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andalucia
Jan 03, 2005, 08:36 AM
HI all.

Just wanted to know if anyone knew anything about Tommy Moore who was a Drummer with The Beatles for a while in the early days. I knew Tommy well myself, he worked with my father in Standards bottle works in the garston area of Liverpool.Tommy drove a Forklift truck and was having all kinds of trouble with his girlfriend. this led to him missing gigs as she never wanted him to play in the band. Tommy told me she suffered depression and was violent. he said she once met The Beatles and told them to f*** off.
Tommy later married another girl and had a daughter called Claire. his marriage broke up and this is when i got to know him well. he moved to the Belle Vale area of Liverpool and i would see lots of him. He was never bitter about leaving the band. he had all the albums and would tell me tales about them.He took me to my first Beatles convention and got me really hooked.Sadly Tommy died in September 1981. Only 11 people came to his funeral. Bob wooler was there and spoke highly of Tommy. I just wanted to write something about Tommy as i dont want him forgotten.He was a great bloke who did so much for me.If any of you have any information about Tommy`s days in the band please post it. i have no photo`s of him and not sure if any exist from when he was in the band.thanks for reading this everyone,he really was a great bloke...Tony.

AnyRoad69
Jan 03, 2005, 08:50 AM
You repeat yourself


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Posted Sun Jan 02 2005 04:26 AM Reply Edit Quote


Hello All

Im new here. My name is Tony and im from Liverpool.I hit the big 40 this year.I have liked The Beatles since i was a kid,Parents played them a lot along with Elvis(who i also like)Im no expert on them,i just love the music and this site looked so cool so here i am.My father worked with Tommy Moore and i knew Tommy well,he took me to my first Beatles convention.hope to talk about him on the forum one day.Well for now i just want to say hello to every one of you and i hope to get to know you all .


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andalucia
Jan 03, 2005, 08:51 AM
I have not told the people on this site about this yet.. but if it is a problem i can take it off,

andalucia
Jan 03, 2005, 09:04 AM
when i say not told people about him i mean what i know about him.as you can see in my introduction i mentioned him but on here i can say a bit more about him and ask for information...as i said if you think it`s a problem i will take it off. i did not know you could not mention something twice(SLAPS OWN WRIST)

SF4-EVER
Jan 03, 2005, 10:53 AM
Although I am not one of the moderators for Abbey Road, I personally see no reason why you can't mention Tommy in your "introduction" post and then expand on your relationship with him in a separate topic, Tony. Thank you for sharing this with us; I'm sure you know more about him than just about any other member here. Did Tommy tell you any stories about his time with the Beatles that you could share with us, please? http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

beatlelover45223
Jan 03, 2005, 03:29 PM
I only know of Tommy through books, but I know Bill Harry has a section in his book, and Bob Wooler talks quite a lot about Tommy in his book, sounds like he was a nice guy, I am sorry to see that he died so young, what did he die of/from? I see not reason, not to post in Abbey Road either, not everyone checks out the introductions of new members in my forum, I think it nice to hear about another piece of Beatle & Tommy history from a friend... http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

beatlelover45223
Jan 03, 2005, 03:32 PM
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AnyRoad69 Posted:
You repeat yourself


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Posted Sun Jan 02 2005 04:26 AM Reply Edit Quote


Hello All

Im new here. My name is Tony and im from Liverpool.I hit the big 40 this year.I have liked The Beatles since i was a kid,Parents played them a lot along with Elvis(who i also like)Im no expert on them,i just love the music and this site looked so cool so here i am.My father worked with Tommy Moore and i knew Tommy well,he took me to my first Beatles convention.hope to talk about him on the forum one day.Well for now i just want to say hello to every one of you and i hope to get to know you all .


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and there was no need to point this out AR, play nice here http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

sourmilkpinky
Jan 03, 2005, 03:44 PM
I would like to know more also http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

HMVNipper
Jan 03, 2005, 04:10 PM
Well, I AM one of the moderators of Abbey Road...I'm sorry that I have a life and was busy today and did not get to this right away.

