. Due to his persistence, he wound up filling in when one of the guitarists was absent. George finally became part of the group in 1958.

John, Paul and George began performing together in various group formations in 1958. However, the line-up wasn’t complete until 1962 when Ringo joined the group. While John had a special friendship with Paul in relation to music, Stu had a huge impact on John since they shared a deep bond with their passion for art, and had strong connections on an intellectual and spiritual level.

In Liverpool, John, Paul, George and Stu used to hang out at the Jacaranda club owned by Allan Williams. John Winston Lennon: born October 9, 1940–died December 8, 1980 Stuart Sutcliffe quit the band in the Spring of 1961 to stay with Astrid Kirchherr in Germany, while John and the gang returned to Liverpool. This allowed Paul to take over the bass guitar from Stuart.

Or looking for a new mix of Beatles songs? Ringo Starr (real name: Richard Starkey): born July 7, 1940 A few weeks later, Paul was asked to join the Quarrymen. John was 17 and Paul was 15, and thus, the greatest songwriting partnership in rock music was born. George Harrison joins Since the recording was more for themselves, they only made one copy.

Both recordings appeared on “ The Beatles Anthology 1” released in 1995. All four of the Beatles were born and raised in Liverpool, England. The skiffle craze popularized by Lonnie Donnegan’s hit “Rock Island Line” swept Britain in 1956. He decided to form his own skiffle group with schoolmate Pete Shotton. In 1960, when Stu earned a large sum of money from selling one of his paintings, John convinced him to buy a bass guitar and join the group, even though he had no musical training whatsoever.

Don’t know where to start However, it seemed that Pete didn’t fit in with the other three members on a personal level. For starters, he never adopted the “bowl” haircut, and he never smiled onstage. Left to right: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison Did you know The Beatles recorded over 200 songs! Enter Ringo Starr


The group’s first recording was made in mid-1958. Buddy Holly’s “That’ll be the Day” and “In Spite of all the Danger” by Paul McCartney and George Harrison were recorded. Here are the birthdates of the members of The Beatles in chronological order: Get our FREE Beatles playlist! John, Paul, George and manager, Brian Epstein, excluded Pete from the news that the Beatles were rejected by Decca Records, only to blurt it out by mistake weeks later.

The Beatles occasionally asked Pete, a drummer, to sit in with the band. Neil Aspinall became the Beatles road manager and personal assistant. (Later, Neil was in charge of the Beatles company, Apple, from 1968 to 2007.

) By 1959, the other members of the Quarrymen had left the group, leaving just John, Paul and George, and whatever drummer was available. Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best join Read more about the Beatles’ history in Hamburg on our page, The Beatles in HAMBURG, GERMANY John, Paul, George and Ringo Having changed their name several times until they arrived at “The Beatles”, the group began playing at a local club called the Casbah, where they met the club owner’s son, Pete Best, and boarder, Neil Aspinall. Allan Williams got the Beatles their initial gig in Hamburg, Germany in 1960.

Many groups from Liverpool were finding success in Hamburg, so the Beatles jumped at the chance. In late 1957, John Lennon’s group, The Quarrymen, included Paul McCartney, Pete Shotton, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton and Len Garry. Paul McCartney knew a younger guitar player named George Harrison who rode on the same bus with him to school.

On the The Beatles Please Please Me page James Paul McCartney: born June 18, 1942 Continue reading about The Beatles first album and how Ringo joined the group John Lennon was considered the leader of the Beatles since he started the band. The four members of the Beatles are always referred to as: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. This reflects the order in which they joined the group, as well as what many consider the order of importance or influence in the band.

They called themselves the Quarrymen. They recruited other friends of theirs to join the band, so that by July 1957 they had a five-piece lineup. *** Download our exclusive playlist of lesser-known Beatles songs! After the gig, Paul was introduced to John, and played “Twenty Flight Rock” for him on the guitar. [Read a detailed account of the meeting in the book, “ The Day John Met Paul“] Pete was thought to be the most popular Beatle by the fans, and the most handsome

. He was believed to have added a great deal of popularity to the Beatles’ locally in Liverpool.

Paul and George struck up a friendship over their common interest in guitars and rock and roll. However, George was not immediately asked to join the band because he was much younger. They also didn’t bother to tell him when they got a recording contract with Parlophone/EMI later in 1962.

Skiffle was the poor man’s pop music, such that everyday household items were now used as instruments. As a result, skilled guitarists in skiffle groups were hard to find. John Lennon was a student at the Liverpool Art College beginning in 1957.

There he met his future wife, Cynthia, and his best friend, Stuart Sutcliffe, a talented painter. Pete was fired from the band on Aug.

Read more about The Beatles’ background in Liverpool on our Beatles LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND page How John Lennon met Paul McCartney Noticing their potential, Williams became their first booking manager. He got them gigs usually in rough parts of town where “teddy” boys used to frequent. George Harrison: born February 25, 1943–died November 29, 2001 The Beatles in 1961 consisted of John, Paul, George and Pete Best.

On July 6, 1957, the Quarrymen played a gig at the Garden Fete at St. Ivan Vaughn, a mutual friend of John and Paul McCartney’s, brought Paul to hear the Quarrymen play.

Since they needed a drummer in order to accept the gig, they asked Pete Best to join the band.