The Beatles - Part 1
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Beatles - Part 1?
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Quarrymen played the New Clubmoor Hall on January 10, 1958 and at the
Cavern on 24 January. McCartney's school friend, Harrison (from a year
below at the Liverpool Institute, which they both attended) first saw
the group perform on February 6 at Wilson Hall. Harrison then
auditioned for The Quarrymen in Rory Storm's Morgue Skiffle Club,
playing "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" (by Bert Weedon) in March 1958.
Lennon thought Harrison (at 14) was too young to join the band, so
McCartney engineered another meeting on the upper deck of a Liverpool
bus, where Harrison played "Raunchy" for Lennon. After McCartney's
constant advocacy Lennon allowed the recently turned fifteen-year-old
Harrison to join the Quarrymen as lead guitarist.
2) Finally, in August 1960 they settled on the groups
What was it?
Johnny and the Moondogs
The Silver Beetles
3) In January 1960, John Lennon's art school friend
joined the group on bass.
Who was this Beatle?
4) In August, the group left for Hamburg, German to
perform in clubs.
What was the first club they played in there?
5) In January 1962, Brian Epstein became the groups
manager. He looked to get a record contract for the group. He finally
meet with EMI record producer, George Martin and they signed a record
contract. The groups first recording session on 6 June 1962.
Abbey Road Studios in north London
Casbah Studios in West Derby, Liverpool
Kaempfert Studios in Hamburg, Germany
6) On August 16, 1962, the group fired Peter Best as
Who was this drummer who had played a few times with the group
in Hamburg, German?
7) The September 1962 EMI recording sessions produced
a minor UK hit and a #1 hit in the US.
What was the song?
Love Me Do
People and Places
Ring of Gold
8) On October 17, 1962, the band's first televised
performance was on the People and Places program, broadcast live
by Granada Television.
What city was the program broadcast from?
9) Capitol Records (a part of EMI) in the US didn't
release the first Beatles songs Please Please Me,
From Me to You and She Loves You. A testing of the song on a TV show
produced laughter from American teenagers when they saw the group's
What was the show?
10) Capitol Records planned to release a Beatles
single in mid-January 1964.
What was the song?
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Every Way But Lose