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Liverpool A-Go-Go 1965 - Beat Music TV Special
Liverpool A-Go-Go 1965 - Beat Music TV Special
Published: 2016/01/18
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Bob Wooler
Bob Wooler's 'Cavern intro' ! & Charlie Lennon, Alf's brother...
Published: 2014/09/15
Channel: Beatles & Solo TV stuff !
We All Stand Together Fanzine Interview with Jay Skilton and Bob Wooler 8/25/2000
We All Stand Together Fanzine Interview with Jay Skilton and Bob Wooler 8/25/2000
Published: 2010/05/19
Channel: acrossmyuniverse909
The Beatles and the Cavern Club: Interview with Paddy Delaney and George Harrison
The Beatles and the Cavern Club: Interview with Paddy Delaney and George Harrison's Parents
Published: 2012/12/29
Channel: In The Life of...The Beatles
John Lennon On His Violent Past and Domestic Abuse
John Lennon On His Violent Past and Domestic Abuse
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Charles Hawtrey
Rikki
Rikki's Story - Part 1 - Meeting John Lennon
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: RIVA Audio
Brian Epstein Fires Pete Best 1962 - 50th Anniversary Special
Brian Epstein Fires Pete Best 1962 - 50th Anniversary Special
Published: 2012/06/07
Channel: Stevie Riks
Stuart Sutcliffe 1940-1962
Stuart Sutcliffe 1940-1962
Published: 2008/04/11
Channel: Thom Lukas
Up the Cheviots near wooler
Up the Cheviots near wooler
Published: 2013/11/04
Channel: ice Campbell
wooler
wooler
Published: 2007/10/13
Channel: gerbilrobs
I Know (1998 Remastered Version)
I Know (1998 Remastered Version)
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Billy J. Kramer - Topic
Northumberland Fayre at Wooler in 2007
Northumberland Fayre at Wooler in 2007
Published: 2008/12/25
Channel: GertieA
Gary Gibson as John Lennon...
Gary Gibson as John Lennon...
Published: 2014/09/15
Channel: Beatles & Solo TV stuff !
Cry for a Shadow
Cry for a Shadow
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: Chris Duckworth
The Marauders - Doctor Feelgood - 1964
The Marauders - Doctor Feelgood - 1964
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Sids60sSounds
Old Goods Shed at Wooler
Old Goods Shed at Wooler
Published: 2013/02/17
Channel: snowyrails
Mountain Biking in Wooler
Mountain Biking in Wooler
Published: 2012/06/07
Channel: Brian Schur
Glendale Stickdressing I: Bob & Arthur Reminiscing
Glendale Stickdressing I: Bob & Arthur Reminiscing
Published: 2012/08/01
Channel: Jeremy Cosmo Davies
3d Pen: GIANT Minion!! (Despicable Me Minions) Scribbler
3d Pen: GIANT Minion!! (Despicable Me Minions) Scribbler
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Official Rainbow Girl
Places to see in ( Wooler - UK )
Places to see in ( Wooler - UK )
Published: 2017/08/18
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Earl Preston & The TT
Earl Preston & The TT's - Hurt - 1963
Published: 2014/08/19
Channel: Sids60sSounds
Scott at Earle Hill, Wooler, lambing 2012
Scott at Earle Hill, Wooler, lambing 2012
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: mrsb511
Wooler & Gleadsclough circular, North Northumberland. ©
Wooler & Gleadsclough circular, North Northumberland. ©
Published: 2012/10/20
Channel: Rucksack Rose
Liverpool Beat Groups and Views of the City in 1965
Liverpool Beat Groups and Views of the City in 1965
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: Dave Wood
(Phil Brady And) The Ranchers- Sidetracked
(Phil Brady And) The Ranchers- Sidetracked
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: 94MikeJ
Kangaroo kid at wooler show
Kangaroo kid at wooler show
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: jona 124
The Mini Merseybeat Boys And Astrid
The Mini Merseybeat Boys And Astrid
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Merseyside On Film
The Roadrunners - You Can Make It If You Try  (Liverpool group)
The Roadrunners - You Can Make It If You Try (Liverpool group)
Published: 2014/01/17
Channel: scally1969
Abbey Road recorded at Pickwicks Club Liverpool 1st Ever Beatles Convention 1977 (Edited)
Abbey Road recorded at Pickwicks Club Liverpool 1st Ever Beatles Convention 1977 (Edited)
Published: 2014/01/07
Channel: caverncity
Cavern Club Early 1960
Cavern Club Early 1960's: What If The Rocking Chairs Were There?
Published: 2011/02/24
Channel: Mike Lusby
Faron
Faron's Flamingos - So Fine - 1963
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Sids60sSounds
Beatles - Christie
Beatles - Christie's Auction Acetate (core collection)
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: Weed Buzz
Beatles Grafton Ballroom Concert Poster 1963 Merseyside, U.K.
Beatles Grafton Ballroom Concert Poster 1963 Merseyside, U.K.
Published: 2013/12/16
Channel: PosterCentral
Wooler pictures
Wooler pictures
Published: 2010/07/18
Channel: 4x4getoffmyland
Swinging Blue Jeans - Kansas City - Live HQ Audio
Swinging Blue Jeans - Kansas City - Live HQ Audio
Published: 2012/10/13
Channel: cliffans
Highlights of Wooler, Northumberland
Highlights of Wooler, Northumberland
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: Douglas Downing
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Bob Wooler
Birth name Frederick James Wooler
Born (1926-01-19)19 January 1926
Liverpool, England
Died 8 February 2002(2002-02-08) (aged 76)
Liverpool, England
Occupation(s) DJ

