Early McCartney with Quarrymen?
|The Quarrymen in Toxteth, Liverpool 8, June 22nd, 1957. Photo: Charles Roberts|
The BeatlesWiki has just launched a radical theory that the guy we circled around in the above photo is, in fact, the young Paul McCartney! As the depicted photo was taken on June 22nd, 1957, this means history must be rewritten.
According to legend, Paul McCartney first encountered the Quarrymen at the famous Woolton village fete on July 6th (the date pinpointed after meticous research by Mark Lewisohn for Philip Norman’s book, “Shout!”) that same summer.
On June 22nd in Toxteth, Liverpool 8, The Quarrymen played one of their first gigs from the back of a coal lorry. It was an official party to celebrate the 550th anniversary of Liverpool receiving its charter from King John. Threatened by violence, after the performance, the band was forced to retreat to Mrs. Roberts’ (Charles the photographer’ mother) home for sanctuary.
But is it Paul? You be the judge.
We think er…it’s not.