Thursday, July 6, 2017

60 Years Ago Today John Lennon and Paul McCartney First Met

It was sixty years ago today that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time. It was at a fete at St. Peter's Church in Woolton in Liverpool at which John Lennon's group The Quarrymen played.  Like other performers at the fete, The Quarrymen performed from the back of a moving truck. The Quarrymen were set to play again in the evening at the church's Grand Dance.

Paul McCartney accompanied his friend Ivan Vaughan to the fete. He and John Lennon chatted for a few minutes. Paul showed John how to tune a guitar (John's guitar at the time was actually tuned  in G banjo). Paul performed his version of version of Eddie Cochran's "20 Flight Rock", Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula", and various Little Richard songs. John and Paul were both various impressed with each others' talents. Eventually Paul McCartney was asked to join The Quarrymen and the rest is history.

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