Paul McCartney goes to Scout camp

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
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney
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