Before the Beatles Were Famous by A.R. Graham
Al Graham came up as a young hunter gatherer in the bitter end of post WWII Liverpool, forced into that position by necessity, hijacking unwatched food trucks with the help of his brother Frankie and other street pugs for the daily rations to survive, dodging “scuffers” and ready to head butt whoever opposed him. When John, Paul and George were in the Quarry Men, Al and his mates were in the same crowd of rock’n’roll teens. A few years later, when they changed their name to the Beatles and took the Cavern Club on Matthew Street by storm, Al was working at a tailors’ round the corner. Before The Beatles Were Famous is a record of one lad’s hardscrabble upbringing in Northern England and his eventual relocation to London Town, where he encounters LSD, Tiger Pie, Bimbo, the Aetherius Society, of which he takes a less than shining view, and the love of his life, Anne Morrison, who brings him to America.