Interesting Facts About The Beatles and Bournemouth

The definitive account of the connections between the greatest rock ’n’ roll group that ever was and Bournemouth.

  • In just 14 months from August 1963 to October 1964 The Beatles played more shows at the Bournemouth Gaumont than any other concert venue in the UK outside London.
  • The iconic cover photograph for the With The Beatles and Meet The Beatles albums was taken in Bournemouth.
  • George Harrison’s first Beatles song, Don’t Bother Me was written while staying in Bournemouth.
  • John Lennon bought his Aunt Mimi a home just outside Bournemouth and until he left the UK in 1971 was a regular visitor to the area.
  • Launched in August 1963, Beatles Monthly conducted its first extensive interviews and photo shoots with the band in Bournemouth, forging a relationship that resulted in the magazine being published for almost 30 years.


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