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  The Quarrymen - Biography - AOL Music
The Quarrymen were founded by John Lennon at the Quarry Bank School in Liverpool in the middle of 1957.
The Quarrymen were already trying to toughen up their sound, and that wasn't the only change taking place in the band.
The Quarrymen were reduced to a more manageable quintet of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Hanton, and Lowe, but the winnowing process begun by the band members and bad luck on Garry's part was difficult to halt.
music.aol.com /artist/the-quarrymen/169803/biography   (931 words)

 The Quarrymen - Hunter Davies
The Quarrymen was John Lennon’s first band – a group of schoolmates and local boys cashing in on the 1950s craze for Skiffle groups – the first musical phenomenon where it didn’t matter whether you could play your instrument properly or not.
There is plenty of interesting Beatles-related detail, not only in relation to the foundation of the Quarrymen, but in the account of Pete Shotton’s continuing association with John Lennon up to his death.
This book was only made possible by the fact that the Quarrymen decided to value their own significance and contribution to Beatles history, and to value their own possibilities as performers.
www.culturevulture.net /Books/Quarrymen.htm   (750 words)

 Alan W. Pollack's Notes on the Quarrymen Sessions
On the one hand, the Quarrymen were already performing songs like "One After 909" and "I'll Follow The Sun", yet most of the other material in these collections seems to have fallen out of their repertoire by the time of the Star Club tapes and the Decca audition.
Also, the Quarrymen do it in A Major while Cochran plays it in G. The vocal performance is good though the instrumental backing continues in the rough, sometimes unsteady style of the instrumentals of this collection.
The Quarrymen cover Jack Pleis (or the Ravens, or both.) This is actually quite a nice performance featuring, in context of the rest of this collection, a rather tastefully restrained backing instrumental; note the triplet figures in the guitar part.
www.icce.rug.nl /~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/qmen.shtml   (4591 words)

 (Re) Building Paradise
Although the quarrymen had their moments of joy, most of their waking thoughts were focused on survival.
The quarrymen, and the women who held them together in body and spirit, were in the same spot that many people are in today.
Just as the earlier quarrymen hadn't set out in life to carve gigantic holes in the Earth, today's logger doesn't see his or her mission as that of stripping the mountains of their protective trees.
www.matrixmasters.com /hagerty/essays/paradise.html   (1840 words)

 Episcopalian Church of Christ, Dalbeattie, Scotland
For this reason, from 60 to 80 English quarrymen were recruited from the Rothley, Mountsorrel and Hartshill quarries near Leicester, arriving in Dalbeattie during 1873.
The names of Scots and English quarrymen such as Baum, Billson, Goodman, Henderson, Marriott, Newall, Preston and Toon, are to be found in the graveyards of Rhode Island.
The houses of the English quarrymen were located within a comparatively small area at the southern end of Dalbeattie's High Street, at the junctions with Port Street and Blair Street.
freespace.virgin.net /richard.wordsmith/cchist.htm   (2355 words)

 Eric Tribute
After the Quarrymen’s last gig of 2004 in Trondheim in Norway during which he experienced great pain from the supposed back trouble from which he had been suffering, Eric went into hospital for a check-up and it was discovered that the real problem was cancer of the pancreas.
As the Quarrymen had not seen each other for the best part of 40 years it came as a bit of a shock to realise that they were all old men.
A great deal of Guinness was consumed during these Quarrymen trips and the group were delighted to meet so many really kind people and considerable fun was had by all.
www.originalquarrymen.co.uk /html/eric_tribute.html   (1031 words)

 A Feature of The Phantom Tollbooth
Colin: By the time I joined the Quarrymen I had already left school and was an apprentice upholsterer, at a company called Guy Rogers which was why I could afford to buy a set of Broadway drums from Frank Hessy's in Liverpool, even though they were the cheapest I could find.
Well, the Quarrymen are nearly as busy as the Beatles are big, so we had to wrap it up at this point.
The Quarrymen are the centerpiece in the history of skiffle, the history of rock ‘n’ roll, the history of the British Invasion, and the history of the Beatles.
www.tollbooth.org /2006/features/qmen.html   (4268 words)

