Thursday, 15 August 2013

Wrong head

What's wrong with this picture?

In 1964 the Beatles had their World Tour, which brought them to Holland, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia. In the Netherlands they played two concerts in the small town of Blokker, which the town chose to commemorate by a monument back in 1999. The monument is a fictional album cover and a record player. The cover depicts the four Beatles as pen drawings and the song titles of the songs they played at the concert.

However, something has been wrong with this monument since opening day. The drawings are showing John, Paul, George and Ringo, but as we Beatles fans know, Ringo fell ill and had to be replaced by another drummer, Jimmy Nicol for this part of the tour.

The mistake was corrected in June 2013, and a new version of the monument unveiled. Ringo's head and name has been replaced by Jimmy's name and facial features. Here's a photo from the proceedings, the man in the photo is Jimmy's son Howie, who was present. He has not heard from his father in ten years, and doesn't know the whereabouts of the old drummer.


Howie Nicol is a sound engineer, among his work is The Beatles' "Anthology", for which he won a BAFTA award.

Film from the day.
I Saw Her Standing There from the Blokker concert

1 comment:

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

Do you have any details to contact Howie Nichol. His Mother is a cousin of mine that I lost touch with years ago. His late Grandad francis was my Dad's brother - Jan Carruthers (Buckley)