Paul Mccartney talks about the day he and John Lennon met at the Woolton Fete on July 6, 1957. He starts talking about how his friend Ivan introduced them.
Paul: … so we were good mates. We went along and just.. uh.. saw this group on a little stage there and the singer who was John, he just looked like he had something, you know?
Parkinson: Did you audition?
Paul: Well,. Umm. What happened is that they did their first thing and they had a break and they were due to do the evening thing so, the break was an opportunity for the band to get drunk, really. And so, John, he’d had a few beers when I sort of finally said hello to him. But uh, I’ll show you the song. I just happen to have a guitar.
Parkinson: Yes, you do.. (smiling)
Paul: Yes, we do. You carry it with you.. (tunning his guitar) Near enough. (laughs). So, yeah. So, we were backstage and John was leaning over me with his beery breath (babbles in a drunken way) and I thought ‘Who is this?’, you know?. But, uh, one of them lent his guitar because I’m left handed the strings go the other way and they wouldn’t let me change the strings, so, ‘cause I had a mate who had right handed I learnt how to play upside down and that was a little bit impressive (chuckes). But, I also knew the words to this song that they all loved and they didn’t know the words and that was enough to get in. It’s Twenty Flight Rock by Eddie Cochran. So, I’ll just do a bit of it and show you what got me in The Beatles.
- Launches into the song. -
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