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Live: Morgue Skiffle Cellar, Liverpool

The Morgue Skiffle Cellar was an illegal club held in the basement of a large Victorian house at 25 Oakhill Park in the Broadgreen area of Liverpool.

George Harrison meets the Quarrymen

George Harrison claimed the first time he saw the Quarrymen was at the Wilson Hall, opposite the bus depot in Garston, Liverpool. According to Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, the date was most likely 6 February 1958.

Live: New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool

The Quarrymen’s first live engagement of 1958 was their third at the New Clubmoor Hall, a Conservative Club in Liverpool’s Norris Green district.

Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

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.

Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

This was the first time the Quarrymen played at this notoriously rough venue in the Garston district of Liverpool.

Paul McCartney’s debut with the Quarrymen

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 Quarrymen first play the Cavern Club

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.

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.

Live: Rosebery St, 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.

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.

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.