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3 April 2019
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Hi Michael. Welcome to the forum.

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Oh and all references in The Beatles Bible to The Quarrymen are wrong. John's group was The Quarry Men as printed on their business cards, drum kit and the plaque on the wall of St Peter's Church in Woolton commemorating the historic first meeting there in 1957 of Lennon and McCartney. But there were sometimes mis-spellings as The Quarrymen in concert ads probably placed over the phone.The group reformed by Rod Davis in 1997 on the 40th anniversary of the first Quarry Men concert in July 1957 was called The Quarrymen.

  

I use the spelling preferred by the band.

http://www.originalquarrymen.c.....yth_8.html

According to band founder-member Pete Shotton, his pal John Lennon ’s droll reaction to the school song was that he wasn’t going to strain a muscle or even a sinew if he could possibly help it! So naming the group after a word in the school song was a tongue-in-cheek reference to what some of the members felt was pompous doggerel.

The band members therefore regarded their band name as being one word – but it certainly wasn’t a crucial matter in 1956!

The occasional spelling of the name with “Quarrymen” split into two words as “Quarry Men” that people see in Beatles history books probably arose because of a number of factors.

Adults who put together the event programme for our appearance at the St. Peter’s Village Church Garden Fete in Woolton on Saturday 6th July 1957 – and the journalist who reported the event for the local newspaper – were all more familiar with the name of the school (“Quarry Bank” – two words) than an unusual word in an obscure school song (“Quarrymen” – one word) so it was understandable that they might assume that the word “Quarrymen” had been mistakenly written as one word.

Our drummer Colin Hanton wanted to write the band name across the front of his bass drum. But there was insufficient space to write it as one word across the circumference of the drum – so he staggered the name in two words at diagonal angles. And vintage photographs of that drumhead have been erroneously cited by some as evidence for the name being split in two words.

Tea-chest bass player Len Garry also wanted to display the band name on his instrument – and like Colin Hanton he found that he had insufficient space on which to write the name as one word. So the band name on the tea-chest bass was also broken in two - which compounded the assumption some drew from the name on the bass drum.

A friend of John’s called Nigel Walley – who played tea-chest bass a couple of times and then became the group’s manager – had some business cards printed up to try and help secure some “engagements” for the group. On the card, the printer compounded the same error made by the adults who prepared the flyers for the July 1957 event and spelled the name in two words. However, Nigel was not a pupil at Quarry Bank school (he went to the Bluecoat School in Liverpool) and was thus not familiar with the Quarry Bank school song and how it had inspired the single-word “Quarrymen” band name.

For what it’s worth, all of us Quarrymen prefer our name spelled as intended – in one word.

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Here's a bit of a weird one, a pre-emptive reintroduction.

@William Shears Campbell and I were talking about how the forum has changed while he's been away, and all the new Forumpudlians he's looking forward to meeting when he returns in August. Pointing out that lots of you know nothing about him apart from his Update thread, I suggested he do something for this thread on his last week of proxy weekly posts curated by @sir walter raleigh, myself, and @Ahhh Girl.

Aware that some of you Newbies, so far as he's concerned, do read his updates, I suggested a reintroduction for when he returns to us in August, thinking he would give it nearer his return, he instead sent me something for this thread today and so I'm posting it as it allows all of you who only know him from his update thread to know a little more about him, what he's been up to, and why there's the update thread.

So, may I introduce to you (that don't really know him but may be curious), the one and only William Shears Campbell:

I am William Shears Campbell. I come from Las Vegas. I've grown up listening to the Beatles and some call me obsessed, but there are worse things I could do. Back in 2016 I joined the Fab Forum and had been active until August of 2017 when I left for my mission.

About 5 & 1/2 years ago I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (you may know us as the Mormons but as of some months ago we've been making an effort to disband that name).

Tangent aside, 20 months ago I left to serve a mission for said church in Montana and Wyoming and I've been doing so ever since. Out here I share the gospel, give service and do other various things that Jesus would do. I will be returning home in the early part of August to live normal life again.

Info that I may not have shared here yet, I will actually be going home to Ogden, Utah (Near Salt Lake), since that is where my parents are moving in June. There I will be going to school and continuing on my life.

If any have questions before he returns, you can be sure that I, sir walter or AG will pass them on. He always responds, though only has internet access on a Monday while still on his mission.

For me, I'm really looking forward to him being back in a few weeks, and hope this encourages to look at his Update thread and to ask any questions you have...

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Looking forward to having him back.

I remember when he went away, I thought that 2 years was going to feel like forever - but I can't believe it's almost been 2 years since he departed!

 

By the way, the link he posted doesn't work for me. A google search brought up this url, which is similar? https://www.mormonnewsroom.org.....-alignment

I must admit I did not hear about that. 

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Wow, this is really fascinating. I look forward to meeting you, @William Shears Campbell !

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23 April 2019
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The link problem was my fault, @The Hole Got Fixed. I didn't notice that WSC had included two different links, and linked as if they were one. It has been corrected and there are now two links in place, both checked and working.

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23 April 2019
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Very much looking forward to having WSC back, and I'm excited for the new Forumpudlians to meet him! 

Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

 

23 April 2019
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I'm looking forward to it too, I've had so few interactions with WSC at all! He showed up here at a time when I wasn't posting frequently...and then he left shortly after I became more active again, so our paths never crossed much, threadwise. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

So, the welcoming party's gonna be in the BB house?

Do you think we can get Paul to visit again??

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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Paul visiting a party with his doppelgänger replacement in attendance? Don't get your hopes up a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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23 April 2019
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Did Paul ever leave the BB house? Last time I saw him, he was walking into @Ahhh Girl 's room and I haven't seen him since... ahdn_george_06

In all seriousness, though, I'm very excited to meet WSC. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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What happens in AG's room stays in AG's room. a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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23 April 2019
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Oh boy....paul-mccartney

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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23 April 2019
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vonbontee said
Ohhh boy....paul-mccartney

  

Fixed it for you

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23 April 2019
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Yeah, I was trying to be subtle...

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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27 April 2019
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Hello! I'm ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl and I'm new to the forum. I'm an insane Beatles fan, so I'm assuming I came to the right place. Anyway, I pretty much spend my time making random Beatles stuff on my YouTube account, That Weird Beatles Girl (totally not product placement). Glad to get to interact with other Beatlemaniacs!

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Hello! I'm Kaniffee.  I'm come in peace from the discord some people here use.  Also hello to @50yearslate, @Getbackintheussr  and anyone else on the Discord.  I don't know everyone's usernames for here yet.

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ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl said
Hello! I'm ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl and I'm new to the forum. I'm an insane Beatles fan, so I'm assuming I came to the right place. Anyway, I pretty much spend my time making random Beatles stuff on my YouTube account, That Weird Beatles Girl (totally not product placement). Glad to get to interact with other Beatlemaniacs!

  

Hi @ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl , I love your username (and your avatar!) Hope to see you around!

@mods we have a post that needs modding... another one of the lovely Discord folks...

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Hello @ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl ! You're definitely in the right place. Your channel is fantastic, you should link it in your bio or something. And welcome, @Kaniffee ! I look forward to seeing you here. ahdn_george_08

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Hi @Kaniffee john-lennon-salute_gif glad to see you!

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We welcome you to Crackerbox Palace @ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl and @Kaniffee! john-lennon-salute_gifapple01

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