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John Lennon meets Paul McCartney (55 years ago today!)
beatlesbible ^ | July 6, 2012

Posted on 07/06/2012 6:04:35 PM PDT by yorkie

On the afternoon of 6 July 1957 the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool.

The performance took place on a stage in a field behind the church. In the band were John Lennon (vocals, guitar), Eric Griffiths (guitar), Colin Hanton (drums), Rod Davies (banjo), Pete Shotton (washboard) and Len Garry (tea chest bass).

The group arrived on the back of a lorry. As well as music, there were craft and cake stalls, games of hoop-la, police dog demonstrations and the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen. The fete was a highlight of the year for the residents of the sleepy Liverpool district.

The entertainment began at two p.m. with the opening procession[snip]

That evening the group were due to play again, minus Colin Hanton, this time at the Grand Dance in the church hall on the other side of the road. They were due on stage at 8pm, and admission to the show, in which the Quarrymen alternated on stage with the George Edwards Band, was two shillings.

While setting up their equipment to play, the Quarrymen's sometime tea-chest bass player, Ivan Vaughan, introduced the band to one of his classmates from Liverpool Institute, the 15-year-old Paul McCartney.

This historic occasion was the first time McCartney met John Lennon, a year his senior. McCartney wore a white jacket with silver flecks, and a pair of black drainpipe trousers.

The pair chatted for a few minutes, and McCartney showed Lennon how to tune a guitar - the instruments owned by Lennon and Griffiths were in G banjo tuning. McCartney then sang Eddie Cochran's Twenty Flight Rock and Gene Vincent's Be-Bop-A-Lula, along with a medley of songs by Little Richard.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beatles; beginning; music
Can you believe it? Over a half century ago.......
1 posted on 07/06/2012 6:04:48 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: mylife; Randy Larsen; jaycee; oldteen; MEG33; All

~ping~


2 posted on 07/06/2012 6:13:02 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie
LAST KNOWN PHOTOGRAPH OF LENNON AND MCCARTNEY, 1974

Taken by John Lennon’s girlfriend May Pang at the Louis B. Meyer/Peter Lawford Santa Monica house Lennon was renting around March 1974.

““It was during the Harry Nilsson sessions. He had popped in (the studio) the night before. . . . The next day, Paul came over with Linda and kids in tow. Everybody’s just hanging out at the Santa Monica beach house. Everyone’s just talking, just relaxing.”

““All of a sudden I looked up and said, “Paul?” John turned around and said, “Oh, hello, Paul.” It was like they’d seen each other just the night before. John hadn’t seen him in a couple of years at that point. Then Paul’s heading to the drums; he just went to Ringo’s drum kit and started to jam. Stevie Wonder happened to drop by. Stevie’s on the electric piano, Linda’s on the Hammond B3. . . . Everybody was just hanging out and jamming.”

Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Linda McCartney

John Lennon, Keith Moon, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

retronaut

3 posted on 07/06/2012 6:22:47 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: yorkie

No, I can’t believe it! My heavens...so glad this pair got together. They wrote some of the most beautiful music together (even though they really rarely wrote together. As Paul explained it, one of them would listen to the other’s song and add “a bit.” Some of those “bits” made for wonderful melodic and lyrical surprises).


4 posted on 07/06/2012 6:25:30 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo

Be that as it may, I will never listen to a Beatles song again. Not too long ago, PM made a snarky comment about President George Bush, something really nasty.

I have absolutely no compassion for the man. Just one more person removed from my listening or viewing pleasure.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 6:30:44 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: yorkie

Paul: “Your second wife sings like a cat in a blender.”

John: Your second wife doesn’t have a leg to stand on.”


6 posted on 07/06/2012 6:34:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: yorkie

And the legend began. I’ll always equate good times with the Beatles!


7 posted on 07/06/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: yorkie

That was a few years ago! ;)


8 posted on 07/06/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: yorkie

Were the Beatles that band that Paul McCartney was in before Wings?


9 posted on 07/06/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: yorkie
A few years ago we did a three or four hour “Beatles Tour” in Liverpool.Saw Strawberry Fields,Penny Lane,John Lennon's house,the Cavern Club among other things.Great stuff! Saw Abbey Road too and did the zebra crossing.
10 posted on 07/06/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: InvisibleChurch
The recordings from that last jam session.

John Lennon - Vocals, Guitar
Paul McCartney - Backing Vocals, Drums
Stevie Wonder - Backing Vocals, Electric Piano
Linda McCartney - Organ
Harry Nilsson - Backing Vocals
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Ed Freeman - Bass
Bobby Keys - Saxophone

A Toot and a Snore in '74 - Part 1

11 posted on 07/06/2012 6:51:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: InvisibleChurch

Oops, that was the full version, not just part 1.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 6:51:53 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: yorkie; a fool in paradise
Most recent pix of the two.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 6:56:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: yorkie

Best meeting in rock history: “John, meet Paul.”
Worst meeting in rock history: “John, meet Yoko.”


14 posted on 07/06/2012 6:58:48 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: InvisibleChurch; All

I saw this special about the Beatles, I kinda took it with a grain of salt... John’s girlfriend at the time, May Pang, said there was talk of the Beatles getting back together.. Then John went back to Yoko Ono.. Again I take it with a grain of salt.


15 posted on 07/06/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: yorkie

I tell ya, if Lennon hadn’t met McCartney, Elvis would still be making those wonderful movies of his, Hal Wallis producing.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 7:08:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Saw Abbey Road too and did the zebra crossing.

I visited that same place and have pics to prove it...




17 posted on 07/06/2012 7:14:40 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: jy8z

That’s my VW Bug in the pic, parked illegally, by the way.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 7:18:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: jy8z

19 posted on 07/06/2012 7:30:15 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Repeat a lie often enough you might get people to believe it.)
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To: jy8z
I visited that same place and have pics to prove it...

