Calling themselves, The Band, a Canadian/American group from Toronto.
Then in 1962, in the UK occurred a musical phenomenon that will change music in general forever. No other musical entity from any genre has ever repeated this.
In 1959, a few young lads formed a band and did a gig (a school fete), doing their cover versions of early R n R and pop hits of the time. Calling themselves The Quarrymen, they were led by a young John Lennon who got the group together with his schoolmates.
A friend of Paul McCartney's insisted he gave them a listen. On hearing that Paul could play music, John called him up on stage to jam. The Beatles or The Silver Beetles at first - a tribute to Buddy Holly's band - The Crickets, were from Liverpool, England.
They then had an offer to go play in Hamburg, Germany and became a 5pce. Band when they added Pete Best on drums. Germany is where they did their apprenticeship, playing many long sets nightly to mostly American troops stationed there.
Written by Michael Bangar, this posting will continue to Part 4 and 5.
who had just joined the group. At the time he could hardly play bass which he is