Welcome to Beatlelinks, Tony -- I think people will want to hear more of your stories regarding Tommy Moore.

And AnyRoad, may I please ask you once again not to be rude to other members of this forum? Tony is new, he is not used to the way things work here, and I personally do not think he said anything at all that required such an abrupt response from you.

Again, Tony, welcome! http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

jtal909
Jan 03, 2005, 04:28 PM
When did Tommy Moore play with the Beatles?

HMVNipper
Jan 03, 2005, 04:32 PM
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jtal909 Posted:
When did Tommy Moore play with the Beatles?

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It was quite early on -- there was a lot of stuff about Tommy Moore in Alan Williams' book "The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away." (All that stuff about him being a forklift operator at the bottleworks and having a girlfriend who didn't like him being in the band, definitely!)

Sarandipity
Jan 03, 2005, 08:19 PM
It sounds like he led quite the interesting life. It would be lovely to hear more! http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

andalucia
Jan 03, 2005, 10:22 PM
No offence was caused by Anyroad so please dont have a go at him.

Well about Tommy all i can really tell you is whats in the books. he went on the tour in Scotland and the van crashed.Tommy was hit in the face by a guitar and lost most of his teeth. he had a full set of false choppers when i knew him.

He was having run ins with John. he said John could be very cruel to people.

He told me about a time when they all went on an afternoon drinking session and had to play in the evening. they were all drunk and it was terrible,but tommy said it was so funny and they could not stop laughing.

He always said they were talented and was happy for them when they hit it big.

I went to a Beatles convention with Tommy and a lot of people knew who he was.so i guess he stayed on the scene in some way.

On 29th September 1981 the police were called to Tommy`s home . Tommy had not been seen for three days.they got in through an upstairs window and found Tommy on the floor.he had suffered a Brain Haemorrhage.I remember the day well.i was standing outside his house when they got in.I was 16 and it was horrible.I remember my father running up the road from work and going into Tommy`s house.i could see the hurt on his face.im sorry to go on ,but Tommy was a special man to me and my father.

The fact that a lot of you know about Tommy makes me very happy. he is not forgotten.I wanted to share what i know about him with you and hope that one day someone might come up with more details about his time in the band.you never know??

Thanks all...Tony.

AnyRoad69
Jan 04, 2005, 01:17 AM
here is he with the Boys


http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.10%20larry%20parnes/01.jpg

He is not forgotten, just as not as Jimmy Nichols and Pete Best.

andalucia
Jan 04, 2005, 01:30 AM
Thanks but that`s Johnny Hutchinson.

HMVNipper
Jan 04, 2005, 04:17 AM
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andalucia Posted:
Thanks but that`s Johnny Hutchinson.

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I was gonna say...that's not Tommy Moore!

chaitanya
Jan 04, 2005, 05:41 AM
I've found several sites talking about Tommy (also in Spanish,Danish,Dutch,Brazilian etc...) confirming your story,but no pics at all

Maybe this ? dunno...

sorry for the quality

http://galahad.altervista.org/immagini/moore.jpg

matt5
Jan 04, 2005, 06:02 AM
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chaitanya Posted:
I've found several sites talking about Tommy (also in Spanish,Danish,Dutch,Brazilian etc...) confirming your story,but no pics at all

Maybe this ? dunno...

sorry for the quality

http://galahad.altervista.org/immagini/moore.jpg

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looks like pete best?

HMVNipper
Jan 04, 2005, 11:15 AM
That IS Pete Best in the pic above.

