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Published: 2013/09/28
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Lord Woodbine - The Man Who Put The Beat Into The Beatles
Published: 2014/03/18
Channel: z7DigiPlay
LORD WOODBINE
LORD WOODBINE
Published: 2017/01/18
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Published: 2016/01/18
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Lord Woodbine   Last dance with Mary Jane
Lord Woodbine Last dance with Mary Jane
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: Lord Woodbine
Lord Woodbine by i-Discordian
Lord Woodbine by i-Discordian
Published: 2014/05/01
Channel: Sebastian Sinclair
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INTRO DR JAMES McGRATH TALKS ON LORD WOODBINE
Published: 2014/10/23
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LORD WOODBINE - DR JAMES McGRATH PART 1
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Published: 2016/02/20
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Published: 2016/07/29
Channel: Lord Woodbine
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Windhand - Woodbine
Published: 2013/08/01
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LORD WOODBINE - DR JAMES McGRATH PART 2
LORD WOODBINE - DR JAMES McGRATH PART 2
Published: 2014/10/21
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LORD WOODBINE - DR JAMES McGRATH PART 3
Published: 2014/10/22
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LORD WOODBINE - DR JAMES McGRATH PART 4
Published: 2014/10/21
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Erupt by Dubawi wins the G1 Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Darley
Sugar Bum Bum - Lord Kitchener (1978)
Sugar Bum Bum - Lord Kitchener (1978)
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: The Soundlover
Woodbine Slot Hits Volume 10
Woodbine Slot Hits Volume 10
Published: 2013/04/13
Channel: PMT's Slot Hit's n' Stuff
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Published: 2016/07/29
Channel: Lord Woodbine
St.Marcellus Woodbine Music Festival 2015
St.Marcellus Woodbine Music Festival 2015
Published: 2015/05/09
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James McGrath opening The Sixth Biennial Steelpan Conference
Published: 2016/10/27
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Set Me Free - Lord Kitchener (1978)
Set Me Free - Lord Kitchener (1978)
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: The Soundlover
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Video: Thoroughbred racing season kicks off at Woodbine
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: CityNews Toronto
Georgia Woodbine  Keynote speaker African American Chamber Of Commerce
Georgia Woodbine Keynote speaker African American Chamber Of Commerce
Published: 2017/04/12
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The Secret by Woodbine Willie
The Secret by Woodbine Willie
Published: 2014/08/09
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THE NIGHTCREW TRAILER
THE NIGHTCREW TRAILER
Published: 2015/01/07
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WoodBine - Just in My mind Video
WoodBine - Just in My mind Video
Published: 2014/08/27
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Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson - Questions Part 3
Published: 2016/07/09
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Published: 2012/02/19
Channel: Stuart Royle
JUST ANY DAY NOW
JUST ANY DAY NOW
Published: 2009/04/25
Channel: GRASSROOTSGOSPEL
16 Woodbine Rd | Connie Brady
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Published: 2014/09/25
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Published: 2016/10/20
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Woodbine Racetrack Slot Hits Volume 4
Woodbine Racetrack Slot Hits Volume 4
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: PMT's Slot Hit's n' Stuff
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Joel Brown "Lord Have Your Way With Me"
Published: 2009/09/20
Channel: TustiFaith
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Cracker Jack & Patches - Woodbine With In-Snyc Band.m2p
Published: 2012/06/08
Channel: Oswald Bobb
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Published: 2014/08/07
Channel: Lord Portalax
Woodbine Slot Hits Volume 5
Woodbine Slot Hits Volume 5
Published: 2013/02/09
Channel: PMT's Slot Hit's n' Stuff
The NightCrew Official Trailer (2015) - Luke Goss, Paul Sloan Action Movie HD
The NightCrew Official Trailer (2015) - Luke Goss, Paul Sloan Action Movie HD
Published: 2015/01/10
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Monolord - Lord Of Suffering (Live Music Video) | Lord Of Suffering/Die In Haze | RidingEasy Records
Monolord - Lord Of Suffering (Live Music Video) | Lord Of Suffering/Die In Haze | RidingEasy Records
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: RidingEasy Records
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Published: 2016/10/21
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Published: 2016/04/29
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Windhand - "Woodbine" LIVE @ Mixtape 5
Published: 2014/09/05
Channel: staticconcerts
Monolord - Lord of Suffering | Lord of Suffering/Die in Haze | RidingEasy Records
Monolord - Lord of Suffering | Lord of Suffering/Die in Haze | RidingEasy Records
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: RidingEasy Records
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Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: WEGReplays
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Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: BroadcastAgency
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Master of Tides - Lindsey Stirling
Published: 2014/08/14
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Published: 2016/02/18
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Woodbine - Kindness and Caring - "One Day"
Published: 2012/05/23
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Lonesome River Band play "Let me Walk Lord by Your Side" at Omagh 2013
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Published: 2013/09/01
Channel: TheBigThicket
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Harold Adolphus Philips
Born (1929-01-15)January 15, 1929
Laventille, Trinidad
Died July 5, 2000(2000-07-05) (aged 71)
Toxteth, Liverpool
Cause of death house fire
Other names Lord Woodbine
Occupation Musician, music promoter

