited to play in Brazil by a couple of guys from Rio who totally loved us – thanks chaps, just send the flight tickets, hotel vouchers & loadsa dosh and we’ll be over in time for the World Cup next year! Actually we may be playing a bit closer to home at the Beatle fest in Mons, Belgium next October if things go to plan. Finally big thanks to Gloria, Steve and Rob of Beatles Days who work so hard to put on a great event, they’re always busy around the UK so check the site for their next event:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.