FAB FOUR FRENZY
Fans of The Beatles and Portmeirion are in for a double treat on Friday 24th March 2017, as the village plays host to its first ever 'Beatles Night'!
There will be a guided tour for attendees, which will touch upon the many Beatles/Portmeirion connections, a scouse dinner, and to top it off a live performance by the highly-regarded tribute band The Mersey Beatles.
The connections between The Beatles and The Prisoner and Portmeirion are many, including the use of the song 'All You Need is Love' in the final episode 'Fall Out'.
The track was chosen by music editor Eric Mival, who paid a fee for its use (ITC had the rights option to use the track, the band themselves of course not being involved in the decision), as he was a fan of the group and thought that they would not date the series. Eric tells of this in his recent memoirs 'Cutting Edge' (available HERE).
The Beatles were of course no strangers to having their music included in TV shows, with 'Ticket to Ride' featuring in a 1965 episode of 'Doctor Who', and 'Here Comes the Sun' featuring in an episode of comedy series 'Citizen Smith' which was also filmed in Portmeirion.
The village was also, of course, a regular destination for the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (who was responsible for many additions to Gate House cottage), John Lennon, and George Harrison (whose son Dhani's band is named 'TheNewNo2' - details HERE).
For more details regarding the event, visit the Portmeirion website HERE.