甲壳虫乐队首任经理威廉姆斯逝世

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年1月1日 作者:美国之音双语新闻(VOA News)

1964年9月21日,甲壳虫乐队演员在纽约一个机场登机返回英国前向歌迷告别。
1964年9月21日,甲壳虫乐队演员在纽约一个机场登机返回英国前向歌迷告别。

被誉为英国标志性摇滚乐队“甲壳虫”的发现者和乐队首任经理的阿伦·威廉姆斯逝世,享年86岁。威廉姆斯曾拥有利物浦杰卡兰达俱乐部,星期五在社交媒体上宣布了他的死讯。

威廉姆斯1960年至1961年和这支乐队合作,让乐队在杰卡兰达俱乐部演出,并且在英国以及世界各地的爵士音乐演奏会上为乐队签约。

威廉姆斯用自己的面包车送乐队前往德国的汉堡,甲壳虫乐队的人气从那里开始飙升。

威廉姆斯和这支乐队分道扬镳后不久,布莱恩·艾普斯特恩成为乐队经理,传奇音乐史由此谱写。 2010年,威廉姆斯对《利物浦回声报》说:“我永远以‘甲壳虫乐队’自豪,并为在世界上这支最著名团体车轮上当一个螺丝钉而感到自豪和愉快”。

威廉姆斯撰写的回忆录名为《一个拱手交出“甲壳虫乐队”的人》。

Beatles' First Manager Dies

Allan Williams, the man credited with discovering the iconic British rock and roll band The Beatles and the group's first manager, has died. He was 86.

The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool, which Williams once owned, announced his death on social media Friday.

Williams worked with the band from 1960 to 1961, allowing them to play at the Jacaranda, while also booking gigs for them in Britain and elsewhere.

He drove the band in his van to Hamburg, Germany, where the Beatles' popularity began to take off.

Shortly after Williams and the band parted ways, Brian Epstein became the band's manager and the rest is legendary music history.

Williams told The Liverpool Echo in 2010, "I've always been proud of The Beatles and proud and happy to have been just a small cog in the wheel of the most famous group in the world."

Williams wrote a memoir entitled "The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away."