Before The Beatles, John Lennon formed The Quarrymen in 1956. A year later Paul McCartney joined, before George Harrison in 1958. Lennon’s childhood friend Ivan Vaughan introduced him to McCartney on July 6, 1957 at the Woolton village fête, sparking the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of music.
McCartney and Vaughan were around 16-years-old at the time, while Harrison was a year younger.
Sir Paul comments on the snap: “We had a few words and phrases that, if one of us said it, would amuse the others because it was like a secret code…”
Vaughn played tea-chest bass part-time for The Quarrymen, and went on to study Classics at University College, London.