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11 March 2013
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I found this pic on an Australian government archive of old newspapers and magazines. There's loads of stuff in there that probably isn't well known about - plenty of crappy reports about the Beatlemania phenomenon, but some diamonds in the rough. I found an interview from the set of AHDN that I hadn't read before.

This pic is captioned "Toddler John in his toy car", and is from a 1964 edition of the Australian Women's Weekly. Has anyone seen this photo before? It's completely new to me, and I wonder if I accidentally stumbled upon a very rarely seen pic. What do you lot think?

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I found this pic on an Australian government archive of old newspapers and magazines. There's loads of stuff in there that probably isn't well known about - plenty of crappy reports about the Beatlemania phenomenon, but some diamonds in the rough. I found an interview from the set of AHDN that I hadn't read before.

This pic is captioned "Toddler John in his toy car", and is from a 1964 edition of the Australian Women's Weekly. Has anyone seen this photo before? It's completely new to me, and I wonder if I accidentally stumbled upon a very rarely seen pic. What do you lot think?

I have a vague recollection of this picture, I think. Now this could be my mind deceiving me. I remember a pictorial article from years and years back. I think it was a front page Sunday Times Magazine. It was called "The Unseen Lennon". It was to mark an anniversary, or maybe even coincided with the release of Imagine: John Lennon. That far back. There was also an accompanying Hunter Davies essay. Something in my head is telling me this picture, or one taken at the same time, was included in the pictorial. However wrong or vague I might be about the publication details, I do remember the article, and it came into my mind as soon as I saw this picture. I do not recall seeing it anywhere else. And it could just be my mind playing tricks on me.

Thanks for the link, by the way. That's somewhere I'm going to be exploring.

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Found this one on tumblr. I think it's probably late 50s early 60s.tumblr_n3ns0tyTLm1sofauzo8_500.jpgImage Enlarger

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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.

I came back to this thread looking for a photo of Paul wearing glasses. And it reminded me to put this question out there: now that we (many of us, anyway) have read Mark Lewisohn's claim that Paul and John had met at a local newsstand before the fete, does that influence whether or not you think that might be Paul in the picture? 

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George having a little drink with his mother :)

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I found this pic of John, age eleven, and his cousin Mike, age four, in Mendips, circa 1951. This one was new to me. Anyone have seen it?John-age-eleven-and-Mike-age-four-circa-1951..jpgImage Enlarger

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@Ron Nasty, i find two more pics of this same day, look!John-age-eleven-and-Mike-age-four-circa-1951.-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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I'm sure you've all seen these type of 'ghost images' before? The merging of old photos with the same location today. It's of the Boys upstairs at the Childwall Abbey Hotel, I think it was the wedding reception of someone in George's family (sister?) This is from a Facebook page - Liverpool Then And Now - this chap's been doing these for a few years now, they're stunning.

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Ron Nasty 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:

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It'd be a great question to ask Paul on the 'You Gave Me The Answer' feature of his website, I say it's him, they definitely look to be the same ears if you look closely, we're just not used to seeing Paul wearing glasses from this angle, the nose, mouth & chin are the same in both photos as well...:-)

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