Scan - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison attempting to use a ouija board, 1962 (presumably 6 July 1962)
Photo: Mike McCartney
"On board the Royal Iris just before the boys performed on the all-night Riverboat Shuffle. They’re in the second-best dressing room - Acker Bilk had the star’s room - behind the captain’s bridge.
We’d heard of something called a ouija board. We knew you turned a glass upside down on a table and somehow it would connect you to the supernatural. So the boys held each other’s wrists to create a magic circle. The only thing we didn’t know was that you had to put your hand on the glass!
An interesting question: Where’s Pete Best? He’d probably wandered off somewhere because he never completely jelled with the others. Most likely he was with some beautiful girl below deck. Poor Pete!” - Mike McCartney, Remember