It all began in the fall of 1962, a time Dougie Millings remembered because it coincided with the release of the Beatles’ first single, ”Love Me Do.” Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager, brought the group to Mr. Millings’ shop at 63 Compton Street in the Soho section of London. There was a grand piano in the basement.
And how were the soon-to-be conquerors of the hearts of the world’s teenage girls dressed? ”Well in hand-me-downs, really,” Mr. Millings told GQ magazine in April 2000. ”Not well.”…..
by remora + Arthur Furrowfield