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Bob threw away a Fab Four fortune
8:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in Sport
BEATLES memorabilia now worth thousands of pounds was given away in the early 1960s by a member of the Shirley Conservative Club A snooker team.
One morning, following a concert by The Beatles the previous evening at the Gaumont (now The Mayflower), Lofthouse persuaded Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr to sign some restaurant menus.
“There was a big crowd outside the hotel,” recalled Lofthouse. “Hundreds of kids.
“I went outside and threw the menus about like confetti. “When I think of all those signatures I gave away…”
Shirley Conservative Club is the featured club in the Social Clubs' Spotlight in today's Daily Echo