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Old Jun 17, 2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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Here's the list of the band names and members 1957 through 1970:

The Blackjacks (March 1957) name was used for about one week
John Lennon: guitar
Pete Shotton: washboard
Colin Hanton: drums
Eric Griffiths: guitar
Rod Davis: banjo
Bill Smith: tea-chest bass
Quarry Men (March 1957 name change)
John Lennon: guitar
Pete Shotton: washboard
Colin Hanton: drums
Eric Griffiths: guitar
Rod Davis: banjo
Bill Smith: tea-chest bass (Smith was replaced after a few weeks by Len Garry.)
Quarry Men (April 1957)~
John Lennon: guitar
Pete Shotton: washboard
Rod Davis: banjo
Eric Griffiths: guitar
Colin Hanton: drums
Len Garry/Ivan Vaughn: tea-chest bass*
Nigel Whalley: tea-chest bass, manager
~ Paul met John Lennon on Jul. 6, 1957, Len Garry was playing tea-chest bass that day.
* Either Len Garry or Ivan Vaughn played tea-chest bass depending on who showed up or who felt like playing. Nigel Whalley would also fill in on tea-chest bass.
Quarry Men (20 July 1957)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
Pete Shotton: washboard ~
Rod Davis: banjo *
Eric Griffiths: guitar
Colin Hanton: drums
Len Garry/Ivan Vaughn *: tea-chest bass
Nigel Whalley*: tea-chest bass, manager
~ Pete Shotton left the group after a performance in Toxteth at a party thrown by Colin Hanton's aunt. (date unknown)
* Rod (and possibly Nigel) appears to have quit by late 1957. It would seem that Ivan also quit around this time (if not earlier) as there is no record of him being with the group when Paul debuted with the Quarrymen in October of 1957.
Quarry Men (late 1957)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar*
Eric Griffiths, guitar
Colin Hanton, drums
Len Garry: tea-chest bass
Nigel Whalley: manager (?)
* Paul's first performance with the Quarry Men was at the New Clubmoor Hall on October 18, 1957.
Quarry Men (6 February 1958 mid 1958)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar *
Eric Griffiths, guitar
Colin Hanton, drums
John "Duff" Lowe was an occasional member in 1958
Nigel Whalley: manager (?)
* George Harrison was introduced to the Quarry Men sometime in early 1958 (most sources give the date as 2/6/58), he would sit in at rehearsals and performances and eventually took over Eric Griffiths place on guitar. Nigel Whalley was involved with the "freezing out" of Eric and so may still have been managing the group.
Quarry Men (mid 58 January 59) *
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Colin Hanton, drums
John "Duff" Lowe was an occasional member in 1958
* Sometime in mid 1958 the Quarry Men made a demonstration record, recording "That'll Be the Day" and "In Spite of All the Danger," Colin Hanton did not participate.
Quarry Men (January 59)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar *
* George Harrison joined the Les Stewart Quartet in January of 1959. The Les Stewart Quartet were going to be the resident band at the Casbah Club, but an argument between Les and Ken caused Ken and George to walk out. George got in touch with John and Paul and along with Ken Brown they opened the Casbah Club on 8/29/59.
Quarry Men (29 August 1959 10 October 1959)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Ken Brown: guitar
Johnny and The Moondogs (18 October 1959 15 December 1959) *
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
* The name Johnny and The Moondogs was used for their audition on Carroll Levis' "TV Star Search."
Beatals (January 1960) * ~
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Stu Sutcliffe: bass guitar
* Stu Sutcliffe renamed the group the "Beatals" sometime after joining the group in Jan. 1960.
~ John and Paul appeared as the Nerk Twins on Apr. 23 and 24 at the Fox And Hounds, Caversham, Berkshire.
Silver Beetles (5 May 1960 - 13 June 1960) * ~
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Stu Sutcliffe: bass guitar
Tommy Moore: drums
* Allan Williams became manager around the beginning of May 1960 and continued as manager until Apr. 1961. Allan secured the services of Tommy Moore as drummer around May 5, 1960.
~ The group appeared as the Silver Beats on May 14, 1960 during an appearance at Lathom Hall.
Silver Beatles (July 1960)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Stu Sutcliffe: bass guitar
Norman Chapman: drums
Beatles (12 August 1960)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Stu Sutcliffe: bass guitar
Pete Pest: drums *
* Pete Best auditioned for the Beatles on Aug. 12, 1960.
Beatles (17 December 1960 31 December 1960)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Chas Newby: bass guitar
Pete Best: drums
The Beatles (1 January 1961 15 August 1962) * ~
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: bass guitar ~
George Harrison: guitar
Pete Best: drums
* Stu Sutcliffe appeared with the Beatles occasionally during the Beatles second Hamburg trip.
~ Paul switched to bass sometime before Feb. 14, 1961.
The Beatles (18 August 1962 10 April 1970)
John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: bass guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Ringo Starr: drums



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Old Jun 18, 2002, 04:34 AM   #2
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I had read all about the changes in the Quarrymen and so on until the final set up for the Beatles was created but it's neat to see it written out like this. Thanks!

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Thank You for showing this Oh My Love people have been asking me questions about this subject

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Sometime aound the beginning of 1960, the name Long John and The Silver Beatles was suggested as well as Long John Silver and The Beatles, but Lennon rejected them both.

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