Great one!

20 posted on 07/06/2012 7:31:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: yorkie

i wonder if any truth to rumors that lennon was closet pub who loved ronald reagan...


21 posted on 07/06/2012 7:42:08 PM PDT by lifeisagame
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To: yorkie
Pete Shotton (washboard)

Sure do miss ol' Pete.

22 posted on 07/06/2012 7:50:32 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: yawningotter

I saw a bumper sticker on a car yesterday — sticker read “I still blame Yoko”!


23 posted on 07/06/2012 8:10:09 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Moonmad27

Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 8:20:25 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Don’t look back.

You can never look back.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: lifeisagame

Jesus, Reagan and John Lennon — What Secrets Has Yoko Ono Been Keeping From Us?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2753752/posts

John Lennon … Reagan Republican ?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2741718/posts

John Lennon was a closet Republican: Liked Ronald Reagan
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2741611/posts


26 posted on 07/06/2012 9:24:14 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: yorkie

Two years ago we toured Liverpool and all the Beatles haunts. We went to The Casbah and met Pete Best’ brother, went to the Cavern Club and all the important sites. The most interesting was going inside Paul’s family home and John’s aunt’s house where he lived for several years. I had always heard John referred to as the “Posh” Beatle. The reason was that his house was the only one that had indoor plumbing. The other three had outhouses. After they returned from doing the Ed Sullivan show the first time, Paul went back to his dad’s house with no indoor plumbing.


27 posted on 07/06/2012 9:25:49 PM PDT by DukeBillie
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To: Tijeras_Slim

ROFL


28 posted on 07/06/2012 9:29:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Boogieman

Nothing beats Billy Preston on “Get Back”.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 9:32:24 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Boogieman

Boy - I hope you didn’t lay down good money for that CD! Although the group and the title of the CD is cool. More suitable for framing than listening IMHO.


30 posted on 07/06/2012 9:41:39 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Fledermaus

No doubt. Preston was probably more technically skilled on the keys than any of the real Beatles were on their instruments. He didn’t have their songwriting talents, but together, they made a dynamite combination.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 9:50:13 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 21twelve

No way, I just heard it on the interwebs. It’s an interesting piece of history, but most of it is pretty bad listening. I did like the Sam Cooke medley at the end though, as sloppy as it was.


32 posted on 07/06/2012 9:53:27 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Libloather

I read a funny story about that guy. Apparently, he decided to quit the skiffle band at one point, because he wasn’t into it anymore. Lennon took the washboard and smashed it over his head. He ended up joining back up with them for the next show, but they had to fix the busted washboard so he could play.


33 posted on 07/06/2012 9:56:52 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: yorkie

Some favorite Beatles’ music:

The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrUGrsEBCOo&;

The Beatles - Norwegian Wood:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWPYTDAJ8sI&;

The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGAS0xLtX8w&;

THE BEATLES - Across the Universe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25r07xOWyU4&;

The Beatles - In My Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5h5g8VdDVQ

The Beatles - Something
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ63HUiPyL4

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7jxtPCqks&;

The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA6HE_5Uhrs


34 posted on 07/07/2012 1:18:49 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

The Long And Winding Road is a great one.


35 posted on 07/07/2012 6:36:07 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: yorkie
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney (55 years ago today!)

When maudlin (exemplified by Number 9 Dream) tempered saccharin (exemplified by Silly Love Song), the result was really great. Of course, it's possible that they were all following their own emotional frequencies that happened to coincide for greatness before desynchronizing and petering out into moroseness (John), silliness (Paul), Krishna-worship (George), and "hey, what the hell happened to my career?" (Ringo).
36 posted on 07/07/2012 6:52:28 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: beaversmom

Thank you, for putting that all together for us! Memories!


37 posted on 07/07/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: aruanan
emotional frequencies

i like that term

38 posted on 07/07/2012 8:41:49 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: Revolting cat!

I AM THE EGG MAN!!!

39 posted on 07/07/2012 10:46:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Revolting cat!
Heading back across the road to move the illegally parked car.


40 posted on 07/07/2012 10:53:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Revolting cat!
Recently declassified spy satellite photo.


41 posted on 07/07/2012 10:54:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Moonmad27; rabidralph

That’s my car! ;-)


42 posted on 07/07/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

LOL!


43 posted on 07/07/2012 1:15:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: chessplayer

I saw Ringo and the All-Starrs last night; it was a good time!


44 posted on 07/07/2012 1:27:18 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

If every bit of music involving an autotune disappeared at midnight tonight, the world would be a much better place tomorrow.


45 posted on 07/07/2012 1:35:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: yorkie

One thing that blew my mind is that the Garden Fete was a celebration of the 750th anniversary of Liverpool being granted its charter.

One of the things I am grateful for in the timing of my birth (1952) is that I was the perfect age to be a Beatles fan.

There is simply no way of explaining to someone what is was like to go down to the local Kresge’s to pick up a brand new Beatles album and being completely blown away at how it was like nothing that had ever come before it.

Nowadays you are just presented with their catalog fully formed with no context or sense of place.

The TV show Mad Men brought that home recently with an episode where the ad guys are looking to get to the “yutes” by adding a Beatles or Beatles-like song to a commercial. Don Draper says...”They all sound alike....”

He goes home to his new, young bride who says, “Listen to this” and puts on Revolver, second side, last cut and “Tomorrow Never Knows” starts playing through the headphones.

Imagine...from “I Want To Hold Your Hand” to “Tomorrow Never Knows” in three years!


46 posted on 07/07/2012 2:05:19 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: yorkie

You’re welcome—glad you enjoyed it!


47 posted on 07/07/2012 10:11:14 PM PDT by beaversmom
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