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Tony Barrow

Tony Barrow

Tony Barrow was the Beatles' press officer from 1962 to 1968. He also wrote extensively for the Liverpool Echo and KRLA Beat in Los Angeles. Tony passed away in 2016. If anyone has contact details for Tony's family or executors, let us know.

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The Beatles: BEAT EXCLUSIVE: A Behind The Scenes Story Of Beatles' Sgt. Pepper

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 3 June 1967

LONDON — On the first day of February THE BEATLES began to record a song called 'SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND'. Paul had contributed ...

The Beatles: Revolver Is Title For New Beatle LP

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 13 August 1966

DURING THEIR Germany/Far East tour THE BEATLES worked out a final running order for their upcoming U.K. album, due for Parlophone release August 5. ...

The Beatles: Beatles in TV Controversy

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 27 January 1968

A VIOLENT storm of controversy surrounded the London unveiling of Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles' first self-made TV movie. When the show was screened by ...

The Beatles: Harrison & Lennon Discuss Religion

Interview by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 4 November 1967

BEFORE DEPARTING for India and the beginning of a two to three month meditation study course under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Beatles John ...

The Beatles: Harrison Finds Help In House

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 21 October 1967

GEORGE HARRISON'S contribution to the soundtrack of the Beatles' self-directed hour-long television show Magical Mystery Tour is a new song which he wrote while he ...

The Beatles: Paul McCartney In America; Beatles Finish Sgt. Pepper

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 6 May 1967

ON MONDAY, April 3, Paul McCartney flew from London to the West Coast of America, via Paris, accompanied by Mal Evans who is one of ...

The Beatles: Paul's 'Penny' And Lennon's 'Strawberry' — from The Inside

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 25 February 1967

IT'S BEEN six months since The Beatles brought out a single. Now as ultimate evidence for all those split-up rumour-builders here comes the group's first ...

The Beatles' Plans For '67: Records, TV Specials and...?

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 11 February 1967

NEWSPAPER REPORTERS and magazine editors on both sides of the Atlantic seem to have had a thoroughly enjoyable time over the past couple of months ...

The Beatles, Cilla Black: Brian Epstein's Death Is Ruled Accidental Overdose

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 7 October 1967

THE NEWS OF Brian Epstein's tragic death led to an immediate storm of speculation about the future of his artists and his various pop empires ...

The Beatles, Mick Jagger: Beatles And A Stone To Wales With Mystic

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 23 September 1967

ANY GOOD groupie and, indeed, any teenybopper of average intellect would assure you that one of the least likely places top pop people are to ...

The Beatles, Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney: 'If You'll Shut Up About It I Will'

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 15 July 1967

ON THE evening of Monday June 19, thirty six hours after the British press had reported and examined Paul McCartney's statement regarding LSD (originally contained ...

The Beatles, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones: Pop Concerts — Essential or Obsolete in '68?

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 20 May 1967

THE BEATLES have decided that it is no longer possible for them to gain anything other than dollars galore from putting on concert performances. ...

"Mama" Cass Elliot, The Mamas and The Papas: Big Mama Arrested by Scotland Yard

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 4 November 1967

SOUTHAMPTON — When the liner France docked at Southampton on Thursday, October 5, Mama Cass Elliot was involved in a series of fantastic quayside incidents ...

Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones: Mick Sheds Chrissie For Faithfull

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 25 February 1967

EVER SINCE he confirmed publically that he was no longer dating Chrissie Shrimpton it has been fairly common knowledge in London that MICK JAGGER spends ...

The Mamas and The Papas: Mystery Surrounds the Mamas & Papas' Future

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 2 December 1967

LONDON — First there is a Mamas and Papas, then there is not a Mamas and Papas, and then there is! Confusion piled high upon ...

The Rolling Stones: Sex, Stones & Sullivan

Comment by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 11 February 1967

"I'M NOT superstitious" remarked Mick Jagger at London Airport on Friday January 13. And to prove his point he marched jauntily beneath a couple of ...

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