Monday, April 18, 2022

Before They Were Beatles - Episode 08: Tragedy & First Recording

Before They Were Beatles
Episode 08: Tragedy & First Recording

In this episode, we enter 1958, a year of personal tragedy and the first few steps towards recording for The Quarrymen.

The music heard in this episode includes:
  • The Quarrymen - In Spite of All The Danger 
  • Quarrymen ‘58 - Raunchy
  • Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Live - Peggy Sue
  • Paul McCartney - Cats Walk
  • John Lennon - Julia 
  • Quarrymen - First recording - That’ll Be The Day
  • Quarrymen - First recording - In Spite Of All The Danger
  • Trinidad Steel Band: - "Steel Meringue" (1957)
  • Paul McCartney (on piano at his childhood home) - When I’m 64

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