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07 / 06 / 57
St. Peter's Woolten Fest (Garden Fete) where JL meets PM
Aug 1957
Quarry Men play the Cavern Club
10 / 31 / 56
PM's mom dies
11 / 56
PM writes "I Lost My Little Girl"
Fall 57
JL writes "Hello Little Girl" in respons to PM's song
2 / 58
GH joins the Quarry Men
early summer 1958
Percy F. Phillips Professional Tape & Disk Recording Service, record "That'll Be The Day" (Buddy Holley) and "In Spite of All the Danger" (PM / GH - gtr solo)
8 / 29 / 59
Quarry Men begin 6 wk residency at the Casbah
Mona Best
owner of the Casbah, mother of Pete Best
Ken Brown
4th member of the Quarry Men, later joined the Blackjacks with Pete Best
1 / 21 / 60
Stu Sutcliffe joins the Beatals
Stu Sutcliffe
JL's best friend, HOFNER President Bass Guitar
April 1960
Recordings (Charles Hodgson's machine): "I'll Follow The Sun" (copy also given to Astrid) and "The One After 909" (recorded several times in career)
5 / 20 - 28 / 60
Scotland Tour with Johnny Gentle
Larry Parnes
producer, auditioned Silver Beetles to back Billy Fury
Tommy Moore
first drummer
Johnny Hutchinson
subbed for Tommy Moore (1st song) in Parnes audition and Pete Best (2 gigs) before Ringo Starr
8 / 12 / 60
Pete Best joins (drummer needed for Germany)
8 / 17 / 60 - 10 / 3 / 60
Indra Club
10 / 4 / 60 - 11 / 30 / 60
Kaiserkeller
Bruno Koschmider
owner of the Indra Club and the Kaiserkeller
Reeperbahn
street in Germany where the clubs they played were located
Grosse Freiheit
a street near the Reeperbahn?
Preludin
amphetamine (used to keep awake)
Bambi Kino
the cinema behind which they lived while in residence at the Indra (& Kaiserkeller?)
Astrid Kirchherr
photographer's assistant, orignally gf to Klaus Voormann, later gf to Stu Sutcliffe and friend of the Beatles
Klauss Voorman
friend of the Beatles, introduced Astrid to the Beatles
10 / 15 / 60
JL, PM, GH, & RS record together for the first time. Lou Walters on Vocals. "Summertime"
"Summertime"
song recorded by JL, PM, GH & RS before RS joined. "experimental recording" Lou Walters on vocals
Lou Walters
vocals on "Summertime," JL, PM, GH & RS first recording
Akustic Studios
record-your-own-voice-booth where JL, PM, GH, & RS first record
Hessy's Music Store
where they buy most of their equipment in Liverpool
12 / 27 / 60
Litherland Town Hall Performance, where Beatlemania began, "Direct from Hamburg"
Neil Aspinall
drove Beatles (to LTH performance and others) now president of Apple Records
Bob Wooler
arranged LTH performance, called Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
Promoter, LTH performance and other gigs
2 / 9 / 61
lunchtime performance at the Cavern club
3 / 21 / 61
evening performance at the Cavern Club
4 / 1 / 61 - 7 / 1 / 61
Top Ten Club in Germany
Polydor Recording Contract
Bert Kaempfert (owner of Polydor) recorded "My Bonnie", "Cry for a Shadow" and "Ain't She Sweet" with Tony Sheridan on vocals (Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers)
7 / 1 / 61 - 6 / 31 / 62
Polydor Contract
7 / 14 / 61
Resident Band at the Cavern club
Mersey Beat
paper about the bands in Liverpool, Beatles permeate much of its news
Bill Harry
Virginia Sowry
Dick Matthews
originate the Mersey Beat
7 / 6 / 61
first issue of the Mersey Beat
1st issue of Mersey Beat
front page article by JL on the origin of the Beatles
2nd issue of Mersey Beat
Beatles Sign Contract! (Polydor)
8 / 3 - 17 / 61
"Stop the World and Listen to Everyone in It" - Brian Epstein, in the Mersey Beat
8 / 31 - 9 / 14 /61
Bob Wooler - Why are they so popular? (in the Mersey Beat)
Raymond Jones
"ordered" Beatles Polydor recording of "My Bonnie" at NEMS (Brian Epstein's record store)
Alistar Taylor
Raymond Jones, Brian Epstein's assistant
11 / 9 / 61
Brian Epstein and Alistar Taylor hear the Beatles at the Cavern Club
Roy Younge
asked to be 5th Beatle (on Keyboard), turned them down
1 / 1 / 62
DECCA Audition: (originals:) "Like Dreamers Do" "Live of the Loved" "Hello Little Girl", (covers:) "Besame Mucho" "Till There Was You" "Memphis"
Mike Smith
producer, DECCA
Dick Rowe
A & R, DECCA
2 / 12 / 62
BBC Audition w/ Peter Pillbeam
3 / 7 / 62
Teenagers Turn recording
3 / 8 / 62
Teenagers Turn broadcast
4 / 10 / 62
Stu Sutcliffe Dies of brain hemorrge
4 / 13 - 5 / 31 / 62
Star Club owned by Peter Eckhorn
4 / 23 - 27 / 62
record "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Swanee River" w/ Tony Sheridan (for Bert Kaempfert)
6 / 6 / 62
EMI Parlophone Audition, "Besame Mucho" "Love Me Do" "PS I Love You" (PM / JL) "Ask Me Why" (JL / PM)
Ron Richards
George Martin's Assistant at EMI
8 / 15 / 62
Brian Epstein sacks Pete Best
8 / 23 / 62
Mersey Beat announces Pete Best's dismissal
8 / 18 / 62
Ringo Starr joins the Beatles (of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes)
9 / 4 / 62
"Love Me Do" (Dezo Hoffman)?
"How Do You Do It" (Mitch Murray)?