Yes, there are still many AMAZING Beatles stories to tell, and they can all be found in my forthcoming book, Bizarre Beatles Coincidences.
You can, for example, read about how Cilla Black's real name inspired the title of a Beatles album ... or did it?
But it's another curious tale I have to tell in this post, a mish-mash of coincidences and unlikely events coalescing. I call it ...
The AMAZING Tale of the Macca from the East
"The sitar's alright as a living, George, but you'll never make a hobby at it."
Yes, this remark of John's Aunt Mimi is already enshrined in Beatle lore. That much, at least, is beyond dispute.
What is less well known, however, is that George subsequently developed a *serious* interest in the instrument to the extent of attempting to play it on a couple of Beatles records - Love You To and Norwegian Wood.
But where did this hitherto unknown passion of George's come from? Some ascribe it to an Indian sitar player, a gaffe which has been repeated in book after book.
The roots, however, are deeper than that. Or are they? You decide, when I reveal for the first time that one of Paul's favourite Eddie Cochran numbers is ... Sittin' on the Balcony.
So what? you might say. But it's only a small step from there to mispronounce, or mishear, that as "Sitaring on the Balcony" - proof positive that it was actually Macca who kindled George's love for Eastern music.
More AMAZING tales next time.