Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Beatle who vanished: Jimmie Nicol story optioned for film

A docudrama about brief Beatle Jimmie Nicol may be in the works, Steve Marinucci reports.

Nicol was swiftly recruited to play drums with the Beatles after Ringo Starr was hospitalized with tonsillitis and pharyngitis shortly before the band's 1964 world tour. He was a Beatle for 13 days, playing dates in Sweden, Hong Kong and Australia before Ringo rejoined the band Down Under.

Jim Berkenstadt details Nicol's life before, during and after the Fab Four in "The Beatle Who Vanished," published in 2013 and now optioned (by Roy Orbison's son, Alex, interestingly) for a film.

We'll keep you posted on progress. You can read more in Steve's story here.


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