1957

Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

This was the Quarrymen’s second of four performances at Wilson Hall in Liverpool’s Garston district, one of the venues run by local promoter Charlie ‘Mac’ McBain.

Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

This was the first time the Quarrymen played at this notoriously rough venue in the Garston district of Liverpool.

Paul McCartney’s debut with the Quarrymen

Liverpudlian promoter Charlie ‘Mac’ McBain held regular skiffle and rock events at his venues. On Friday 18 October he ran one such event, at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool. It was the first show in which Paul McCartney appeared onstage with the Quarrymen. McCartney played lead guitar. First-night nerves, however, caused him… Read more »

The Quarrymen first play the Cavern Club

The Cavern Club would become a regular venue for Beatles shows while they remained a Liverpool secret. Once Beatlemania took hold, however, they rarely played in their home city again.

Paul McCartney goes to Scout camp

Three weeks after first meeting John Lennon, Paul McCartney and his brother Michael went to Scout camp at Hathersage in Derbyshire.

John Lennon meets Paul McCartney

On the afternoon of 6 July 1957 the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool.

Live: Rosebery St, Liverpool

The Quarrymen played twice on this day. In the afternoon they performed on the back of a stationary coal lorry, and that evening took part in a street party, both in Liverpool’s Rosebery Street.