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Five Things You Didn't Know About Jimmie Nicol and The Beatles
George, Paul, John and Jimmie
one year of playing drums with The Beatles, Jimmie Nicol was bankrupt, divorced,
unemployed and vanished for the first, but not last, time.
Nicol was not just a drummer. He was also a composer, arranger, producer, piano
player, singer, A & R man for RCA, a teacher, a carpenter, a badge
manufacturer and a radio host.
Nicol remarried in Mexico City and toured that country with his wife Julia, who would
perform dance interpretations of their music.
May, 1960, Jimmie Nicol toured Scotland with Vince Eager & the Quiet Three
at the exact same time The Silver Beatles toured Scotland backing up Johnny
Gentle. But The Beatles and Nicol never met during this tour. Nicol also played with Tony Sheridan in England, the same musician who played and recorded with The Beatles.
1959 Autograph of Jimmie Nicol playing with Tony Sheridan