July 6, 1957

July6On this day in 1957, Paul McCartney met John Lennon.

 

John Lennon and his band, The Quarrymen, played at the garden fete of St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool. While setting up their equipment, the Quarrymen’s bass player, Ivan Vaughan, introduced the band to one of his classmates, a 15-year-old Paul McCartney from Liverpool.

 

Lennon and McCartney talked for a while, and McCartney showed Lennon how to tune a guitar. McCartney then sang Eddie Cochran’s ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and Gene Vincent’s ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’, along with songs by Little Richard.

 

After the Quarrymen’s show, the group, along with Vaughan and McCartney, went to a Woolton pub where they lied about their ages to get served.

 

Later on, Lennon and the band discussed the young McCartney, and whether to invite him to join their group.

 

Lennon decided it would be a wise decision.

 

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