However...thanks to that early photos site FPSHOT posted a link to in another topic in this forum, I found what appears to be a photo of The Beatles with Tommy Moore. It's from the same session as the one above with Johnny Hutchinson, the day they auditioned for Larry Parnes to tour with Billy Fury (and didn't get the gig because they wouldn't play without Stuart), but the website explains (and I do remember reading this in a book as well) that Tommy was late and Johnny only filled in for the first song until Tommy arrived. Anyway...here's the pic, and it clearly shows the drummer -- who isn't Johnny Hutchinson. It seems to be a later shot from the same roll of film, during the same audition.

http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.10%20larry%20parnes/thumbs/02.jpg

andalucia
Jan 04, 2005, 11:19 AM
Hey thats cool.. anyway i can enlarge the picture so i can have a good look? and thanks so much..Tony.

HMVNipper
Jan 04, 2005, 11:23 AM
I dunno, Tony...that was the size the pic was on the website where I found it. You can probably save it to your computer and then manipulate it to enlarge it, but I can't post it larger, unfortunately.

Still...there ya go, I would be willing to bet that's Tommy in the pic... http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

andalucia
Jan 04, 2005, 11:30 AM
I think you are probably right,i never knew one existed. i will blow it up and have a good look. is there anyway i can have this as an avatar???Thanks so much HMVNIPPER

HMVNipper
Jan 04, 2005, 11:40 AM
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andalucia Posted:
I think you are probably right,i never knew one existed. i will blow it up and have a good look. is there anyway i can have this as an avatar???Thanks so much HMVNIPPER

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If you want it as an avatar, you can ask Jerry, the webmaster...he can tell you if he can shrink it down to make an avatar. Send him a Private Message or an email and attach the photo. Some pics don't shrink down very well, but if he can do it, he certainly will...

You are most welcome, Tony -- I have to admit I don't think I have ever seen this picture before today, but when I went to look at the site FPSHOT told us about (http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=441123&page=0&view=collap sed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#Post441711) I found a bunch of pics from the day of that audition, and the first one was the one AnyRoad had posted with Johnny Hutchinson. The drummer wasn't really visible in most of the other pictures -- except for the one I posted, and it did seem to just be a later shot from the same film. So, if you put two and two together, it stands to reason that it might very well be Tommy. I would be interested very much to know if you can confirm that it is! http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

This has been very interesting -- a little bit of accidental detective work! My husband the historical researcher would be proud of me! http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

andalucia
Jan 04, 2005, 12:16 PM
i have just looked at the photo`s on the link. i have never seen them before.on one of the photo`s the drummer is looking up between John and Paul. i can see a third of his face and it is enough to convince me that it is Tommy.This along with the fact that we know Tommy turned up late for the audition and Johnny Hutchison stood in for one song almost makes it certain.This is more than i could ever of wished for.Thank you so much HMVNIPPER,you dont know what this means to me.and thank you all for showing an interest and letting me post here. i never thought i would get such a response. i only came on this site by accident when the site i was on went down,im so glad i came and will be here for many a year from now on.Thank you all again im so excited and happy by this thanks...Tony.

chaitanya
Jan 04, 2005, 12:31 PM
One for all
All for one !

jtal909
Jan 04, 2005, 05:12 PM
[ QUOTE ]
HMVNipper Posted:
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jtal909 Posted:
When did Tommy Moore play with the Beatles?

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It was quite early on -- there was a lot of stuff about Tommy Moore in Alan Williams' book "The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away." (All that stuff about him being a forklift operator at the bottleworks and having a girlfriend who didn't like him being in the band, definitely!)

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Ah, yes I recall. Wasn't he older than the Beatles and chose to keep a steady job rather than persue the rock and roll life?

dawibaraz
Aug 15, 2009, 01:28 PM
Hi

I am new to the forum, and have always been curious about Tommy Moore since he was supposedley a very good drummer, with a real interest in jazz drumming and just took the Silver Beatles gig as a way to do SOMETHING professional musicwise. If John hadn't insisted on Stuart being in the band, would the Silver Beetles have taken off in the summer of 1960? How would history have been different?

My question is this - had Tommy completed National Service (he was already 26 years in 1960 I believe). His jog as a forklift driver certainly would not have exempted him from the British draft.

