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The Passing of Allan Williams

Friday, January 13, 2017
Funeral for Beatles' first manager Allan Williams

Friends and family gathered at Liverpool Parish Church to pay their respects to the man credited with discovering the Beatles and was their first manager. Allan Williams, who worked with the Beatles from 1960 to 1961, died in December aged 86. John Keats, from Liverpool's Cavern Club, said he was "a huge part of the Beatles story."

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Life of Beatles' first manager to be celebrated at Cavern Club

Details have been released for the funeral service of Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles, who died last week aged 86. Allan will be remembered at service next Thursday in Liverpool. A celebration of Allan's life is also being planned at The Cavern Club on what would have been his 87th birthday, February 21.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Allan Williams
How Allan Williams sparked rock's greatest myth Warning: Page opens with sound

Any Beatles scholar will tell you that 18 months of very hard work in Hamburg made the Beatles "the Beatles." And AllanWilliams, the Beatle's first manager, is largely responsible for bringing the Beatles to Hamburg. But "Hamburg," the reality that Williams made possible, is also an essential rock myth, any place where a band paid its dues and learned its craft.

Source: The Oberserver
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Remembering Beatles early days with the late Allan Williams and Sam Leach

Not only did The Beatles' community lose George Martin in 2016, but also two businessmen that helped The Beatles in their early days, Allan Williams, The Beatles' first manager, and Sam Leach, Liverpool concert promoter. Both were involved in The Beatles career in the early 1960s just before Brian Epstein came onto the scene.

Source: Daytrippin' Magazine
Friday, December 30, 2016
Beatles first manager Allan Williams passes away at 86

Allan Williams, first manager of The Beatles, had died, aged 86. He has been credited with discovering the Fab Four, and booked their first gigs in Hamburg. After parting company with Beatles, Williams remained a key figure in Liverpool and founded The Jacaranda club. The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool said they were "shocked" at news of his passing.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

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