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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.

Maureen Cox is born

Maureen Cox, the future first wife of Ringo Starr, was born Mary Cox on this day in Liverpool.

Jane Asher is born

Jane Asher, whom was in a relationship with Paul McCartney between 1963 and 1968, was born on this day in Willesden, north London.

John Lennon’s half-sister Victoria is born

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 is born

Pattie Boyd, the future first wife of George Harrison, was born on this day.

George Harrison is born

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.

Paul McCartney is born

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 is born

Pete Best was born Randolph Peter Best on this day in Madras, India.

Linda Eastman is born

Linda Louise Eastman, the future first wife of Paul McCartney, was born in New York City on this day.

John Lennon is born

John Winston Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 in the Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred “Freddie” Lennon.

Ringo Starr is born

Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, at 9 Madryn Street in the Dingle area of Liverpool.

Stuart Sutcliffe is born

The Beatles’ future bassist Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was born at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was incorporated into the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Julia Stanley marries Alfred Lennon

Julia Stanley had first met Alf Lennon in 1928. Although her family disapproved of the sharp-talking sailor, they courted throughout the 1930s and finally married on 3 December 1938.

Yoko Ono is born

On this day Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her mother was Isoko Ono, the granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and her father was Eisuke Ono, a descendant of an Emperor of Japan.

George Martin is born

George Martin, the man who played a vital role in shaping The Beatles’ recorded music, was born in Holloway, London, on 3 January 1926.