Although The Quarrymen had few formal engagements between March 1958 and the end of the year, they did perform often at parties and family events.
From 1946 John Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi (Mary Smith) and Uncle George in their house, ‘Mendips’, at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, after his mother Julia had handed over care of her son to them.
The Quarrymen recorded two songs at Phillips Sound Recording Services, a home studio in Liverpool, on this day. It was the first recording session featuring Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.
This picture of John Lennon with friend and Quarrymen manager Nigel Whalley was uncovered by the BBC during research for a 2007 episode of Inside Out.
The Morgue Skiffle Cellar was an illegal club held in the basement of a large Victorian house at 25 Oakhill Park in the Broadgreen area of Liverpool.
George Harrison claimed the first time he saw the Quarrymen was at the Wilson Hall, opposite the bus depot in Garston, Liverpool. According to Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, the date was most likely 6 February 1958.
The Quarrymen’s first performance at the Cavern Club with Paul McCartney took place on this day.
The Quarrymen’s first live engagement of 1958 was their third at the New Clubmoor Hall, a Conservative Club in Liverpool’s Norris Green district.