Just part of the fabulous Victorian stained glass panels that make up the 3 large windows in St. Peter’s Church in the centre of Chester - now a Christian Ecumenical Centre, there has been a church on this site since 907AD when Ethelfleda, daughter of King Alfred the Great founded the church.
The whole ground floor of the church is now laid out as a cafe - A cup of coffee & a scone with jam & cream at a reasonable price, sitting in a 1000 year old site (although, most of what you see dates only from the 14th & 19th centuries!) what on earth could be better?
uh yeah, yesterday was the day John Lennon met Paul McCartney, July 6th, 1957.
He and his Quarrymen skiffle group were playing at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool.
One of John's mates was mates with Paul, so this mate introduced Paul to John. And he asked Paul to join their group, which later became wildly known as the Beatles. With the company of George and Ringo of course.
how accurate was the john-meeting-paul scene in nowhere boy?
Beside the place where they meet, the hall of St Peter’s church, the scene, as the whole movie, is poorly written, with very few scenes faithful to reality.
It upsets me how most of Beatles fans loved it. Not that they can’t enjoy it, but if you ever read a book about John’s or Paul’s life you’ll understand how many lies there are in the movie. In reality, when Paul met John, Paul wore a white jacket with silver flecks, and a pair of black drainpipe trousers, not that pathetic jacket with a flower and those large trousers. And this is important, cause that was the very first impression John got of Paul, that’s why he said that he “dug him cause he looked like Elvis”. When they meet, there wasn’t all the mockery, like in the movie, Paul showed John how to tune a guitar because the instruments owned by John and Griffiths were in G banjo tuning. Paul then sang Eddie Cochran’s Twenty Flight Rock (like in the movie) and Gene Vincent’s Be-Bop-A-Lula, along with a medley of songs by Little Richard. John didn’t look careless, like in the movie, acting like he was unimpressed by Paul’s performance. In the movie he’s impressed but wants to look like he’s not, but it wasn’t like that. Paul, then, also performed at the piano, then John got closer to him and when he leaned an arm on Paul’s shoulder, he realised John was drunk. After the Quarrymen’s show the group, along with Ivan Vaughan and Paul, went to a Woolton pub where they lied about their ages to get served.