Richard Starkey, born July 7 (in family home, 9 Madyrn Street, Dingle, in Liverpool)
John Winston Lennon, born October 9 (at Oxford Maternity Hospital in Liverpool)John was born to Julia and Fred Lennon.
John's father, Fred Lennon, leaves home for good. Julia moves in with her new man,John Dykins.
James Paul McCartney, born June 18 (at Walton General Hospital in Liverpool)
George Harrison, born February 25 (10 minutes past midnight in their family's terracedhome, 12 Arnold Grove, in Liverpool)
John Lennon moves in to stay with his Aunt Mimi Smith who raises him.
George Martin, after working three months for the BBC, leaves and takes job atParlophone Records as a result of being paid £7, four shillings and three pence, £1more than the BBC was paying at the time. George Martin becomes an assistant tochief producer/owner of the label, Oscar Preuss. George is immediately given the taskof handling the classical repertoire which included baroque, orchestral and choralmusic.
John Lennon enters Quarry Bank High School
American Rock 'n' Roll and the Cunard Yanks mythology
Around this time the influence of American rock 'n' roll was being felt in Liverpool andthe rest of England. How that music appeared, particularly in Liverpool, is aninteresting story. The generally accepted view which has recently come into question,was that merchant seamen known as Cunard Yanks imported rock 'n' roll records fromAmerica which were then passed along to Liverpool musicians who had relations whoworked on the ships. This, unfortunately, is not how American rock 'n' roll appeared ina large scale in Liverpool or for the rest of England. The truth of the matter is, about99% of American rock 'n' roll LPs and singles were released by British musiccompanies.To understand why that is, one must trace back to the origins of the Cunard Yanksmythology. One of the earliest publications that supported the Cunark Yank viewpointwas found in Mersey Beat. Bill Harry, editor of Mersey Beat publication, explains:"Originally, when I did some interviews in Mersey Beat for a series called ‘WhyLiverpool?’ some of the answers from musicians such as John McNally of the Searcherswas that he got records from his brother who was a merchant seaman (a CunardYank). A couple of other musicians said this. So when I did an introduction to my 1977