The Beatles' Biographies
Other key people from The Beatles' Story - (alphabetical
by last name)
Beatles roadie and school friend of Paul McCartney. He was the
father of Roag, Pete Best’s youngest brother. Neil went
on to become Chief Executive of Apple, the company set up to run
the business side of The Beatles empire. He died in 2008.
Daughter of Julia Lennon and John Dykins, half-sister to John
Beatles Public Relations Manager employed by Brian Epstein. Wrote
The Beatles’ record sleeve notes.
U.S. promoter of the Shea Stadium concert and many more.
Father of Beatles drummer Pete Best.
Mother of Pete Best, founder of The Casbah Coffee Club and manager
of The Beatles in 1961 before Brian Epstein took over.
Beatles drummer from August 1960 to August 1962 when he was replaced
by Ringo Starr.
Pete Best’s youngest brother, born in 1962.
Pete Best’s younger brother.
Married to John Lennon’s mother’s sister, Harriet,
and guardian of John Lennon’s half-sisters Julia and Jackie.
School friend of George and Paul who later worked with The Beatles.
Member of the re-formed Quarrymen who opened The Casbah Club in
The Silver Beatles’ drummer for a short period in 1960.
Member of The Rustiks, managed by Brian Epstein.
Girlfriend and first wife of Ringo Starr.
Official Beatles biographer.
Quarrymen banjo player and founder member: 1956–1957.
Doorman at The Cavern.
Musician who started the skiffle craze in Britain.
John Duff Lowe
Occasional Quarrymen piano player during 1958.
John ‘Bobby’ Dykins
Partner of Julia Lennon, John’s mother, and father of Julia
and Jackie, John’s half-sisters.
Owner of the Top Ten Club in Hamburg.
Beatles’ manager from November 1961: arranged the record
contract and made them famous. Died in August 1967.
Father of Brian.
Malka ‘Queenie’ Epstein
Mother of Brian.
Medical student and lodger at Mendips who had a relationship with
John’s Aunt Mimi.
Liverpool promoter and friend of Brian Epstein.
Ronnie Wycherley became ‘Billy Fury’, Britain’s
first rock ‘n’ roll star and answer to Elvis. The
Silver Beatles auditioned to back him.
Quarrymen tea-chest bass player: 1956–1958.
Singer for whom The Silver Beatles acted as backing band.
Married Ringo’s mother Elsie and became Ringo’s stepfather.
Quarrymen guitar player and founder member: 1956–1958.
Quarrymen drummer: 1956–1958.
George Harrison’s father.
George Harrison’s mother.
Olivia Arias became George’s second wife. They had a son,
Art College student friend of John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe
who founded the Mersey Beat newspaper.
Cousin of John Lennon.
Johnny ‘Hutch’ was considered the best drummer in
Liverpool, and sat in with The Beatles occasionally.
Fiancée of Stuart Sutcliffe from Hamburg.
American businessman and record promoter brought into Apple by
John, George and Ringo.
Hamburg club promoter who booked The Beatles to appear in Hamburg
in arrangement with Allan Williams.
Music promoter who organised the ‘Operation Big Beat’
concerts and booked The Beatles many times.
Alfred ‘Freddie’ Lennon
John Lennon’s father.
John Lennon’s uncle.
Cynthia Powell married John Lennon in August 1962. Mother to Julian.
Mother of John, Julia Stanley married Alf Lennon. She then lived
with John ‘Bobby’ Dykins and had two daughters with
him: Julia and Jackie. Julia’s family nickname was ‘Judy’.
Son of John and Cynthia Lennon.
Pauline Jones married Alf Lennon in the summer of 1968. He was
fifty-six, she was twenty-years old. They had two sons, David
and Robin. Daughter of Julia Lennon and Taffy Williams, put up
for adoption. Her name was changed to Ingrid.
Best friend of Elsie Starkey, Ringo’s mother.
Childhood friend of Ringo Starr.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder and developer of the Transcendental Meditation
technique whom The Beatles visited in India. He died in 2008.
Photographer employed by Brian Epstein to capture The Fab Four
Leader of Merseybeat band Gerry and The Pacemakers, managed by
The Beatles’ record producer at EMI who worked closelywith
them and sometimes referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’.
Angela Williams married Jim McCartney in 1964. She was only thirty-four
and had a five-year-old daughter, Ruth.
Paul McCartney’s father.
Paul McCartney’s mother, whose maiden name was Mohin.
Brother of Paul McCartney, and member of ‘60s group The
Scaffold, using the name Mike McGear.
Accountant who became The Cavern owner after Alan Sytner. Booked
The Beatles for their debut.
Ringo’s friend and neighbour with whom he formed the Eddie
Clayton Skiffle Group.
Drummer for The Silver Beatles in Scotland with Johnny Gentle.
George Harrison’s first girlfriend who introduced him to
Sub-editor, historian and photographic researcher. Author and
editor of the magazine for the British Beatles Fan Club.
Member of The Black Jacks and played bass guitar for The Beatles
over Christmas 1960.
John Lennon’s second wife and mother to Sean.
Sean Ono Lennon
Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
British music promoter who looked after Billy Fury and Johnny
Owned a home studio in Kensington where The Quarrymen made their
Photographed The Quarrymen at St. Peter’s Church on 6 July
Girlfriend of Paul McCartney and friend of Cynthia Powell.
Drummer with Liverpool ‘60s band The Senators.
EMI producer who worked with George Martin.
Decca Recording Manager who turned The Beatles
British rock ‘n’ roll musician who became an inspiration
to The Beatles and recorded “My Bonnie” with them
as Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers.
Quarrymen washboard player and founder member: 1956–1957.
John Lennon’s best friend.
John Lennon’s uncle and husband of Aunt Mimi.
Artists & Repertoire (A&R) man from Decca Records.
Sister to John Lennon’s mother Julia. Married George Smith
and lived at Mendips.
Engineer at EMI.
John Lennon’s maternal grandmother.
George ‘Pop’ Stanley
John Lennon’s maternal grandfather.
Married to Richard Starkey and mother of Ritchie Starkey—Ringo
Starr. She divorced her husband when Ringo was only three, and
later married Harry Graves.
Ringo Starr’s father
Leader of the Les Stewart Quartet whose guitarist was George Harrison.
Alan Caldwell became better known as Rory Storm and with his group
the Hurricanes established themselves asone of the first professional
bands in Liverpool, with Ringo Starr on drums.
Art College friend of John Lennon who became the bass player for
The Beatles. Died in Hamburg aged twenty-one.
Sister of Stuart Sutcliffe.
Founder of The Cavern in 1957. Sold it to Ray McFall.
Assistant to Brian Epstein and Beatles’ ‘Mr. Fixit’.
Engineer at EMI.
Quarrymen member, John’s neighbour and the boy who introduced
Paul McCartney to John Lennon.
Quarrymen member and manager.
Session drummer who played with The Beatles at Abbey Road in September
The Silver Beatles first manager from May 1960 who took them to
Cavern DJ, promoter and music ‘guru’ to the Merseybeat