The second Biennial John Moores Exhibition opened at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery on 17 November 1959. Among the exhibits was Summer Painting by Stuart Sutcliffe, an art school student and friend to John Lennon.
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Although they hadn't won the regional final of Carroll Levis' TV Star Search in Liverpool in October, Johnny and the Moondogs nonetheless qualified for the final round.
Having passed the preliminary audition for Carroll Levis' TV Star Search earlier in the month, Johnny and the Moondogs took part in the regional finals held at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool.
Although the Quarrymen had entered the competition two years previously without success, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison returned to Liverpool's Empire Theatre for another preliminary audition for the ABC TV's talent show TV Star Search.
The Quarrymen's Saturday night residency at Mona Best's Casbah Coffee Club came to an end on this evening. In time-honoured musical tradition, it was because of an argument about money.
This was the Quarrymen's penultimate Saturday night show at the popular Casbah Coffee Club, a members-only club situated in the basement of a large house in Liverpool's Hayman's Green.
This was the Quarrymen's fifth performance at Mona Best's Casbah Coffee Club, a members-only venue in Liverpool's Hayman's Green.
This was The Quarrymen's fourth consecutive Saturday performance at Mona Best's members-only Casbah Coffee Club.
The Quarrymen performed at Mona Best's Casbah Coffee Club on seven consecutive Saturdays between August and October 1959. This was their third engagement at the venue.
Following their success performance on the opening night of the Casbah Club, the Quarrymen were booked for a Saturday night residency by the owner, Mona Best.
This was the opening night of a new social club for teenagers, based in the cellar of a large Victorian house at 8 Hayman's Green, Liverpool.
The Quarrymen performed at this venue on just one occasion. As with their 1 January performance at Wilson Hall, it was a late Christmas party.
This was the last known performance by the Quarrymen at Wilson Hall. Unlike the previous three, it wasn't promoted by Charlie 'Mac' McBain, and there were no Teddy boys causing trouble.
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.