The Quarry Men
8 March 1958
Wedding reception at Paul's Auntie Gin's Home
147 Dina's Lane
Huyton, Liverpool
Photographer: Mike McCartney

This famous and fabulous color photo was taken at Paul's Auntie Gin's son Ian's wedding reception. This photo was shot in a back room parlor. This is likely George's first public appearance with John and Paul. It is the earliest known color photo of the three of them. There would not be another color photo for over four years. Albiet, a color film was shot in February 1962.

Paul states that he met John and George around the same time (mid 1957) but George first saw The Quarry Men on 6 February 1958 during a Quarry Men performance at Wilson Hall in Garston. Based on Colin Hanton's recollection,
it seems likely that he might not have met John until 13 March 1958 at a
Quarry Men performance at The Morgue Skiffle Cellar in Liverpool.

Interestingly, The Morgue Cellar was owned by Alan Caldwell who would become Liverpool's "Mr. Showmanship" (Rory Storm). Ringo would join Caldwell's band, The Raving Texans (the future "Hurricanes"), and make his first appearance with them on 25 March 1959 at The Mardi Gras in Mount Pleasant.


George, John, Paul and...Dennis. Don't know who Dennis is.
See an alternate copy of this photo - here

A contemporary photo of Auntie Jin's Home.