It was 55 years ago today ... that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time

On July 6, 1957, The Quarrymen were playing an afternoon show in a field near St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool. It was there through a mutual friend that The Quarrymen’s singer—some guy named John Lennon—would meet some guy named Paul McCartney. Little did they know 55 years ago, as Paul taught John how to tune a guitar, that they’d someday be the world’s foremost songwriting team and, you know, The Beatles. Remarkably, someone recorded The Quarrymen’s set that day; the tape was sold at Sotheby’s for £78,500—the highest price ever paid for a recording at the time.


Since 1963 said...

The Day John Met Paul is a lovely little book to read. I recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I made a pilgrimmage to that field in 1979 - I put some flowers I picked into my Hunter Davies book.