Presentation on theme: "History October 9, 1940 - As sirens wailed during a German Luftwaffe attack, John Lennon is born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, England."— Presentation transcript:
History October 9, 1940 - 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. 1956 - 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, 1957 - John meets Paul McCartney at the Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool during a performance by the Quarrymen. 1958 - John writes his first song, "Hello Little Girl," which is later recorded by the Beatles at their 1962 audition for Decca Records. July 15, 1958 - John's mother is killed while crossing the road by an off-duty policeman. 1960 - In his final year of art school in Liverpool, John forms a group with Paul, George, and Stu Sutcliffe. August 1960 - 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.
histoy January 1961 - The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. January 24, 1962 - The Beatles agree verbally to be managed by Brian Epstein June 4, 1962 - George Martin signs The Beatles to Parlophone EMI. August 23, 1962 - John marries Cynthia Powell as news hits the press that Brian Epstein has fired Pete Best. February 1963 - 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, 1963 - John Charles Julian Lennon is born to Cynthia and John at Sefton General Hospital, in Liverpool. August 3, 1963 - After almost three hundred performances at the venue, The Beatles play their farewell show at the Cavern Club. February 7, 1964 - The Beatles embark on their first US tour.