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Paul McCartney, Neil Aspinall and George Harrison in the Liverpool Institute Lower School photograph, taken in April 1956; screen capped from The Beatles Anthology

“George wears the lop-sided smile inherited from his dad, and long hair piled into a quiff. So impressive was this, and so daring was it for the ‘Inny’, Paul would always recall Arthur Kelly’s awed exclamation, ‘It’s like a f***in’ turban!’” - All These Years: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

Scan - Arthur Kelly and George Harrison, aged 16, at Blackler’s Christmas Dance, Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool, December 1959

“The finest photograph of these best buddies was taken here, their hair defying all known laws of gravity, two 16-year-old working men wearing smart suits and big natural smiles for the camera before they moved in to check out the birds.” - The Beatles - All These Years: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

“[G]iven the job [as an electrician’s apprentice] of maintaining the lights in Blackler’s Christmas grotto, he’d fused them, casting a Scouse Santa and a queue of excited kiddies into darkness. It was something for George and Arthur Kelly to laugh about during Blackler’s Christmas dance at the Grafton Ballroom.” - The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn [x]

The Beatles, with Pete Best, screen capped from The Beatles Anthology

“For Freda [Kelly], as for so many others, it was love at first sight.
‘They were messing about on stage and that’s what I liked, the fun side of it. Initially, I liked Paul the most, for his looks, but then George spoke to me and I liked him. He was thoughtful, and while the other two were always larking about, George would just say something dry…’” - The Beatles - All These Years: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn [x]

the best sing-along jams from the 2000s (x)

  1. Dirty Little Secret - All American Rejects
  2. My Happy Ending - Avril Lavigne
  3. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  4. Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney
  5. Sugar, We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
  6. Misery Business - Paramore
  7. Crush - David Archuleta
  8. Why Can’t I - Liz Phair
  9. 1985 - Bowling for Soup
  10. Pocketful of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfeild
  11. Beverly Hills - Weezer
  12. American Idiot - Green Day
  13. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
  14. I’m Just a Kid - Simple Plan
  15. 1000 Miles - Vanessa Carlton
  16. All The Small Things - blink 182
  17. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
  18. For You I Will (Confidence) - Teddy Geiger
  19. Pieces of Me - Ashlee Simpson
  20. Stacy’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne