The Quarrymen play New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool on the 23rd November 1957, 60 years ago today. These photos, taken by Leslie Kearney, are believed to be the first ever photos of John and Paul together. At the time the Quarrymen’s line up consisted of John and Paul on guitars and vocals, Eric Griffiths on guitar, Len Garry on tea chest bass and Colin Hanton on drums.
I’ve met [Paul McCartney] a few times he’s been absolutely a dream. The last time was at the Royal Albert Hall. He goes, ‘Why are you always in a rush? Sit down, sit down’. I sit down and he goes, ‘Do you like margaritas?’
I said, ‘Yeah, but I had something before I come out, I don’t eat at this time of night’.
“He said, ‘They’re fuckin’ drinks, you stupid prick’. I thought he was offering me a pizza!
John Lennon means everything to me. I wouldn’t say he’s a better songwriter than McCartney, I’d say they’re both different but great. But I like Lennon’s stuff more because it’s a bit more beautiful, and it’s more mad.