The Beatles’ diary -- 18th October 1957

Friday, 18th October 1957

UK singles chart
  1. Diana – Paul Anka
  2. Love Letters In The Sand – Pat Boone
  3. Tammy – Debbie Reynolds
  4. Last Train To San Fernando – Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys
  5. Island In The Sun – Harry Belafonte
UK albums chart
  1. A Swingin’ Affair – Frank Sinatra
  2. Lovin’ You – Elvis Presley
  3. The King And I – Original Soundtrack
  4. The Tommy Steele Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. Oklahoma! – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool.

The Quarrymen’s first gig with Paul McCartney. “I went in there as the lead guitarist really, because I wasn’t too bad on guitar,” recalled Paul. “But when I got up on stage my fingers went all stiff. I had a big solo on the song ‘Guitar Boogie’, but when it came to my bit… I blew it! I couldn’t play at all and I got terribly embarrassed. My fingers found themselves underneath the strings instead of on top of them. So I vowed that very-first night that that was the end of my career as lead guitarist.”

It was soon after this gig that Paul showed John the tune he wrote in ’56, and, not to be outdone, John immediately went home and wrote his own – Hello Little Girl.



 
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