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John Lennon's Original Quarrymen

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Time 19:30
Date 06/05/13
Price £15

John Lennon’s Original Quarrymen are the band who were on stage with John Lennon on Saturday July 6th, 1957: the day John met Paul McCartney.

 

The Quarrymen perform the Skiffle and early Rock music, which influenced the birth of the Beatles,  including songs like“Rock Island Line”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Lost John”, and many more.  As well as their music, the Quarrymen share their Liverpool sense of humour in the stories and anecdotes with which they pepper their performance, giving Beatles fans a unique insight into the origins of their favourite group and the city in which they grew up.

The current Quarrymen lineup includes three of those five original musicians, – Len Garry, former tea-chest bass player, now playing guitar and replacing Lennon as lead singer, – Rod Davis, from Quarry Bank School,  on guitar and Colin Hanton on drums, who played with John, Paul, George and John Duff Lowe on the famous Percy Phillips recording session which produced “In Spite of All the Danger” and “That’ll Be the Day”.

Since their reunion in 1997 the Quarrymen have played all over Europe, in Canada, Japan, Cuba, and Russia. In 2010 the Quarrymen undertook a 21 day tour of the US in conjunction with the Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” during which they played 17 gigs from coast to coast, culminating in a mammoth concert in New York on what would have been John’s 70thbirthday, where guests included Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and Neil Innes.

The Quarrymen have released two CDs, “Get Back Together” in 1997 and “Songs We Remember” in 2004 and in 2009 Horst Fascher’s Star Club-tv released a 60 minute dvd.

The Original Quarrymen