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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!
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
We're looking for Beatle fans who can write!
If you'd like to become a contributor to the Beatles Wiki, we'd love to hear from you. We need folks who are mildly tech savvy (are comfortable using the Wiki format), can write well, and love the Beatles, particularly the obscure.
There are many opportunities here to create content, e.g. The Beatles Bio, movies, books.
This is a moderated wiki; in order to become an editor/contributor, you'll need to request registration. Create an account.
We can help folks with the technical aspects of contributing to this wiki.
The Opening Chord to "A Hard Day's Night" Solved by a Mathematician!
It’s the most famous chord in rock 'n' roll, an instantly recognizable twang rolling through the open strings on George Harrison’s 12-string Rickenbacker. The opening chord to "A Hard Day’s Night" is also famous because, for 40 years, no one quite knew exactly what chord Harrison was playing. In 2004, inspired by reading news coverage about the song’s 40th anniversary, Jason Brown of Dalhousie’s Department of Mathematics decided to try and see if he could apply a mathematical calculation known as Fourier transform to solve this Beatles riddle. It worked.... Read the article ». Or, better, read Jason Brown's article "Mathematics, Physics and A Hard Day's Night" and its shocking conclusion!.
Featured External Resources
The Beatles Lyrics Repository (Searchable!)
"Revolution 1" (Take 20) +
SongsTube.net – Many many Beatles videos and clips, organized by album, concerts, movies & radio, streamed from YouTube.
The Bootleg Zone – Lots of Beatles bootlegs info here, as well.
Beatles Examiner Beatles blog by Steve Marinucci – Up-to-date news on living Beatles and their circle.
Breakfast with the Beatles (KLOS - 95.5) – Hosted by Chris Carter, DJ, in Los Angeles