John & Paul Meet




It was on this day in 1957 that the Skiffle band the Quarrymen played at St Peter’s Garden Fete in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton.

The band’s leader was sixteen year old John Winston Lennon. While setting up for a set the bassist Ivan Vaughn introduced John to his classmate, fifteen year old James Paul McCartney.

Apparently Paul, as he preferred to be called, helped John tune his guitar. Both were impressed with the other. And with that many different things began to come together eventually creating a principal thread of the background music of my generation…


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