Sometime in the Spring of 2017, I had a crazy idea. What if I recorded versions of the songs that were written by The Beatles before they were famous? So I duped, er, asked some friends to help out and they started to do just that.
From there, the idea flowered into something very different. We're still recording songs, but I decided that it was fascinating studying the origins of the world's most famous band, and maybe it would be fun to celebrate the sixtieth anniversaries of major events in the lives and careers of The Beatles. Why sixtieth? No reason other than that it was coming up. I decided to name the project "Barmy Old Codger" and began posting on social media such as Facebook and Twitter on July 6, 2017, the sixtieth anniversary of the day that John and Paul met.
From the start through most of 2019, what was then called Barmy Old Codger posted just about every day and recorded about twenty songs that were written by the teenage Beatles (as well as some others). Towards the end of 2019 another idea took hold. Sixty years prior to that time, the lives of The Beatles became very busy, so there was a lot to talk about. Too much for simple Facebook and Twitter posts. So the Barmy Beatle Blog was started.
I think of the blog as a way to kind of vicariously live through the eyes of The Beatles. Picture yourself being around our boys sixty years ago and think about what it must have been like to be in their situation. I am having a tremendous amount of fun doing this, and it may just be that a full-length book will be the next step. Be warned! Ha!
Thank you so much for being here. Without your support, this would not be anywhere near as fun. I hope you enjoy the blog posts, and will check out our Facebook and Twitter pages, and even listen to our recordings on Soundcloud. All of those can be reached from the Home page of this site. Remember to upvote the posts, leave comments, and please talk to us on whichever form of social media you prefer. I feel like we're still just getting started!
- Andrew Martin Adamson