The official date of the beginning of the Beatles is hazy and often argued topic. However, according to historians, it was July 6, 1957, when the official career of the Beatles began.
The early life of John Lennon
John Lennon was a young guitar player with a troubled background. He was a part-time shoplifter and a full-time egomaniac who was often considered as the local trouble-maker. He was playing at a few local gigs for a year or so, with a band called “The Blackjacks.” The music band was comprised of a few of his schoolmates. After sometimes, the band name was changed to “The Quarrymen,” to honor their present school, namely, Quarry Bank High School.
After a double performance at St. Peter’s Church fete in the Woolton Parish on July 6, 1957, all the cameras were on them and specifically at the lead singer, Lennon. He was also the lead vocalist for a few famous rock ‘n’ roll songs, back at that time. Lennon always idealized Elvis Presley and always followed his fashion trends. He was a mother’s boy, and the sudden death of her mother was something that he never got over with.
The entry of Paul
Paul’s entry into John’s life was as sudden as his mother’s death. Paul was invited by a mutual friend to watch the first concert of the band. He had a bad-smelling illegally obtained beer when he first met John after the band’s performance. Ivan Vaughn fixed the meeting of the two budding musicians. Paul McCartney played “Twenty Flight Rock,” when he first played for John.
Both John and Paul were impressed by each other’s performance. Lennon was too much impressed with Paul’s talent that he asked him to join the band immediately. John never gave another thought to his decision as being the kingpin (i.e., he had more ability than the rest of his band member), he understood talent far better than anyone. Paul agreed to Lennon’s kind offer in July 1957.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon, along with their band, The Quarrymen, made their debut performance on October 18, 1957, at The Conservative Club. It was Paul’s first-ever solo performance, so he was quite nervous. His voice kept cracking in the entire performance; however, John filled him in every time Paul’s voice cracked.
This debut performance made them inseparable best mates. They spent time with each other even after the practices, chatting and smoking out of Paul’s dad’s pipe of tea leaves. After that, Paul McCartney composed his first-ever song, “I Lost My Little Girl,” which reminded John of his first written song, “Hello Little Girl.” Thus, they started composing new songs together. Paul arranged everything in order in nice notebooks and listed a new tune as “Another Lennon-McCartney Original.” Soon after that, they made a pact to continue composing and performing songs just as they were at that time.
They started composing on their own as well, but still, they never broke the pact and kept on releasing song both duet and solo under the “Lennon-McCartney” label. They composed and released over 200 songs within a decade. However, both composed separate music as well, like Paul wrote the entire album of “The Family Way” movie but ensured that half of the royalties are also received by his partner John Lennon. Lennon-McCartney has been considered as the most loved and successful songwriting team in the history of the music.