Frederick James "Bob" Wooler (born 19 January 1926, Liverpool – died 8 February 2002, Liverpool) was most notable for being instrumental in introducing The Beatles to their manager, Brian Epstein, and as the DJ at The Cavern Club.

Career[edit]

While he was living in Garston, he became involved in managing a skiffle group called The Kingstrums. He entered them into a talent contest at the Gateacre Labour Club. The competition was won by a group called The Mars Bars, who later became Gerry & The Pacemakers. The Kingstrums disbanded in 1958, but his experience of the music scene convinced Wooler that he was more suited to being a compère for the shows put on at local jive hives. As a compère/disc jockey he worked, part-time, for promoters such as Wally Hill of Peak Promotions.

Wooler's encyclopaedic knowledge of the local scene soon made him a sought-after figure by promoters and his advice was regularly heeded.[1] Allan Williams offered him a job at the Top Ten Club, but it burned down shortly after opening.[2] Always of smart attire, Wooler then started full-time employment, in his most notable role, as compère at the Cavern Club. Whilst Williams was sorting out his finances, due to his former club burning down, he recommended that Wooler become The Beatles' manager, an offer that he declined. Wooler himself was subsequently instrumental in introducing the Beatles to their future manager, Brian Epstein. His voice was captured on a live EP by the Big Three at the Cavern, saying "We've got the hi-fi high & the lights down low, so here we go, with the Big Three Show!" Wooler became one of the major figures on the Mersey Scene and did much to help the various groups, remaining at the Cavern until 1967.[3]

Famously, Wooler was physically attacked by John Lennon at Paul McCartney's 21st birthday party in 1963. A drunk Lennon was incensed by an apparent jibe that Wooler made about Lennon's recent holiday to Spain with Epstein.[4]

Woolerisms[edit]

Wooler's aphorisms are known as Woolerisms.[5]

  • "Hi, all you Cavern dwellers; welcome to the BEST of cellars", referring to the cellar in which the original Cavern Club was situated.
  • "The Nemperor" for Epstein, was an amalgamation of NEMS, Epstein's record shop in Liverpool, and 'emperor'.
  • Others include; "Mr Showmanship" for Rory Storm, "The Panda-footed Prince of Prance" for Faron, leader of Faron's Flamingos, "The Sheik of Shake" for Karl Terry, of Karl Terry and the Cruisers, and "The Boswell of Beat" for Bill Harry, editor of Mersey Beat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Norman (17 May 2011). Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation. Simon & Schuster. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-7432-5378-9. 
  2. ^ Dave Haslam (13 August 2015). Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues. Simon & Schuster. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-0-85720-700-5. 
  3. ^ Dr Ian Inglis (28 January 2013). Popular Music And Television In Britain. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-1-4094-9417-1. 
  4. ^ Peter Ames Carlin (3 November 2009). Paul McCartney: A Life. Simon & Schuster. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-1-4165-6223-8. 
  5. ^ Spencer Leigh (1 October 2002). Best of Fellas: The Story of Bob Wooler - Liverpool's First D. J., the Man Who Introduced "The Beatles". Spencer Leigh Limited. ISBN 978-0-9543839-0-9. 

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