The Beatles before fame - photo thread!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Purple Jim, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. slane

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    Actually, it is believed that Paul met John before the Woolton Fate gig on 6th July 1957, but Paul prefers to keep quiet about it. But he has apparently told Mark Lewisohn that he spoke to John on an earlier occasion outside a newsagents shop. Paul said the shop was called Abba's. Lewisohn found a shop of that name but felt the distance from Paul's house was too far. However, more recently it has been discovered that Mr. Abba previously had a shop much nearer to Paul's house (and John's), and though the shop had changed name, a lot of locals still called it after the old owner's name. I'll try to find more info.

    EDIT: Here's the story: 'There Are Places I Remember': "I could stay up half the night trying to crack your code"

    BTW, here's a photo of Paul on holiday in Filey from 1957. The jacket does look similar to the one worn by the guy in the audience of the Roseberry Sreet gig:

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  2. Ken Wood

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    Some great additional research here (taking it further from Tune In):
    'There Are Places I Remember': "I could stay up half the night trying to crack your code"
    Still don`t think this is Paul in the photo - while there is some resemblance Paul was younger than the person looks then.
     
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  3. Binni

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    Sorry, my bad. I had recently seen a discussion on FB about this photo. Someone had convinced me (and others) that this photo was of Mike. I´ve been trying to find that post again but can´t find it again. :sigh:
     
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  4. guitarman1969

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    Very true. I just haven't seen a photo of him as up close as this one where he's sans spectacles. Astrid looks different too because she's grown her hair out.

    Then again Stu might have been like Harry Palmer - only taking his glasses off in bed.

    I'll get my coat...
     
  5. guitarman1969

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  6. Purple Jim

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    He was quite a chameleon.
     
  7. Kim Olesen

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    Paul told Bono about it too. But that was a chance encounter, not like seeing a band you were later to join.
     
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  8. slane

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    Well, I'm just saying that they had likely met by that time.

     
  9. Purple Jim

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  10. SunSon

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    I heard Paul recently say (I think it was on the James Corden show) before the meeting at the Church Fete that he met him elsewhere and gave John his chocolate bar, as Paul said "not half but the whole thing".
    Is that accurate?
     
  11. anthony_beat

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    1962.01.04 - Liverpool. Mersey Beat
    PAUL McARTREY
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  12. LilyMarz

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    Astrid & Klaus

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  13. schnitzerphilip

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    I hope Paul’s next long player is called “Shoes” because that’s one hell of an album cover.
     
  14. slane

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    Well, he could release some unreleased stuff and call it 'Boots' ...
     
  15. anthony_beat

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    5 April 1962 , The Cavern Club
    This was a special "going-away" performance for The Beatles Fan Club before The Beatles headed off to Hamburg. For nostalgia sake, The Beatles started the show in their leathers. After a break, they changed into their suits.
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  16. LilyMarz

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  17. anthony_beat

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    5 April 1962 , The Cavern Club
    Pete - vocal
    George - Paul's left handed bass
    Paul - drums
    John - guitar
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  18. coco77

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    Paul in specs... Rory Storm, and maybe John on Paul’s left?

    (first attempt posting a pic, hope it works!)
     
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  19. LilyMarz

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    I believe that is Rory's sister, Iris, who dated Paul and George on the bottom right
     
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  20. LilyMarz

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  21. coco77

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    As I recall it was John sharing half his chocolate bar with Paul, I can picture Paul being really impressed with that :)

    And I think this is a third hand story from Matt Damon, from Paul to Bono to Matt? Has Paul talked about this anywhere?
     
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  22. schnitzerphilip

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    On the cusp of fame.
     
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  23. LilyMarz

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  24. LilyMarz

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    More images from the sparsely attended Aldershot show.

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  25. Monasmee

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    Bootle may be a subdivision of Liverpool or possibly the next town over.
     

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