 The Quarrymen Conquer America!
The existence of The Quarrymen's first American tour is down to the remarkable reunion of the five original band members at the 1997 recreation of July 6, 1957.
The second set was "a disaster," according to Colin, which led to an argument and The Quarrymen's drummer marching off the bus, drumkit in hand, effectively leaving the group.
For this music journalist, The Quarrymen can't be dismissed as just a "curiosity." The event of The Quarrymen's reunion is a restoration of a piece of that immense landscape that was the birth of the greatest band in popular music history.
abbeyrd.best.vwh.net /quarrymen.htm   (1942 words)

 The Beatles Story from The Quarrymen to Anthology and beyond, their history and future
The Quarrymen would change lineups constantly in the late '50s, eventually reducing to the core trio of guitarists, who'd proven themselves to be the best musicians and most personally compatible individuals within the band.
The Quarrymen changed their name to the Silver Beatles in 1960, quickly dropping the "Silver" to become just the Beatles.
What they added was an unmatched songwriting savvy (inspired by Brill Building teams such as Gerry Goffin and Carole King), a brash guitar-oriented attack, wildly enthusiastic vocals, and the embodiment of the youthful flair of their generation, ready to dispense with postwar austerity and claim a culture of their own.
beatlesnumber9.com /beatles.html   (4537 words)

 :: The Cavern Club :: PROFILE The Quarrymen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This great six-piece band, Quarrymen, formed in October 1998, although they were originally a quartet which went under the name 'Rubber', changing to 'Moondogs' in December 1999 and finally to 'Quarrymen' in March 2000 when they performed their first concert with the new name in the Open Pringles Café in Rosario, Argentina.
Quarrymen continued to expand in 2002 and 2003 taking on two new members: Sebastian Boeris on keyboards and Ronniffer Ronston on lead guitar.
Quarrymen consider this their greatest achievement and are honoured to be a part of the most important Beatle party in the world!
www.cavern-liverpool.co.uk /cavernclub/profiles/quarrymen1_profile.htm   (252 words)

 The Gargoyles Encyclopedia: Quarrymen, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Quarrymen are a militant anti-gargoyle hate group, formed by John Castaway (with some assistance from the Illuminati Society).
The Quarrymen seized the opportunity, and raided the hospital in an attempt to capture him, but they were stopped by Hudson and Jeffrey Robbins.
This discredited the Quarrymen once and for all, all of whom were arrested or scattered.
www.dracandros.com /Jebgarg/tge/quarrymn.htm   (485 words)

 The Evolution Of The Quarrymen - Beatles Story Wiki
The Quarrymen were founded by John Lennon at the Quarry Bank School in Liverpool in March or April 1957 with their first engagement (an audition for Carroll Levis) being June 9, 1957.
Lennon and McCartney were the only ones left as Lowe exited and Harrison passed through an outfit called the Les Stewart Quartet before rejoining the Quarrymen in August of that year alongside Lennon and McCartney and a guitarist singer named Ken Brown.
In the summer of 1997, however the surviving non Beatles member of The Quarrymen reunited { http://www.originalquarrymen.co.uk/ }for a benefit performance in Liverpool, at the same Church where they first played together 40 years before, and this led to an album and a tour.
www.beatlesstory.com /wiki/ow.asp?TheEvolutionOfTheQuarrymen   (898 words)

 The Quarrymen @ Liverpool
The Quarrymen reunited together on stage at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on Saturday, August 26, 2006; 49 years after the group originally performed as participants in a talent search contest with the late John Lennon as their lead singer.
The Quarrymen were encouraged to perform one encore for the enthusiastic audience.
The Quarrymen have recorded and released two studio albums to their credit: John Lennon's Original Quarrymen Get Back Together from 1997, and Songs We Remember from 2004.
rockontour.net /quarrymen.html   (647 words)

