On July 6, 1957, two of the greatest composers in music history met at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Liverpool, England. On that summer evening, John Lennon and his band, The Quarrymen, were playing at the hall as part of a church fete that started earlier in the day. While the band was preparing for their 8 p.m. show, Lennon’s friend Ivan Vaughan introduced Lennon to one of his classmates from the Liverpool Institute, Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney was only 15 years of age at the time.
After the show, McCartney joined the boys for a drink — all lied about their ages to get served. A few weeks after, McCartney was approached and asked about joining the band. As they say, the rest is history and you can read details about this historical time at the Beatles Bible website.
YouTube video below: I filmed this video in the winter of 2011 at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Liverpool, England. Terry, the owner of Liverpool’s Fab Four Taxi Tour, speaks from the spot where Lennon and McCartney first met.