July 6, 1957, John Lennon met Paul McCartney for the first time at an outdoor church parish fete featuring John's skiffle group, The Quarrymen. Photo was taken that day 56 years ago, John at center.
Lennon's friend Pete Shotton (1941 - 2017) Pete attended Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School alongside the future Beatle, and he later joined John – as a washboard player – in The Quarrymen. At school the inseparable friends came to be known as “Shennon and Lotton” or “Lotton and Shennon.” (Liverpool Echo)
Paul McCartney : CenturyLink Center Omaha (July 2017) – Our fifth time seeing Sir Paul. Started a little rough, but picked up quickly. Told lots of stories amid 39 songs spread throughout his long and storied career. Played the first song he ever recorded (as the Quarrymen), really good song. Charming as ever and rocking pretty hard for a man his age. Not the best show I’ve ever seen, but not one to miss. Enjoyable night.
1957. John Lennon and The Quarrymen. John Lennon first formed in 1956, with Pete Shotton, the skiffle/rock and roll group the Back Jacks, which he later converted into The Quarrymen. Lennon meets Paul McCarthey for the first time during a performance of the group at the St. Peter’s Church in Liverpool. Paul joined the group on July 20, 1957 #Beatles #TheQuarrymen #1957