Month: May 2015

The Actress and The Beatles!

suejohnsonI have been writing on-and-off for the long-running Beatlefan magazine for decades. Here is part of a recent article I wrote for Bill King’s excellent publication. It concerns one of the UK’s most well-known television actresses, although she is probably not known as well outside this country. She was born Susan Wright in Warrington on 7 December 1945 and was reared in Whiston, ten miles outside of Liverpool.

As Sue Johnson she is a well-established and esteemed British television actress, whose work has included soaps (‘Brookside’, ‘Coronation Street’), comedy (‘The Royale Family’) and drama (‘Waking The Dead,’ ‘Downton Abbey.’) Continue reading

The Music of Lennon & McCartney

This television music spectacular was conceived by Johnny Hamp of Granada Television, the producer and station which had given the Beatles their first TV airing. Hamp had been made Head of Light Entertainment for Granada and after deciding he wished to pay tribute to the song writing talents of John and Paul he had discussions with them which resulted in ‘The Music of Lennon & McCartney’, the biggest spectacular yet produced by Granada Television.

Johnny produced and Phil Casson directed. Continue reading

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