When John Met Paul: July 6, 1957

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One of the most earthshaking events in rock music occurred on July 6, 1957, when the Quarrymen took the stage during an event at St. Peter's Church, Woolton, England. There, Paul McCartney met John Lennon for the first time — a moment in time that ultimately forged a mammoth creative union powerful enough to change rock and roll forever.

“It was a beautiful summer day," said McCartney, who had bicycled to the festival on the invitation of a friend, "and I walked in there and saw John on stage [with the Quarrymen] and he was singing 'Come Go With Me' by the Del Vikings. But he didn’t know the words – so he made them up.”

Here's an audio snippet of that day...

About seven years later, the boys conquered America... and the world. Beatlemania!

 CLICK HERE to read producer Alan Parsons' account of the Fab Four's final concert

Our August 2004 "Beatlemania" issue was the first — and, to date, only — time that Guitar Player released five simultaneous covers with five different images. Did you collect them?

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