The Beatles’ diary -- 6th July 1957

Saturday, 6th July 1957

UK singles chart
  1. Gamblin’ Man / Putting On The Style – Lonnie Donegan
  2. All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
  3. Yes Tonight Josephine – Johnnie Ray
  4. Around The World – Ronnie Hilton
  5. Little Darlin’ – Diamonds
UK albums chart
  1. The King And I – Original Soundtrack
  2. The Tommy Steele Story – Original Soundtrack
  3. Oklahoma! – Original Soundtrack
  4. Love Is The Thing – Nat King Cole
  5. Close To You – Frank Sinatra
The Quarrymen at St. Peter’s Church FeteThe Quarrymen at Woolton fete – 6 Jul ’57

Performance at St. Peter’s Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool.

This was the famous day when John met Paul. Pete Shotton’s mum had managed to swing them a gig at the Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, which kicked off with a procession down Allerton Road. It was led by a gaggle of cubs and brownies, morris dancers with bells on their knees, kids in fancy dress, and the twenty-five piece band of the Cheshire Yeomanry. The Quarrymen had to make do with a berth on the back of an old flat-bed truck and Eric Griffiths recalled “I felt a complete prat. It was hopeless – trying to play while we were still moving.” John just about managed to knock off a few wobbly tunes before the truck deposited them at their 4:15 performance.

Paul was dragged along to the fete by his old mate Ivy Vaughan. “I had this mate,” he explained, “and one day he said ‘Come …

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