When Paul met John (1957)

On this day (6 July 1957) Paul McCartney and John Lennon met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarrymen were appearing. As they were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney, eager to impress Lennon, picked up a guitar and played Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran) and Be-Bop-A-Lula (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed him and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them. The rest, as they say, is history.

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