Harold Adolphus Philips (15 January 1929 – 5 July 2000), known as Lord Woodbine, was a Trinidadian calypsonian and music promoter. He is regarded by some as the musical mentor of The Beatles, and has been called the "sixth Beatle".[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Philips was born in Laventille, Trinidad. In 1943, at the age of 14, he lied about his age and joined the RAF. After World War II, he went back to Trinidad in 1947, where he started to sing calypso. He returned to England in 1948 on the MV Empire Windrush, the ship which carried the first boatful of West Indian immigrants to post war Britain. The boat also transported two other calypso singers, Aldwyn Roberts (Lord Kitchener) and Egbert Moore (Lord Beginner).[3]

Philips lived in Clapham before moving to Wellington in Shropshire. His calypso band, Lord Woodbine and his Trinidadians, was one of the first to tour England.

The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool

Philips had a variety of jobs in the 1950s, and opened the New Colony Club in Liverpool. He also sang calypso and played the guitar. He played a tenor pan as part of the first professional steel band in England, the All Caribbean Steel Band, which was formed by Gerry Gobin in 1955, and played regularly at the Joker's Club and then the Jacaranda Club in Liverpool, owned by Allan Williams. Philips later played with the All Caribbean Steel Band in their television appearance on the Opportunity Knocks in July 1965. His music and its influence remain relatively obscure because little of his music was recorded.[3]

The Beatles[edit]

Philips was a promoter of The Beatles in their teenage years, then known as the Silver Beetles, and they also played at the Jacaranda Club. The nascent band was occasionally known as "Woodbine's Boys" due to their close relationship. The Beatles played at a new club, New Cabaret Artists' Club, that Philips and Williams opened in 1960, and he helped with their first visit to Hamburg in 1960. He was in favour of adding percussion to their four-guitar band and Pete Best joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe in August 1960. Philips drove the Beatles to Hamburg in a Volkswagen van. En route, they were photographed together at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. He performed as Lord Woodbine on the same stage as the Beatles at their first performance in Hamburg in August 1960.[3]

Philips became the manager of another Liverpool club, the Blue Angel, in 1961, also owned by Williams. After an argument with Williams over fees, the Beatles engaged Brian Epstein as their manager in November 1961 and lost contact with Philips.[3]

Later and private life[edit]

Philips married Helen (Ena) Agoro in 1949, in Liverpool. She sang with another of his bands, the Cream of Trinidad. They lived in Toxteth, and had one son and seven daughters.[3]

He later ran second-hand shop. He and his wife died in a fire at their home in Toxteth.[4]

His daughter, Barbara Philips became a playwright, and wrote episodes for Brookside.[5]

In fiction[edit]

In the 1994 film Backbeat, Lord Woodbine was played by the actor Charlie Caine.[6]

References[edit]

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