Paul McCartney Met John Lennon 60 Years Ago Today

Posted by Michael Mueller on July 6, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Sixty years ago today, a 15-year-old Paul McCartney met 16-year-old John Lennon, at the Woolton Church Parish festival, where Lennon's band the Quarrymen were playing. In an effort to impress Lennon, McCartney borrowed a guitar, retuned it (Lennon used an open-G tuning at the time), and played Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock" and Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula." McCartney's initiative would lead to the pair joining forces a month later, but no one could have predicted that they would eventually become, along with guitarist George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr, the greatest pop act in music history.

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