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Revision as of 13:22, 4 September 2011

Legend has it that Paul first encountered John on 6 July 1957 at the Woolton St Peter's Church Garden Féte. Well, it may be true that they were introduced at that time, but the photo at right, from the Quarrymen's Rosebery Street gig a couple weeks earlier, on 22 June 1957, shows McCartney (lower right corner), resplendent in his sports jacket and glasses (yes, Macca wore glasses!), checking out Lennon and his band, although it appears something else has caught Paul's eye...

I'm amazed this hasn't been noticed before!

Read on...

Quarrymen-mccartney 1957.jpg

Check out the trailer for Martin Scorcese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World!

George Harrison: Living in the Material World will debut on HBO in two parts, on October 5 and 6, 2011. It includes in-depth interviews with George's wife Olivia, fellow Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Terry Gilliam, and others. Olivia, who co-produced the documentary, provided Scorcese with access to never-before-seen home movies and photographs.

From: Rolling Stone website:

"When I took in the stories told by Olivia and his friends, studied the images and the interviews, and immersed myself in the music, I could see that he was trying to find a way to simplicity, a way to live truthfully and compassionately," says Scorsese. "It was never a straight line, but that's not the point. I think he found an understanding: that there's no such thing as 'success,' there's just the path. It's there in the life, and it's felt most deeply in the music — the songs, the harmonies, the grand soaring passages, the guitar breaks and the solos, like shining jewels."

Why another Beatles Web resource?

Yes, although there are already thousands of Beatles-related websites, I wanted to have a different approach — for the albums and songs, an oral history, with quotes from the Beatles and their producer George Martin, as well as others in the inner circle, plus quotes from acknowledged experts on the Beatles; for the other sections, such as the Beatles bio, movies & books, and new articles, high-quality and well written content such as James Perlman's detailed analysis of the audio quality and musicality of the new mono and stereo Beatles remasters.

I hope there are some Beatles fans out there who'd like to be a part of this project. Cheers! Tim

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