The name "The Quarry Men" had disappeared by the end of 1959. They now
performed under several different names. John, Paul and George entered themselves in a
contest and made it to the finals in Manchester. They called themselves "Johnny and the
Moondogs". But the finals went on for a long time and "Johnny and the Moondogs" were poor
Liverpool kids. They had no money for a motel so they had to take the train home before their
final performance. This was a great disappointment for them, their first shot at getting
themselves a name in the music business had come and gone.