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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Nicol

James George Nicol, known as Jimmie Nicol or Jimmy Nicol, is an English musician born August 3, 1939. For an explanation of terms like England, (Great) Britain and United Kingdom see British Isles (terminology) Motto: Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)3 Anthem: God Save the Queen4 Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English de facto 5 Government Monarch Prime... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


With the Beatles

When Ringo Starr collapsed and was hospitalized on June 3, 1964 with tonsilitis on the eve of the 1964 Australasian Tour, the Beatles were in desperate need of a substitute drummer in order to continue as planned. Brian Epstein telephoned Nicol, then 24, who at the time was playing with a small band in Liverpool. Nicol was excited by the concept of being a short-term Beatle, as he was a fan himself. Ringo Starr as photographed by John Kelly for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Oceania. ... The Beatles were a British rock group from Liverpool, England. ... Brian Epstein: The Beatles manager and a force behind the groups early success. ... Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ...


Epstein took him to meet John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison; they hit it off, and Nicol was hired. His first show with the Beatles took place on June 4, 1964, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He played a further nine shows, until Starr returned to the group in Melbourne, Australia, on June 14, 1964. Nicol said he was "praying he would get well at the same time I was hoping he would not want to come back." John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by John Kelley for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... George Harrison, MBE (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...


After his time with the Beatles, Nicol and his band, the Shubdubs, released the single "Husky"/"Don't Come Back", followed by "Humpty Dumpty"/"Night Train", neither of which were a commercial success. Nicol was reunited with the Beatles when his band was set down on a bill with the Beatles and the Fourmost. They performed on July 12, 1964 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton. The Fourmost were a British merseybeat band from the 1960s. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...


Getting Better

During Nicol's stay with the Beatles, Lennon and McCartney were constantly questioning him about how he was coming along, and his answer would always be "It's getting better." Years later, Paul was walking his dog, Martha, with Hunter Davies, when the sun came out and Paul commented that the weather was "getting better", and began to laugh, remembering Nicol. This event inspired the track "Getting Better" on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Getting Better is a song attributed to John Lennon and Paul McCartney and thought to be largely composed by McCartney. ... Sgt. ...


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Jimmy Nicol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (283 words)
James George Nicol, known as Jimmie Nicol or Jimmy Nicol, is an English musician born August 3, 1939.
Nicol was excited by the concept of being a short-term Beatle, as he was a fan himself.
Nicol was reunited with the Beatles when his band was set down on a bill with the Beatles and the Fourmost.
Encyclopedia: Jimmy Nicol (914 words)
Nicol said he was "praying he would get well at the same time I was hoping he would not want to come back." John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles.
Jimmy Nicol is an English musician, born circa 1939.
Nicol was the drummer called in at the last minute to replace Ringo Starr, who had come down with tonsilitis days before the Beatles were due to leave London on a tour of Denmark, Holland, Hong Kong and Australia.
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