'I got Jimmy Greaves to sign a Beatles concert programme for my brother'
- Credit: Ken Pyne
"Can I have your autograph for my brother please?" said young Maureen Preston to footballer Jimmy Greaves.
It was 1963 and Maureen Preston had tickets for The Beatles' Christmas Show at the Finsbury Park Astoria.
Compered by Rolf Harris, stars of the day appearing included Cilla Black and The Barron Knights.
Maureen, 76, whose brother is Ham&High cartoonist Ken Pyne, was 18 at the time.
"I used to work at the Hearts of Oak Benefits Society and there was a girl there whose mum worked at the Astoria.
You may also want to watch:
"I don''t think I'd have got the ticket otherwise," said the former Burghley School pupil, who lived in Southcote Road.
"I got to my seat in the stalls and Jimmy Greaves was sitting right in front of me.
- 1 'Let's save The Victoria pub in Highgate'
- 2 Hundreds gather on Primrose Hill to mourn Nicole Hurley
- 3 Primrose Hill candlelight vigil to celebrate life of Nicole Hurley
- 4 Kentish Town teen creates football team to 'bring community together'
- 5 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 6 Koko to return with extra venues and community spaces for musicians
- 7 Hampstead Miss Universe GB finalist champions mixed-heritage representation
- 8 Guilty: Kentish Town man convicted of murdering Jack Ampadu
- 9 Former pupils launch creative fund to honour inspirational teacher
- 10 Man charged with murder of Nicole Hurley in Primrose Hill
"I recognised him straight away. I knew Ken was a Spurs supporter and I asked him 'can I have your autograph for my brother please?', and he signed the programme.
"So Ken's got a Beatles programme with Jimmy Greaves' signature on it."