25 August 2015
17 December 2012
He was recommended by George Martin who had recently used him as a session drummer for another Epstein act, Tommy Quickly.
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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966
15 February 2015
Could this thread be merged into 'miscellaneous questions'?
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1 May 2011
Jimmy was given a gold watch engraved with the message "From the Beatles and Brian Epstein to Jimmie – with appreciation and gratitude"* and then was taken by Brian to the airport where he flew home.
*Edit: adelaidenow.com reported in June 2014 that Jimmy also had £22,500 in his bank and he was declared bankrupt 9 months later with debts of £4,066. Their article has pictures of him as well that he now lives as a recluse in London. From the article
“Standing in for Ringo was the worst thing that ever happened to me,” he said later.
“Until then I was quite happy earning £30 or £40 a week. After the headlines died, I began dying too.”
Nicol reformed his old band the Shubdubs, renaming them Jimmy Nicol and the Shubdubs but two singles found no commercial success.
He caught up with The Beatles when his band was on the same bill at the Brighton Hipperdrome on July 12, 1964.
I cannot imagine how difficult it is being sucked into full-on Beatlemania at its highest level for two weeks before being dropped back into your normal life again.
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18 July 2015