Friday, 6 July 2012

It was 55 Years ago Today: Paul meets John

55 years ago on this very day (6 July 1957) was probably one of the most important ones in the history of the Beatles: it was the weekend of the St. Stephen's Parish FĂȘte in Woolton, Liverpool.

John Lennon and his Quarry Men played that day and Ivan Vaughan introduced Paul McCartney.
Amazingly, a recording of that day exists, made according to many sources by Bob Molyneux. Molyneux discovered the reel-to-reel tape (made on a Grundig) in 1994 and put it up for auction at Sotheby's. It fetched £78,500 and will probably never be released due to the apparently very bad quality (even after remastering)

On the set list were:
- Baby, Let's Play House
- Putting on the Style
- Come and Go with Me
- Cumberland Gap
- Railroad Bill
- Maggie Mae

Paul McCartney impressed John Lennon with his versions of "Twenty Flight Rock" and "Be-Bop-A-Lula"

The Quarry Men line up was: Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, Rod Davis, John Lennon, Pete Shotton & Len Garry

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