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Dublin - July 2012

Rod Davis appeared at the Temple Bar Beatlefest in Dublin on Friday 13 July. On stage with him accompanying him on guitar was Phil McQuillan who played John Lennon in the film “Young Lennon”. A great time was had by all - and a great deal of Guinness was had by all - especially at the Wrap Party on the Sunday evening in the Merchant’s Arch. The whole of the Temple Bar quarter of Dublin was stuffed with people all throbbing to the music. Thanks to Stevie Carroll for a fantastic weekend.

Rod trying not to fall over outside the Temple Bar Pub.
with Festival Supremo Stevie Carroll

Rod and Phil on stage in the Temple Bar Pub-
and below - mutual support!


Above: with Geoff Rhind who took the famous 1957 photo of John &
The Quarrymen

Above: with author Gail Renard and the landlord of The Merchant’s Arch.

Above: with Tony Bramwell, Neil Tudor, Stevie Carroll & the barman!

Not that black stuff again!!!

Right: with Janet Pain, Julia Lennon and Stevie Carroll  and - yet more Guinness!

Hamburg - April 2012

On Friday 13 April 2012 the Quarrymen appeared in Hamburg at Grosse Freiheit 36 in a fantastic concert to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Star Club! Horst Fascher himself was of course there together with loads of other fantastic groups who appeared in Grosse Freiheit 36 and in the Kaiserkeller. And we launched our new “Grey Album!” And... we were joined by guest bass player Bobby Thompson of Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes fame!

Bands on the bill included -  The Pete Best Band, Mike Pender’s Searchers, Jimmy & The Rackets, Lee Curtis and Bonds, The Undertakers, The Mojos, The Rockhouse Brothers, Ticket to Ride and Ian’s Zodiacs!

A stage full of old rockers at Grosse Freiheit 36

Above: The Quarrymen with Bobby Taylor.
Left: The Grosse Freiheit by night.

A restaurant on the Reeperbahn advertises “Labskaus” - the traditional sailor’s dish which is the origin of Scouse, and above is a photo of the way they serve it in Hamburg - with a fried egg and a pickled herring on top!

Left: Duff signs a beautiful drumhead to be auctioned for charity.

Below: With our Ukrainian friend Sergey and his mates in the Hamborger Veermaster pub!