As the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ performance in Stroud approaches, Stroud Times has joined forces with The Sub Rooms to tempt music legend Sir Paul McCartney back to the town.
The Beatles took to the stage at The Sub Rooms on March 31st, 1962, though the band didn’t see it as a roaring success. In a recent article in Far Out Magazine Sir Paul McCartney was quoted as saying: “Stroud was pretty bad, we’d never heard of it, but we went there and I think about three people showed up. Some of them were Teds and started throwing money at us – throwing pennies at us – but we just picked it up and thought ‘that’ll do it’”.
Although it was deemed to be the worst concert in the history of The Beatles, they still returned to the Subs six months later and performed again in Stroud.
Volunteer Director of the Sub Rooms, Hugh Phillimore, who backs our #getmaccaback campaign, said: “Today we wanted to launch an appeal, #getmaccaback, to see if Sir Paul would do us the huge honour of popping into the Sub Rooms on his way down to Glastonbury headline, maybe doing a warm-up show here and helping the Sub Rooms survive.”