Friday, 6 July 2012
It was 55 Years ago Today: Paul meets John
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