This website is entirely based upon the most unique and truly fantastic musical partnership of the 20th Century. John Lennon met Paul McCartney on Saturday July 6th, 1957, at Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, Liverpool. Amongst a fancy dress parade and a police dog display was the appearance of 'The Quarry Men' skiffle group - who John led. Paul was at the garden fete and saw John performing "Be-Bop-A-Lula". Paul met John backstage and immediately impressed him with his rendition of "Twenty Flight Rock", which he played upside down on John's right-handed guitar. It wasn't long before Paul joined John's band and appeared at gigs in and around Liverpool, and then went on to co-write songs. John and Paul used to practice in John's aunt Mimi's front porch where they wrote many songs together.
Both John and Paul lost their mothers at an early age. Paul's mother died on October 31, 1956, and John's mother died on July 15, 1958. This created a bond between them, which cultivated and expanded their friendship.