John Lennon meets Paul McCartney

In March 1957 John Lennon formed a skiffle group called The Quarrymen. McCartney met Lennon on 6 July 1957, and agreed to join the group a few days later.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met (three years before forming the Beatles) and radios were playing ‘Bye, Bye Love’, ‘Wake up, Little Susie’, ‘All Shook Up’ and ‘A White Sport Coat.’

On this day in 1957, 15-year-old Paul McCartney attends a church picnic in the village of Woolton, near Liverpool, where he meets 16-year-old John Lennon. Lennon had formed a band called the Quarrymen, which was playing at the picnic. Between sets, McCartney played a few songs on guitar for the band, and a few days later Lennon invited him to join. At first, McCartney didn't take the group seriously-in fact, he missed his first performance with the band because he had a scouting trip.