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15 September 2012
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15 September 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 These are brill. I've seen most of them before but it's so nice to look at them. Thanks for uploading!!!

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25 September 2012
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This one came from a site I stumbled upon that has some awesome pics. Here is the link to that site...

http://thateventuality.tumblr.com/

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1 March 2013
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BeatlesWiki posted a page in support of a theory that a bespeckled Paul is in a photo of a Quarrymen performance a few days earlier than the famed July 6, 1957 date.

Whether or not you believe that is Paul in that photo, the page has a good selection of pics of him wearing glasses.

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1 March 2013
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Wow, that certainly looks like him. I´ve never noticed before. And we all know Pauls memory is bad at the best of times...maybe they saw eachother before we all think they did...?

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1 March 2013
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I've always found the Rosebery Street photo interesting. I've often looked at it and found myself thinking, "That's Paul looking on there!" (Bottom right hand corner):

And then thinking, "Nah!"

Yes, it's 22 June 1957, but calling it, as the article does, "The Earliest Photograph of John Lennon and Paul McCartney Together" is slightly misleading. They can hardly be said to be "together" if it is Paul. All it adds is the possibility that 6 July was not the first time Paul saw The Quarrymen. An interesting photo, and one I have wondered about, but I don't think it contradicts the history about when John and Paul first met, and the first photo of them together, and not just in the same picture, comes from after they met.

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No, I don´t think it really makes any difference to the 'Beatles history' if he did go and see The Quarrymen play that day, not really...I´m just wonderig, it would be something new to add if it is him. The chances of it actually being proved that it´s him and not some other guy who just looks like him (a lot of people about their age looked and dressed like that), are very small.

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2 March 2013
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Hmmm, I don't think its Paul. he didn't wear glasses did he? (maybe he was being a hipster a-hard-days-night-paul-11)

I think that this is the first picture of Lennon and McCartney together. Or at least the first "official" one.

Image: Paul McCartney with Quarrymen

 

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2 March 2013
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Mmmm... did Paul ever wear glasses?

File:Mccartney-specs 1.jpg

File:Mccartney-specs 2.jpg

File:Mccartney-specs 3.jpg

File:Mccartney-specs 4.jpg

File:Mccartney-specs 7.jpg

I'm not too sure...

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3 March 2013
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Umm...yeah, he did. I'm still not convinced it's him though.

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3 March 2013
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fabfouremily said
No, I don´t think it really makes any difference to the 'Beatles history' if he did go and see The Quarrymen play that day, not really...I´m just wonderig, it would be something new to add if it is him. The chances of it actually being proved that it´s him and not some other guy who just looks like him (a lot of people about their age looked and dressed like that), are very small.

If it is him, I just find it of interest to have a photo of Paul as a spectator rather than a performer.

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3 March 2013
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parlance said

fabfouremily said
No, I don´t think it really makes any difference to the 'Beatles history' if he did go and see The Quarrymen play that day, not really...I´m just wonderig, it would be something new to add if it is him. The chances of it actually being proved that it´s him and not some other guy who just looks like him (a lot of people about their age looked and dressed like that), are very small.

If it is him, I just find it of interest to have a photo of Paul as a spectator rather than a performer.

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Yeah, me too :)

 

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4 March 2013
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fabfouremily said
I'm still not convinced it's him though.

I'm not convinced it's him either, but I'm not sure it isn't. Here's a blow-up of that part of the picture:

Quarrymen-mccartney-detail.jpg

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mja6758 said

fabfouremily said
I'm still not convinced it's him though.

I'm not convinced it's him either, but I'm not sure it isn't. Here's a blow-up of that part of the picture:

Quarrymen-mccartney-detail.jpg

It definitely could be. But I wouldn't bet money on it tho.

His nose looks very similiar in those two pictures but his ears look a little more rounded at the top in the 2nd one. Hey, you never know, maybe Paul ''died'' before everyone says he did and therefore the guy in the second picture isn't actually Paul at all but...Faul!! Would explain the ears :)

 

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4 March 2013
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Has Paul ever spoken about seeing the Quarrymen before the Woolton fete? Assuming he would remember such a thing.

In a weird way, I wonder how Paul would feel about the official Beatles myth being debunked - if it turned out that he and John's paths HAD crossed before 6 July 1957, however inadvertently. (Even though it still couldn't be described as a "meeting".)

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5 March 2013
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mja6758 said

fabfouremily said
I'm still not convinced it's him though.

I'm not convinced it's him either, but I'm not sure it isn't. Here's a blow-up of that part of the picture:

Quarrymen-mccartney-detail.jpg

I don't think it's him, although it does resemble him.  I wouldn't totally rule it out though.  

I've tried to figure out if he wears glasses, and I'm still not sure.  In those 5 pictures you posted, the first one could be reading glasses, and the 3rd one could just be him trying someone else's on..  I can't say for sure.  In all the other pictures they are tinted..  maybe he was just being a douche-bag and wearing his sunglasses inside.  a-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-paul-8

 

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5 March 2013
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Interesting to have another voice, and all us saying pretty much the same: Not willing to  say it's not. As to the glasses, they may not be prescription but sunglasses. Difficult to tell from the angle. But we all know Paul rode a bike at that time, because he rode it to go and meet John a couple of weeks later. Whoever it is in the picture, they do seem to be sitting on a bike (the position of the arms looks like holding handlebars).

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5 March 2013
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I don't think that Paul needs glasses. Maybe he was wearing them as a Buddy Holly fan? I don't know. There's a chance that it could be a picture of Paul, but I don't think so.

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9 March 2013
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I started the biography "Many Years From Now" and it describes what Paul wore that day:

"His white sports jacket had metallic threads which made the fabric sparkle.  With it he wore very tight drainpipe trousers." a-hard-days-night-paul-7

"His hair was brushed back from the forehead and set with Brylcreem in a Tony Curtis cut, known as a DA or a duck's arse."

Not sure if that helps much.  He does not mention any glasses...  Also it appears that in that picture, the shirt is white but the coat looks darker.

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9 March 2013
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He's talking about 6 July there, isn't he? Can't see where my copy is right now. However, he's probably talking about the same jacket, which could well be this one that he's seen wearing in 1957.

I wouldn't say the jacket presents a problem. It's the glasses that throw up the doubts.

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