Bernie sent postcards to some of his fellow boy scouts and I sent John a cheeky postcard to wish him and all my fellow Quarrymen luck at their next appearance at the Cavern, which is supposed to be next Wednesday. I’m sorry to be missing the show but I had told everyone that Dad had booked this holiday yonks ago. I expect John will be pushing his luck, as usual, and playing even more rock ’n’ roll than when we were there before. If so, I’m sure that’ll put paid to our chances of ever playing the Cavern again as Alan Sytner absolutely hates rock ‘n’ roll. He was angry enough the last time.