The Beatles’ diary -- October 1957

October 1957

In October ’57 John started attending the Liverpool Art School. “I was just drifting,” he said. “My whole school life was a case of ‘I couldn’t care less!’ It was just a joke as far as I was concerned. Art was the only thing I could do, and my headmaster told me that if I didn’t go to art school then I might as well give up on life.”

Friday, 18th October

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. But when I got up on stage I blew it! So I vowed that very-first night that that was the end of my career as lead guitarist.”


 
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