Posted by on 07/06/2012

The Quarrymen

The Quarrymen

The future of pop music was forever changed today (July 6, 1957), in Liverpool, England when Paul McCartney and John Lennon met.

John Lennon was fronting a band named The Quarrymen in 1957, when the group hosted a performance at St. Peters Church.

A young Paul McCartney was in the crowd, while John Lennon attempted to sing the Doo-Wop classic “Come Go With Me,” by The Del-Vikings.

The Del-Vikings were an inter-racial Doo-Wop group that was formed in 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Del-Vikings recorded for the Fee Bee label and Dot Records, who took over the distribution when the single took off.

The Del-Viking

The Del-Vikings

in 1957, “Come Go With Me” stayed at the top of the charts for 31-weeks and peaked at #3 on the R&B charts and #4 Pop.

As for The Quarrymen, John Lennon had a difficult time attempting to sing “Come Go With Me” according to Quarrymen group members.

Although they met that evening, Paul McCartney would not join The Quarrymen until several weeks later and the origins of The Beatles began.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2yCXhH5MC0

Posted in: Doo-Wop