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24th April

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By: Huw Llywelyn Rees
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Born this day 1903 in Liverpool,

Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Smith (grandparents were welsh) who was the maternal aunt and parental guardian of John Lennon.

Other Welsh connections to the Beatles;

* Paul McCartney produced the 13-year-old Pontardawe schoolgirl Mary Hopkin's hit single Those Were The Days.

* Welshman Allan Williams was the Beatles’ first ever manager.

* Cardiff’s Capitol Theatre was the venue for their last-ever UK concert in December 1965.

* The group were visiting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Bangor for transcendental meditation when they heard of the death of Brian Epstein.

* Comic actor Victor Spinetti appeared in three Beatles movies

* Welsh clothes designer Tommy Nutter dressed three out of the four Beatles for the cover of The Beatles album Abbey Road.


Died this day 1713,

Edmund Meyrick, who was born in Llandderfel, near Bala. He was a cleric and a benefactor of Jesus College Oxford, where scholarships are still awarded in his name.


Born this day 1973 in Leeds,

Gabby Logan, television and radio presenter. She is also a former Wales international gymnast and is the daughter of former Wales soccer international Terry Yorath.

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Born this day 1959 in Colwyn Bay,

Paula Yates, television presenter and writer, best known for presenting The Tube and The Big Breakfast.

Ceri Shaw
04/24/13 11:32:59AM @ceri-shaw:

The Welsh roots of the Beatles ( John Lennon):-

and George Harrison:-

Not forgetting of course the Welsh Beatles themselves:- The VW Beatles

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