A vinyl single of Eleanor Rigby on display in the KSQM radio station community room along with a classic picture of The Beatles from the early days of the band. Collection owner George Dooley said that he saw “early on” that The Beatles were going to change things in the music industry. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

A vinyl single of Eleanor Rigby on display in the KSQM radio station community room along with a classic picture of The Beatles from the early days of the band. Collection owner George Dooley said that he saw “early on” that The Beatles were going to change things in the music industry. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

KSQM shares the history of The Beatles

A large memorbilia display highlights much of The Beatles’ early years

A new display in the community room at the KSQM radio station is highlightling the early years of The Beatles, with items ranging from vinyl singles to fan magazines to tie pins to rare cloth dolls of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Collection owner George Dooley said that the memoribilia is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

“I’ll be rotating what’s in there every couple of months to help show the evolution of The Beatles,” he said.

“I grew up listening to my mom’s vinyls of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline and Fats Domino. When I heard The Beatles, I knew it was going to change music and started collecting what I could.”

Dooley said that he’s been collecting Beatles memorabilia for decades, including getting his hands on some very hard-to-find items.

“The four dolls (of John, Paul, George and Ringo) in the case were kinda hard to get, especially all four of them in good shape,” he said.

Dooley is particularly proud of having those, as well as other items like the fan magazines and tie pins that can be difficult to find these days.

He said that sharing the collection and it’s history is important to him, and he wants to help people be able to see how a group as impactful to the evolution of music changed over the years themselves.

Dooley hosts “Doctor Dee’s Roots of Rock” on KSQM on Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. and also serves as the president for the Sequim Community Broadcasting board. He has other memorabilia on display at the station as well, and encourages anyone who wants to see it all first-hand to do so.

KSQM is at 609 W. Washington St. in the Sequim Village Shopping Center. See www.ksqmfm.com.

A collectable lunchbox, a fan club magazine, and a pin are among the items celebrating The Beatles on display at KSQM. Collection owner George Dooley said that the sheer scale of collectible items around the band was astounding, including things like the tie pins in the collection that quickly became difficult to find. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

A collectable lunchbox, a fan club magazine, and a pin are among the items celebrating The Beatles on display at KSQM. Collection owner George Dooley said that the sheer scale of collectible items around the band was astounding, including things like the tie pins in the collection that quickly became difficult to find. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

A framed collection of Beatles covers, along with autographs from John Lennon and a picture of The Beatles leaving for the United States for a landmark tour in 1964. Upper right inset, a collectable lunchbox, a fan club magazine, and a pin are among the items celebrating The Beatles on display at KSQM. Collection owner George Dooley said that the sheer scale of collectible items around the band was astounding, including things like the tie pins in the collection that quickly became difficult to find. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

A framed collection of Beatles covers, along with autographs from John Lennon and a picture of The Beatles leaving for the United States for a landmark tour in 1964. Upper right inset, a collectable lunchbox, a fan club magazine, and a pin are among the items celebrating The Beatles on display at KSQM. Collection owner George Dooley said that the sheer scale of collectible items around the band was astounding, including things like the tie pins in the collection that quickly became difficult to find. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Left, a collection of Beatles memorabilia on display in the KSQM community room, along with classic radios and other musical memorabilia. Collection owner George Dooley, who hosts “Doctor Dee’s Roots of Rock” Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. on KSQM, has what he calls a “significant” rock and roll memorabilia collection that he’s slowly been rotating through displays at the station. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Left, a collection of Beatles memorabilia on display in the KSQM community room, along with classic radios and other musical memorabilia. Collection owner George Dooley, who hosts “Doctor Dee’s Roots of Rock” Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. on KSQM, has what he calls a “significant” rock and roll memorabilia collection that he’s slowly been rotating through displays at the station. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Left, a collection of Beatles memorabilia on display in the KSQM community room, along with classic radios and other musical memorabilia. Collection owner George Dooley, who hosts “Doctor Dee’s Roots of Rock” Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. on KSQM, has what he calls a “significant” rock and roll memorabilia collection that he’s slowly been rotating through displays at the station. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Left, a collection of Beatles memorabilia on display in the KSQM community room, along with classic radios and other musical memorabilia. Collection owner George Dooley, who hosts “Doctor Dee’s Roots of Rock” Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. on KSQM, has what he calls a “significant” rock and roll memorabilia collection that he’s slowly been rotating through displays at the station. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

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