The Beatles’ diary -- March 1958

March 1958

Sometime in the coming months (date unknown) they cobbled together the 87½p they needed to make a record round the back of Percy Phillips’ house. He had this little record-maker in his back-room and used to charge the local bands a quid to cut a disc. They did Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be The Day and the self-penned In Spite Of All The Danger.

John Lowe remembered: “It was just a shellac demo disc. The more you played it, the worse the quality became. It was just done for a giggle. It was passed around. Anyone who had a friend could borrow it for a couple of days. No one ever asked me to lend it, so it must have come to me after everyone else had had a go. People forgot about it, and it was at the bottom of a linen drawer in my house.”

When Lowe dug it up again in 1981 he tried to …

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Thursday, 13th March

Performance at the Morgue Skiffle Celler in Broadgreen, Liverpool (19:30). is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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