Three weeks after first meeting John Lennon, Paul McCartney and his brother Michael went to Scout camp at Hathersage in Derbyshire.
The trip was just a few days after McCartney was invited to join the Quarrymen by band member Pete Shotton. The offer was accepted, but the camp trip and a subsequent family holiday at Butlins in Filey, Yorkshire meant he missed the group’s first concert at the Cavern Club on 7 August.
Last updated: 5 October 2010
Also on this day...
- 1969: Recording: Come Together, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard
- 1968: Recording: Hey Jude
- 1967: George Harrison returns to England from Greece
- 1966: Datebook republishes John Lennon’s ‘Jesus’ comments
- 1965: World première of Help!
- 1964: Live: Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1961: Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool
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It’s perhaps no surprise that it was Paul who appeared up in the tree in the Strawberry Fields Forever promo film in 1967.
I trust in the Beatle Bible but..this time I am not sure. All articled I read about it before said clearly John didn’t accepted him in the Quarry Men so quickly. Paul got worried about it, thinking he was rejected. Then he went to the Scout camp before being invited. It only happen when he returned. Of course the ones I read before can be wrong. All of them.