The Quarrymen, the group that later evolved into the Beatles, played a show at the Casbah Club Aug. 24, according to our Liverpool correspondent Donna Jackson. You can see pictures of the Quarrymen's performance on this page in the slide show, courtesy of Donna.
“The Quarrymen are just legends!!!,” she said. The show was one of the highlights of International Beatles Week.
She said the group's Len Garry, when introducing the old Liverpool sea shanty “Maggie May,” which the Beatles themselves covered on their “Let It Be” album, saying, explained to the crowd “it wasn't the Rod Stewart version.” Which, of course, it isn't.
According to their website, the Quarrymen will play at the Dublin Beatles Festival Nov. 9. Among the festival's activities it is helping support a project to create a documentary about photographer Arthur Fields, a Dublin street photographer who took pictures for 50 years on the city's O’Connell Bridge and O'Connell Street. It was Fields who took an early picture there of George Harrison. The future Beatle was only age 7 at the time and was pictured with his mother and brother Pete. You can see the picture here.
International Beatles Week continues through Aug. 27.
(Thanks to our Liverpool correspondent Donna Jackson for the pictures of the Quarrymen.)