07/06/2004: Great days in history:
As we are celebrating the 50th birthday of rock 'n' roll yesterday here in the "Home of the Blues; birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll™", we should make note of an equally auspicious anniversary:
John Lennon met Paul McCartney on Saturday July 6th, 1957, at Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, Liverpool. Amongst a fancy dress parade and a police dog display was the appearance of 'The Quarry Men' skiffle group - who John led. Paul was at the garden fete and saw John performing "Be-Bop-A-Lula". Paul met John backstage and immediately impressed him with his rendition of "Twenty Flight Rock", which he played upside down on John's right-handed guitar. It wasn't long before Paul joined John's band and appeared at gigs in and around Liverpool, and then went on to co-write songs.And the rest, as they say, is history.
Len on 07.06.04 @ 07:10 AM CST