 THE BEATLES - BIOGRAPHY - hip online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Quarrymen would change lineups constantly in the late 1950s, eventually reducing to the core trio of guitarists.
Since the Quarrymen days, they had been steeped in the classic early rock of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, and the Everly Brothers; they'd also kept an ear open to the early '60s sounds of Motown, Phil Spector, and the girl groups.
They added an unmatched songwriting savvy (inspired by Brill Building teams such as Gerry Goffin and Carole King), a brash guitar-oriented attack, wildly enthusiastic vocals, and the embodiment of the youthful flair of their generation, ready to dispense with post-war austerity and claim a culture of their own.
www.hiponline.com /artist/music/b/the_beatles   (3144 words)

 Outer Shell's The Quarrymen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The band was called the Quarrymen, and some members would leave the group, while others, such as Paul McCartney and George Harrison would join and remain.
It is an overall story that has been white-washed, until now; and Davies' in-depth look at The Quarrymen's 'then and later' is a unique treasure of information, reflections by The Quarrymen themselves, and a look at each members lives and how a 'speck' in time has and continues to influence and shape their lives.
After a few problems with drummers, The Quarrymen changed their names to the Silver Beatles, and the rest is history.
members.aol.com /outershel/quarrymen.html   (1756 words)

 The Quarrymen
After one week as ‘The Quarrymen’ a third member was recruited, another boy from their class.
Smith remained with ‘The Quarrymen’ for only a matter of weeks, and for the next year the tea-chest bass was shared between Ivan Vaughan, Nigel Whalley and Len Garry.
After ‘The Quarrymen’ had performed they took their gear over to the church hall where they were performing that same evening.
www.iol.ie /~beatlesireland/zBeatlesfactfiles/factfilesx1/quarrymen/thequarrymen.htm   (1907 words)

 Today in History: September 8
To document the lives of workers whose union standards outpaced the nation's, writers from the Federal Writers' Project interviewed Barre quarrymen in the early 1940s.
The big worry of some of [the quarrymen] is that they'll die before they have made good provision for their families.
They feel that since they're 'marked' men with perhaps less time to provide for their families than the average man, that they are entitled to higher wages.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/sep08.html   (961 words)

 New CD
he Quarrymen's new CD -"Songs We Remember" was launched at the Liverpool Beatles Convention on Sunday 29 August 2004 and it has now been released in the UK by Sony-BMG.
Recorded at Liverpool's Parr Street Studios in April 2004, the new CD was a result of the Quarrymen's trip to Japan in September 2003 when they were invited to appear in Tokyo and Osaka with one of Japan's top bands, the High-Lows.
The 12 page CD booklet boasts an introduction by Beatle Biographer (and Quarrymen Biographer) Hunter Davies, some great photos of the band in Liverpool by Kozo Fukuoka and the words to all the songs.
www.originalquarrymen.co.uk /html/new_cd.html   (227 words)

 The Gargoyles Encyclopedia: Banquo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Perhaps due to this, they left MacBeth's employ, and were hired months later by Jon Castaway, becoming chief soldiers for the Quarrymen.
On their first major outing as Quarrymen, they were nearly successful in destroying Goliath while in stone sleep, but were delayed by Elisa Maza until sundown.
With other Quarrymen, they pursued the pair to the ruin of the clock tower, and faced them again, but they were taken out by the gargoyle and the detective.
www.dracandros.com /Jebgarg/tge/banquo.htm   (279 words)

 Get Back Together - The Quarrymen - Song Listings
The five original members of the Quarrymen (sans John Lennon) reunited in 1997 for a benefit concert in Liverpool at St. Peter's Church, where they first played in 1957, which led to this 15-song recording and an international tour.
The main influence is Lonnie Donegan, whose skiffle sound was the basis for most English teens taking up rock & roll from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s.
Today it's no trick to play American rock & roll in an authentic American style, but the Quarrymen's laid-back, relaxed, natural style must have set them apart from much of the competition in Liverpool circa 1957.
www.mp3.com /albums/407788/summary.html   (610 words)

