Originally consisting of Lennon and several schoolfriends, the Quarrymen took their name from a line in the school song of their school, the Quarry Bank High School. Lennon's mother, Julia Lennon , taught her son to play the banjo , showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars in a similar way to the banjo, and taught them simple chords and songs. Lennon started a skiffle group that was briefly called the Blackjacks, but changed the name before any public performances. Some accounts credit Lennon with choosing the new name; other accounts credit his close friend Pete Shotton with suggesting the name. The Quarrymen played at parties, school dances, cinemas and amateur skiffle contests before Paul McCartney joined in October George Harrison joined in early at McCartney's recommendation, though Lennon initially resisted because he felt Harrison 14 when he was introduced to Lennon was too young. The group moved towards rock and roll, causing several of the original members to leave.
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On this historic occasion, they would forsake their usual "Quarry Men" name. It is not clear why the name was changed prior to this competition, however, ther are two plausible explanations. The Quarry Men had lost two of its members in late summer , Len Garry and Duff Lowe and this may have been a chance at a new start. Moreover, it was the second time they had entered this competition : the first was in at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, when they failed to pass the preliminary auditions required to qualify for performing in front of an audience. A new name might have erased a poor showing in the minds of the fans.
I entertained without him, but with frequent phone calls, lol. I met my ex when he was a 2nd year resident and married him when he completed his oncology fellowship. My parents, siblings and grandparents are all active members; as am I.