A somewhat bizarre booking for the nascent Quarrymen: they performed two raucous sets for the social club of Liverpool's Stanley Abattoir.
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This was the first time the Quarrymen played at this notoriously rough venue in the Garston district of Liverpool.
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 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.
Three weeks after first meeting John Lennon, Paul McCartney and his brother Michael went to Scout camp at Hathersage in Derbyshire.
On the afternoon of 6 July 1957 the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, 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.
Less than a month after their first live appearance, The Quarrymen entered ABC TV's talent show TV Star Search, organised by "Mr Star Maker" Carroll Levis.
The Cavern Club, which was to become world-famous after The Beatles performed there nearly 200 times, opened its doors for the first time on the night of 16 January 1957.
Paul McCartney saw skiffle king Lonnie Donegan perform at Liverpool's Empire Theatre on this day.
Mary Patricia McCartney, the mother of Michael and Paul McCartney, died on this day at the age of 47.
The rock 'n' roll fanatic John Lennon used his 16th birthday money to buy two much-prized 78rpm records.
Keen for his son to follow his interest in music, Jim McCartney bought his son Paul a trumpet for his 14th birthday.
Maureen Cox, the future first wife of Ringo Starr, was born Mary Cox on this day in Liverpool.
Jane Asher, whom was in a relationship with Paul McCartney between 1963 and 1968, was born on this day in Willesden, north London.
While her husband Alf was away at sea, Julia Lennon lived with their son John at the Dairy Cottage, 120a Allerton Road in Woolton, Liverpool. The cottage was owned by George Smith, the husband of Julia's sister Mimi. As Alf was so often away at sea, Julia often spent evenings at dance halls. In 1942... Read more »
Pattie Boyd, the future first wife of George Harrison, was born on this day.
George Harrison was born on 25 February 1943 in a tiny 'two up, two down' house on Arnold Grove, a cul-de-sac in the Wavertree area of Liverpool.
James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool Walton Hospital. His mother Mary had previously worked there as a nurse in the maternity ward.
Pete Best was born Randolph Peter Best on this day in Madras, India.