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History October 9, 1940 - As sirens wailed during a German Luftwaffe attack, John Lennon is born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, England.

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3 History October 9, As sirens wailed during a German Luftwaffe attack, John Lennon is born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, England to Julia Stanley and Alfred Lennon John's mother buys him a guitar. He forms his first group, the Quarrymen, with pals Pete Shotton, Nigel Whalley, and Ivan Vaughan. July 6, John meets Paul McCartney at the Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool during a performance by the Quarrymen John writes his first song, "Hello Little Girl," which is later recorded by the Beatles at their 1962 audition for Decca Records. July 15, John's mother is killed while crossing the road by an off-duty policeman In his final year of art school in Liverpool, John forms a group with Paul, George, and Stu Sutcliffe. August Pete Best joins The Silver Beetles as drummer for their six week residency at a strip bar in Hamburg. Stu eventually leaves the group, and Paul takes over on bass.

4 histoy January The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. January 24, The Beatles agree verbally to be managed by Brian Epstein June 4, George Martin signs The Beatles to Parlophone EMI. August 23, John marries Cynthia Powell as news hits the press that Brian Epstein has fired Pete Best. February The Beatles begin their first U.K. tour. They take one night off to record the album Please Please Me in one session. April 8, John Charles Julian Lennon is born to Cynthia and John at Sefton General Hospital, in Liverpool. August 3, After almost three hundred performances at the venue, The Beatles play their farewell show at the Cavern Club. February 7, The Beatles embark on their first US tour.

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