 Beatles: Before The Beatles! It's the QUARRYMEN!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
There have been many books and articles published about 'The Beatles', especially with regard to their more established years.
However, coverage of the group's 'Quarrymen' period (just prior to the forming of The Beatles), has remained somewhat less documented...
All text and graphics are Copyright © 1997 - 2005 by Ken Brown.
www.btinternet.com /~ken.brown/index.html   (129 words)

 Amazon.com: Quarrymen: Books: Hunter Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Quarrymen were John Lennon's skiffle band, the group Paul McCartney went to see on July 6, 1957 (when he first met John) and that Paul and George subsequently joined, which changed everyone's life forever.
It is principally interesting for (1) placing the Beatles' phenomenon in the context of the place and times, and (2) illustrating the amount of hysteria that continues to cling to the Beatles' legacy to this day.
The Quarrymen is the story of John Lennon's first band told with interviews with all of the other musicians as we follow their lives, as well as those of John and later Quarrymen Paul and George, over the many years.
www.amazon.com /Quarrymen-Hunter-Davies/dp/071198526X   (919 words)

 NOVA Online | Mysteries of the Nile | March 16, 1999: The Unfinished Obelisk
With each crack, its designers scaled back the size of the obelisk, but each time the quarrymen came upon a new one.
Crouching in the trench made by ancient quarrymen, Denys Stock, an expert on ancient Egyptian tools, demonstrates how the quarrymen might have wielded a dolerite pounder to carve out the obelisk.
As I stepped through the deep, rock-hewn trenches that define the obelisk, my shoulders brushing the rock on either side, my mind was not on the pharaohs, however, but on their quarrymen.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/egypt/dispatches/990316.html   (1150 words)

 The Quarrymen - Prelude To The Beatles
The Beatles legend found the instrument too difficult, according to drummer Colin Hanton, who played with Lennon in school band The Quarrymen.
The Quarrymen were founded by Lennon with Griffiths and Pete Shotton at Quarry Bank School, Liverpool, in 1957.
The Quarrymen reformed for a one-off benefit gig in 1997, which was followed by a tour and a live album, but Songs We Remember is their first studio release.
beatlesnumber9.com /quarrymen.html   (567 words)

 Notes on the Quarrymen Sessions (QMEN.1)
The repertoire, which includes both covers and originals, continues to feature many songs built on 12-bar blues forms, but there is some particularly interesting material to be found here which breaks this mold.
Again, the Quarrymen opt for playing this cover in a different key than the original; Vincent plays it in E. The verse form is deceptive; sounding very much like 12-bar because of its I-IV-V-IV chord progression, but it turns out to be an 8-bar frame.
This is another one of the major highlights of the entire Quarrymen sessions because in both form and arrangement it is the least 12-bar blues-like, and also perhaps the most Beatles-like of all.
www.recmusicbeatles.com /public/files/awp/qmen.1.html   (4588 words)

 I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS: Before They Were Beatles: The Quarrymen
And ever-shifting lineup ensued throughout those years with The Quarrymen playing gigs all around their native Liverpool, changing their name several times, among them The Blackjacks, Johnny and The Moondogs (in late 1959), and The Silver Beetles (in 1960), finally settling on The Beatles in late 1960.
Best's mother, Mona, created the club in the basement and coal cellar of her Victorian house on the edge of Liverpool after reading about the "beat" clubs popular with teenagers in London.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison — then billed as The Quarrymen — played at the club's opening in April 1959 as a last-minute replacement for scheduled headliners, the Les Stewart Quartet.
fuelfriends.blogspot.com /2006/09/before-they-were-beatles-quarrymen.html   (917 words)

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