A very rare opportunity to own a reproduction 1957 Garden Fete Tour Programme hand signed by John Lennon's Quarrymen members Rod Davis, Len Garry, Colin Hanton and Bill Smith. 6th July 1957 was a pivotal day for the history of modern music: it was the day that John Lennon met Paul McCartney for the first time. In the afternoon the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool. The performance took place on a stage in a field behind the church. In the band were Lennon (vocals, guitar), Eric Griffiths (guitar), Colin Hanton (drums), Rod Davies (banjo), Pete Shotton (washboard) and Len Garry (tea chest bass).
The group arrived on the back of a lorry. As well as music, there were craft and cake stalls, games of hoop-la, police dog demonstrations and the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen. The fete was a highlight of the year for the residents of the sleepy Liverpool district. Bill Smith attended Quarrybank High School along with Pete Shotton. Bill is the only living original founder member of Lennon's first band'The Quarrymen' - the band that evolved into The Beatles!This programme is a replica which was issued on the day that changed the face of modern music forever! And the rest they say is history. Great rare piece for a Beatles collector! I do not sell reprints, only genuine hand signed items. Please check my other listings for more great action figures, records, collectables and autographs etc!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. This item is in the category "Music\Music Memorabilia\Artists/ Groups\The Beatles". The seller is "lsarswal" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.