My friend, Michael Trent told me that last Thursday, July 6th, marked the 60th anniversary of the day that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met each other. I’ve always wondered what this world would be like if those two never met and The Beatles never happened. They really changed our society, music and the ‘60’s for sure. In honor of this anniversary, I’ve got six links below about that fateful meeting and the photo below is of John Lennon and his band, The Quarrymen from the day of that meeting took place. And then below all of that are the coming attractions for the upcoming week on MBIP. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney - This is a great article from The Beatles Bible complete with flyers from the Garden Fete where they met.
It's 60 years since John Lennon met Paul McCartney - Here’s Sir Paul himself talking about the day he met John on the BBC.
60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began - A report from NPR on the pre-Beatles meeting.
Two of us: The day Paul McCartney met John Lennon 60 years ago - This article notes how McCartney singing a Little Richard song really sealed the deal on their new-found friendship.
Paul McCartney Met John Lennon on This Day 60 Years Ago: Friends Recount the Ordinary Meeting Which Changed History - People who were there that day share their memories in this article from Billboard.
Paul and John Gif - Finally about nine years later, John finally hits Paul with a pillow in mid-interview! Hilarity ensues.
Tomorrow I’ll be putting up photos from my Saturday Night at Sky Harbor Steakhouse, including photos of Daryl and his mom at the piano bar, the biggest steak in the house and Amber and Joe’s trivia trophy! Tuesday is going to be the wrap-up from our year of sandwich tour and a chance to vote for your favorite four star sandwich of the tour. Wednesday I’m going to check out two new murals in town and have yet another sandwich! Thursday is going to be a special edition of “Can I Eat My Lunch In Here,” and Friday we’ll show the results of the best sandwich from the four star sandwiches in Peoria! So stay tuned for all of that, I have to go now and start putting all of this shit together! Have a happy and snappy Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!