The Fourmyula Stories

The Fourmyula meet The Beatles


From the Wellington City Libraries collections comes this HMV press release celebrating The Fourmyula's meeting with the Fab Four at London's Abbey Road Studios in 1969. The 'Believe Me' track would become known to the world as 'Oh! Darling' when it appeared on The Beatles' long-player Abbey Road later in the year. 

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The Chris Parry letter


In July 1969, The Fourmyula were returning from the UK after their first visit, when drummer Chris Parry wrote this letter from Fremantle in Western Australia, where the ship, Castel Felice, was in port en route to New Zealand. The recipient was Wellington broadcaster Keith Richardson, a strong supporter of the band and an important figure in the local scene. This comes to AudioCulture courtesy of Keith's son, Kent.

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