I was unaware that he had died so young, and so early, less than a year after John Lennon.

dawibaraz
Aug 30, 2009, 02:21 PM
shameless bump :)

I have always been curious about Tommy Moore since he was supposedley a very good drummer, with a real interest in jazz drumming and just took the Silver Beatles gig as a way to do SOMETHING professional musicwise. If John hadn't insisted on Stuart being in the band, would the Silver Beetles have taken off in the summer of 1960? How would history have been different?

My question is this - had Tommy completed National Service (he was already 26 years in 1960 I believe). His job as a forklift driver certainly would not have exempted him from the British draft.

I was unaware that he had died so young, and so early, less than a year after John Lennon

dawibaraz
Mar 01, 2010, 04:52 AM
How old was Tommy in 1960? I have read 26 and 36. The pic in this thread seems he was the younger age - but Larry Parnes supposedly remarked that he didn't like the fact the Beatles drummer was so much older than the others in the group (26 compared to 18-19 isn't THAT bad......me at 48 now that would look weird).

scousechick
Sep 11, 2010, 07:15 AM
Hi im tommy moores daughter im his first daughter if you want to no about my father please feel free to contact me!.

Just wanted to know if anyone knew anything about Tommy Moore who was a Drummer with The Beatles for a while in the early days. I knew Tommy well myself, he worked with my father in Standards bottle works in the garston area of Liverpool.Tommy drove a Forklift truck and was having all kinds of trouble with his girlfriend. this led to him missing gigs as she never wanted him to play in the band. Tommy told me she suffered depression and was violent. he said she once met The Beatles and told them to f*** off.
Tommy later married another girl and had a daughter called Claire. his marriage broke up and this is when i got to know him well. he moved to the Belle Vale area of Liverpool and i would see lots of him. He was never bitter about leaving the band. he had all the albums and would tell me tales about them.He took me to my first Beatles convention and got me really hooked.Sadly Tommy died in September 1981. Only 11 people came to his funeral. Bob wooler was there and spoke highly of Tommy. I just wanted to write something about Tommy as i dont want him forgotten.He was a great bloke who did so much for me.If any of you have any information about Tommy`s days in the band please post it. i have no photo`s of him and not sure if any exist from when he was in the band.thanks for reading this everyone,he really was a great bloke...Tony.[/QUOTE]

scousechick
Sep 11, 2010, 07:21 AM
I think you are probably right,i never knew one existed. i will blow it up and have a good look. is there anyway i can have this as an avatar???Thanks so much HMVNIPPER

yes that is the picture of my father ...tommy moore!!

JFKin60
Jun 20, 2011, 12:16 AM
From what I understand, Tommy Moore never was a Beatle, having only reached the Silver Beatles.

JFKin60
Jun 20, 2011, 12:17 AM
I think I once asked this in the trivia section, but from what I can tell, there are nine people that could actually say they were Beatles...Who were they?

odgy65
Nov 19, 2011, 07:35 AM
Hello everyone, here's a treat for you all that I found on Youtube, Tommy Moore being interviewed in 1971, he's on near the end of the video
Peter
Liverpool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=86iJb_RRxRM

beatlebangs1964
Nov 25, 2011, 12:19 PM
This is a very interesting thread!

andalucia
Sep 29, 2014, 01:28 AM
RIP Tommy. 33 Years ago today. Never forgotten mate.

MrCrilly
Sep 07, 2015, 06:43 PM
Hello.

I recently decided to see if I could find out anymore information about my grand father, Tommy Moore. My (so far primitive) searches have brought me here, to this rather charming forum :-)

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for the information expressed in this thread. It was nice to see my grand father was liked and people have an interest in his life.

If I find out anything Moore (Ha! See what I did there?), then I'll post here again and let you know.

Thanks,

Mike.

MrCrilly
Sep 07, 2015, 06:43 PM
RIP Tommy. 33 Years ago today. Never forgotten mate.

Thank you :-)