Friday, July 5, 2013

Five Things You Didn't Know About Jimmie Nicol and The Beatles

George, Paul, John and Jimmie

1.      Within one year of playing drums with The Beatles, Jimmie Nicol was bankrupt, divorced, unemployed and vanished for the first, but not last, time.
2.      Jimmie 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.
3.      Jimmie Nicol remarried in Mexico City and toured that country with his wife Julia, who would perform dance interpretations of their music.
4.      In 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
5.      Is Jimmie Nicol dead? Is Jimmie Nicol alive? Did Jimmie Nicol fake his death? If you play “Night Train” by Jimmie Nicol and the Shubdubs backward you might just hear, “I buried Jimmie, miss him, miss him, miss him”. Just kidding. You will have to read the book, The Beatle Who Vanished to find out what happened to Nicol. Available at , and .
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