A Rare Photo Emerged of Three Musicians Who Later Became The Beatles

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(Newswire.net— April 11, 2020) —  In a previously unpublished photo of the Quarrymen band, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison were photographed a year before they became the Beatles, BBC reports.

The photo was taken in a house in Liverpool in 1959 and appeared on the 50th anniversary of McCartney’s announcement that he was leaving the group.

Beatles chronicler Mark Louison said it is the splendor of history in little known details. He added that the photo was taken one year before the Quarrymen guys become professional musicians filling the music halls in Hamburg.

Only four years after the creation of this photo, the band reached unimaginable fame and popularity that continues to this day.

In 1957, Lennon founded the skiffle/rock and roll group Quarrymen, which included Rod Davis, Pete Chatmon, Colin Hunton, Eric Griffits and Len Garry.

The band was later joined by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

McCartney, Lennon, and Harrison eventually became the Beatles, with Pit Chatmon, until Ringo Star took his place in August.

The photo was discovered by music memorabilia experts Tracks Ltd.

There are only a few photographs of the Quarrymen, and a discovery like this is “extremely rare,” Louison says.
“Collectors and historians would also like to know more about when and where the photograph was created,” he added.

On April 10, 1970, the British Daily Mirror published a text entitled “Paul Leaves the Beatles.”

McCartney sent out a press release promoting his new solo album, and when asked if this was a definite break up or a temporary break, he replied, “I really don’t know.”

He added that he could not predict when the legendary partnership during which many songs were created would come to life again.
The career of the most successful group in the history of popular music was legally and formally terminated in 1974, but every hope that the band could someday reunite has died when John Lennon tragically lost his life at the age of 40 in an assassination outside his apartment in New York on ‎8 December 1980.