Truly, July 6, 1957 was a pivotal day in music history. 61 years ago, legend has it, John Lennon’s skiffle band, the Quarrymen, were playing a gig at a church in Liverpool when the band’s bass player introduced Lennon to a classmate of his named Paul McCartney.
As McCartney told Record Collector magazine in 1995:
“I just thought, ‘Well, he looks good, he’s singing well and he seems like a great lead singer to me.’ Of course, he had his glasses off, so he really looked suave. I remember John was good. He was really the only outstanding member, all the rest kind of slipped away.”
And if that isn’t reason enough to celebrate with a Beatles playlist this weekend, on July 7, 1940, a certain Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool. He would later be better known as Ringo Starr.
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