Sunday, July 4, 2010

Gentle on Their Minds

July 2, 1960

The Beatles returned to the Grosvenor Ballroom but tonight turned out to be pretty special.  Johnny Gentle, who was from Litherland, north of Liverpool and just across the Mersey from that venue, surprised everyone by showing up unannounced and doing a couple of numbers with the band.  With his popularity at its zenith at this time, professional singer Gentle spent most of his days touring all over England.  John, Paul, George and Stu's stock must have shot up after this gig, having pulled in such a big "star" to do a guest appearance.

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