Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

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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. (more…)

Julia Lennon dies

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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. (more…)

Recording: In Spite Of All The Danger, That’ll Be The Day

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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. (more…)

Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

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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. (more…)

Paul McCartney’s debut with the Quarrymen

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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 to make a hash of his solo during the Quarrymen’s version of Arthur Smith’s 1946 instrumental hit Guitar Boogie. (more…)