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A bespectacled Paul McCartney is clearly present at the Quarrymen's June 22, 1957 gig on Rosebery Street.
Many Beatles fans and experts aren't aware that Paul wore glasses and this perhaps is why Paul's obvious presence in the audience has been overlooked for 50 years.
Friends of the singer say McCartney rarely wore glasses because it was part of his friend John's image.
"He was always conscious that John was famous for his glasses," said one friend. "He felt that it was important to maintain their image and John's glasses were part of that.
"His eyesight is also pretty good, so he didn't need to wear them much."
Who knows whether or not Paul needed to wear glasses. Maybe it was just something cool to do, a la Buddy Holly (Lennon and McCartney were both huge fans and hugely influenced by Holly), or looking older (he'd turned 15 just 4 days before the above photo), or perhaps more intellectual and mature so as to appeal to the girls.
Anyway, there's a reason why this is a hot topic....
NEW! The Earliest Photograph of Paul McCartney & John Lennon Togetherthe Quarrymen's 22 June 1957 gig shows Lennon singing and a bespectacled McCartney in the audience looking on: