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Beatles superfan who made bedroom recordings of band’s hits thanked on their album 32 years later

On the last page of the booklet that came with the 1994 Beatles double CD, Live At The BBC, in very small print, are the credits. 

Mentioned first is ‘Executive Producer: George Martin.’ 

Then it reads: ‘Thanks to Margaret Ashworth’ and then the names of six others. 

Not surprisingly over the years, Beatles enthusiasts have wondered who Margaret Ashworth is. 

Well now the story can be told – it’s me!

In the early 1960s, my friend Helen and I were great pop fans. 

We used to walk to and from school in Beckenham, Kent, singing the current hits in two-part harmony. In our beds we’d listen to Radio Luxembourg under the covers, re-tuning every few minutes as the signal faded.

Margaret Ashworth (front), pictured here with her friend Helen (back), at her home in Lancashire. It was recordings made in her bedroom in the 1960s that eventually led to her being thanked by the Beatles

Margaret Ashworth (front), pictured here with her friend Helen (back), at her home in Lancashire. It was…


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