JOHNNIE HAMP AND THE BEATLES

 Johnnie Hamp was the FIRST TV Producer to recognise
the Beatles talent and potential.
He was the FIRST to secure their TV appearance
and booked them regular for Granada TV.
Another FIRST for MANCHESTER!


DID YOU KNOW?

Johnnie first saw The Beatles whilst talent spotting with agent
and entrepreneur Don Arden in Hamburg. He spied the group
the in the Top Ten Club and remembered:
 
'They were scuffy characters but they had a beat in their music which I liked'
 
Don Arden took a definite shine and interest in The Beatles and I've often wondered what would have happened if he ended up managing the group.

The man reputedly held a rival manager out of an upper floor window
by his legs to agree to a proposition! 
  
 
HERE'S JOHNNIE WITH THE BEATLES IN THE GRANADA STUDIO MID-60's

ALL HIS BEATLE MEMORIES ARE FOUND IN THIS GREAT BIOGRAPHY 
It Beats Working For A Living
 

As well as being a personal memoir Johnnie Hamp's autobiography contains a
collection of fascinating showbusiness anecdotes and some embarrassing
moments involving many of the stars he has worked with - the all time greats of
variety, the rockers, the song writers, the movie stars, the pop idols,
the 'discoveries', the comedians.

Johnnie explains how it feels to be chosen as the subject for This Is Your Life,
why he still cringes when he remembers what he said to John Lennon, why
Frank Sinatra got the hump, why he gagged Bernard Manning, how he
conned Woody Allen, hustled Peter Sellers and shot Larry Hagman.

During a unique showbusiness career which spanned six decades Johnnie
worked with most of the major British and American stars of his era, from
the first time he appeared on stage as a boy stooge to his magician father,
until he eventually rose to become Head of Light Entertainment at Granada TV.

He is probably best known as one of Britain's top television producers who
created award winning hit series such as: The Comedians,
The Wheeltappers andShunters Social Club,The International Pop Proms,
and 'specials' with artistes like The Beatles, Woody Allen, Ella Fitzgerald,
Burt Bacharach, Count Basie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and many more

 AVAILABLE FROM
www.johnniehamp.com 

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